Riding a bicycle in Seattle is one of the best ways to save money on gas, save the environment, and give yourself a good work out. While Seattle is continuing to increase the safety of bicyclists with new bicycle lanes, bicycle streets signals, barriers to bicycle lanes from cars, there are many dangers to bicyclists in Seattle. Seattle is a city full of hills and rain, two things that can be a recipe for bicycle disasters.
Obstacles that could cause a bicycle accident in Seattle include other bicyclists, cars, pedestrians, and the weather. There are many safe routes with little or no hills to bike in Seattle, but not everyone is fortunate enough to travel such paths. Many people have to bicycle down steep hills to commute to work that could cause issues and lead to a car accident or bike accident. Ultimately, there is no avoiding bike accidents no matter how safe you as the bicyclist attempt to be.
Bicyclists can be injured when distracted drivers do not pay attention to bicyclists, cars are driving too fast and cannot brake in time, the bicycle's frame breaks, other bicyclists run into you on a bike, bad streets designs or maintenance (pot holes), and pedestrians run out in front of you traveling on a bike, among many other causes.
Things that could keep you safe from an accident include: wearing bright, reflective colors, especially at night; having flashing lights and reflectors on your bicycle; avoid riding your bicycle when there is a lot of water on the ground from rain; and maintaining your bicycle's tires and frame.
Unfortunately, bicyclists are susceptible to horrific injuries when they are involved in a car accident or other bicycle accidents at high speeds. You will need a personal injury attorney to obtain compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and permanent lost working capacity.
Andrew Cherin has experience helping people that have suffered some of the following injuries:
If you have suffered one of these debilitating injuries, you need a trusted Seattle personal injury lawyer to represent you and make sure you are taking the proper steps to heal your injuries and receive compensation for your injuries.
Common reasons for accidents:
Contact Andrew Cherin, Attorney at Law a Seattle personal injury lawyer today at (206) 850-6716 for a free consultation today. You could be owed $10,000 or more in personal injury damages.
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