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Stay safe this spring while bicycling

On Behalf of | Mar 29, 2024 | Injuries |

As spring weather heats up, Georgia’s roadways may see an increase in bicyclists. Bicycling is a popular way to get around, whether for leisure or as one’s main mode of transportation. Biking is enjoyable to many, but riders need to be safe when traveling in areas where motor vehicles are present. A bicyclist can do everything right to keep themselves safe, but still be involved in an accident with a car if the driver is negligent. 

Bicycle safety 

Bikes are subject to the same rules and responsibilities as motor vehicles and by adhering to the laws, accidents may be prevented. When biking, wearing the proper gear can provide some protection in case an accident happens. Gloves, a helmet, and good footwear should be worn with each bike ride. Checking the bike for potential issues, and ensuring the brakes are functional and that the tires are properly inflated, can prevent many bike problems that could lead to an accident.  

Low-light conditions can make it difficult for motorists to see bicycles on the road. Bike lights, reflectors, and high-visibility clothing can make the rider and bike easier to see. Traveling in groups provides protection and higher visibility for bicyclists.   

What to do after an accident 

When a bike rider is struck by a vehicle, the injuries can be severe. These injuries may require one to have surgery, go through physical therapy, and be out of work for a significant amount of time. This often leaves one in a financial bind. Georgians who’ve been injured because of a driver’s negligence have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for expenses related to their injuries.  


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