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Most Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
As the weather starts to get warmer, it is important to be safe while outside riding a bicycle. Here are the most common causes of bicycle accidents according to the NHTSA National Survey on Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behaviors.
Being Hit by a Car on a Bike
Thirty percent of all bicycle accidents are caused by the rider being hit by a car. Drivers are to always be aware of what is around them and yield the right of way to all pedestrians and bicyclists. However, often times bicyclists are not seen by a driver. When riding a bike, yield to caution by wearing brightly colored clothing. It is also helpful for you to beware of vehicles and make eye contact before crossing a street.
Fallen Off a Bicycle
Seventeen percent of all bicycle accident are from the rider falling off the bike. There are many reasons for this. For example, the rider may have been startled from an unforeseen object or person.
Error Due to the Bicyclist
Thirteen percent of bike accidents are from the rider making an error.
Collided with a Fixed Object
Seven percent of bicycle accidents are due to the rider colliding with a fixed object. For instance, an inexperienced bicyclist may accidently run into a light pole. Or the rider may have been distracted and hit the pole.
Dogs Running into the Street
When a dog runs into the street, they may potentially be hit by a bicyclist or a car. Four percent of all bicycle accident have been due to a dog running into the street.
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If you’ve been injured from a bicycle accident, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm in Boise to be on your side. Our law office believes every client deserves top-tier representation as well as more money, faster. Call our Boise law office today at (208) 322-7274 for a free consultation about your case. We can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case. This is your opportunity to discuss your bike accident case with a trusted and experienced Boise bicycle accident attorney. Call now!
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