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More Cyclists on the Road Means More Potential Accidents

By Personal Injury Lawyer Washington January 29, 2021 March 30th, 2021 Personal Injury

The‌ ‌pandemic‌ ‌has‌ ‌brought‌ ‌more‌ ‌people‌ ‌outside‌ ‌than‌ ‌before,‌ ‌as‌ ‌many‌ ‌are‌ ‌taking‌ ‌up‌ ‌
biking‌ ‌for‌ ‌exercise,‌ ‌transportation,‌ ‌and‌ ‌leisure.‌ ‌In‌ ‌fact,‌ ‌Fitness‌ ‌App‌ ‌Stava‌ ‌reported‌ ‌a‌ ‌
significant‌ ‌jump‌ ‌in‌ ‌bicycling‌ ‌in‌ ‌major‌ ‌cities.‌ ‌And‌ ‌sales‌ ‌of‌ ‌bikes‌ ‌and‌ ‌other‌ ‌accessories‌ ‌
skyrocketed.‌ ‌

While‌ ‌it‌ ‌is‌ ‌refreshing‌ ‌to‌ ‌see‌ ‌more‌ ‌Americans‌ ‌reconnect‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌bicycle,‌ ‌this‌ ‌
unfortunately‌ ‌has‌ ‌brought‌ ‌a‌ ‌rise‌ ‌in‌ ‌bike-related‌ ‌accidents.‌ ‌The‌ ‌Insurance‌ ‌for‌ ‌Highway‌ ‌
Safety‌ ‌reported‌ ‌over‌ ‌850‌ ‌crashes‌ ‌resulting‌ ‌in‌ ‌death‌ ‌in‌ ‌2018.‌ ‌Since‌ ‌then,‌ ‌a‌ ‌similar‌ ‌
average‌ ‌number‌ ‌of‌ ‌Americans‌ ‌are‌ ‌dying‌ ‌in‌ ‌bicycle‌ ‌related‌ ‌accidents.‌ ‌

Because‌ ‌the‌ ‌pandemic‌ ‌has‌ ‌brought‌ ‌more‌ ‌people‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌streets,‌ ‌this‌ ‌could‌ ‌potentially‌ ‌
lead‌ ‌to‌ ‌a‌ ‌rise‌ ‌in‌ ‌accidents. Even‌ ‌before‌ ‌the‌ ‌pandemic,‌ ‌the‌ ‌number‌ ‌of‌ ‌bicycle-related‌ ‌
accidents‌ ‌had‌ ‌skyrocketed.‌ ‌As‌ ‌a‌ ‌cyclist,‌ ‌you‌ ‌must‌ ‌also‌ ‌know‌ ‌the‌ ‌rules‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌road‌ ‌and‌ ‌
abide‌ ‌by‌ ‌all‌ ‌laws.‌ ‌But‌ ‌motor‌ ‌vehicle‌ ‌drivers‌ ‌must‌ ‌also‌ ‌understand‌ ‌the‌ ‌rights‌ ‌that‌ ‌bikers‌ ‌
have‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌roads.‌ ‌

Because‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌sheer‌ ‌difference‌ ‌in‌ ‌size,‌ ‌most‌ ‌bike-related‌ ‌accidents‌ ‌can‌ ‌be‌ ‌serious‌ ‌or‌ ‌
deadly.‌ ‌From‌ ‌a‌ ‌legal‌ ‌perspective,‌ ‌following‌ ‌these‌ ‌rules‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌cyclist‌ ‌is‌ ‌incredibly‌ ‌crucial,‌ ‌
because‌ ‌one‌ ‌accident‌ ‌can‌ ‌change‌ ‌your‌ ‌life‌ ‌forever.‌ ‌

If‌ ‌you‌ ‌or‌ ‌a‌ ‌loved‌ ‌one‌ ‌has‌ ‌suffered‌ ‌a‌ ‌bicycle-related‌ ‌accident,‌ ‌trust‌ ‌the‌ ‌help‌ ‌of‌ ‌an‌ ‌
experienced‌ ‌personal‌ ‌injury‌ ‌lawyer.‌ ‌