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8 Safety Hacks To Enjoy Safe Bicycle Ride

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Bike riding can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get exercise, commute, and spend time with family and friends.  However, biking can also lead to serious injury if you have the misfortune of getting into an accident.  Bike accidents are all too common these days, especially with the increase of biking as a secondary form of transportation instead of just recreational.  All bicyclists need to be aware of dangers and how to minimize their risk of injury.

Traumatic Brain Injuries Sustained in Bicycle Accident

According to the Center for Disease Control, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) result from a hit to the head that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain.  TBIs can range in severity from a brief change in mental state to death.  However, short and long-term disability can be associated with all levels of severity of TBIs.

Before Going On A Bike Ride Always Protect Your Head To Prevent TBI

Wearing a helmet is one of the most important ways a bike rider can decrease the risk of serious head injury.  On average, there are over 26,000 traumatic brain injuries related to bicycle accidents that are treated in hospitals each year.  Many adults and children don’t wear helmets simply because they don’t look cool or are uncomfortable.  Almost half of bike riders are not wearing bike helmets according to the CDC, even though there are an estimated 515,000 bicycle accidents each year that require emergency room care.

8 Safety Steps To Consider Before Your Next Bicycle Ride

  • Wear a helmet.
  • Ride with the flow of traffic.
  • Don’t ride against traffic.
  • Obey all traffic signals and rules that apply to cars.
  • Stop at stop signs.
  • Follow traffic lights.
  • Wear reflective clothing.
  • Use front and rear headlights on your bike.

If you or a loved one has suffered and injury as a result of bicycle accident, contact our knowledgeable accident attorneys today.  With over 40 years of experience, the attorneys and staff at LeBell, Dobroski, Morgan & Meylink can help you and your loved ones get the justice and compensation you deserve.