Statistics about Cycling Accidents in the U.S.Posted on February 13, 2013
Attorney Bill Shirer, the Cyclist at Law, is a cyclist himself and an expert on personal injury law who can provide legal representation when you need it.
Statistics from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that the sport is more dangerous for you if you are a man. Fatalities among men average around 87% of the total, and injuries among men are almost as high at 80%. Summer months produce the most accidents, whereas the fewest occur during December, January, and February.
Data from NHTSA shows that you can control your exposure to risk of injury. By planning your ride to incorporate the statistical findings, you may avoid a disaster on the road. Your risk is higher if you:
- are male
- are 25-64 years old
- ride at night
- drink alcohol
- have little experience
- choose dangerous locations
You can improve your chances for a safe ride by taking these steps:
- wearing your helmet and using it properly
- wearing bright colors in the daytime and reflective clothing at night
- paying attention and focusing on riding
- obeying traffic laws
- keeping your bike in good condition
When the statistics on bike accident injuries include you, it’s time to hire a Dallas bike accident attorney to get compensation for your losses. Insurance companies are not in business to hand over personal injury settlements willingly, so your best option is to rely on the guidance of a board-certified personal injury lawyer with over 23 years of experience.
Remember that you can count on the Cyclist at Law if you are involved in a cycling accident. Put 800-877-6188 in your contact list so you can call Attorney Bill Shirer when you need him.