Biking is a fun and convenient way to get around and to exercise, but it can also be extremely dangerous if you don't take the proper precautions. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 846 bicyclists were killed in traffic crashes in 2019. May is National Bike Month, and while the celebration’s goal is to illustrate the numerous benefits of biking and encourage more people to take up the hobby, it’s also important to remind bicyclists how to minimize risk when they hit the pavement.In this blog, we’re giving critical bicycle safety tips and explaining what you would need to prove in a personal injury case if you were involved in an accident while riding a bike.
Whether you’re biking to work, or biking for pleasure, safety should always be a top priority. These are a few bicycle safety tips to consider so you can ride with confidence:
Unfortunately, no matter how many precautions you take, there’s always a chance that you could be injured on the road while riding a bike. However, if you are involved in a bicycle accident, you may be able to recover compensation for damages depending on whether you have a valid personal injury case.If you want to make an injury claim, whether that be through an insurance claim or a lawsuit, you usually need to prove that you suffered actual damages because of your injury and that the person you’re making the claim against was negligent. Negligence means that the person breached a legal duty owed to you, leading to the accident and your injury. As the person making the claim, the burden of proving these elements would be placed on you. If your case makes it to court, you must prove to the judge or jury that more likely than not, everything you allege is true.To prove negligence, you need solid evidence. This can include, but is not limited to:
Navigating the landscape of personal injury law can be overwhelming. That’s why you need an experienced trial attorney to help you determine whether you have a valid case and prove it if you do. If you believe you might have a case, our experienced team is ready to help you recover the compensation you deserve—reach out to get started today.
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