If you have been injured in a bicycle accident that was not your fault, you need a Macon bicycle accident lawyer that knows how to help you get the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. Bicycling is a great source of physical activity, and it is the type of activity that we certainly want to encourage. However, one of the ongoing problems in cities and communities around Macon is that the safety infrastructure of our roadways has simply not kept pace with the number of bicyclists.
HOW GREAT IS YOUR RISK OF A BICYCLE ACCIDENT?
The Mineta Transportation Institute has performed some excellent research on the risks associated with bicycling and some steps that should be taken to prevent bicycle accidents. As an increasingly large percentage of our population moves to more urban areas, we have to consider these issues. If you would like to read the Mineta Transportation Institute report click here.
- It is estimated that about 1 in every 5 million bike trips results in a fatal bicyclist accident. However, there are wide variations in the types of bicycling activities and locations that expose bicyclists to the most risk of an accident.
- In 2008, bicycle accidents with motor vehicles resulted in 716 bicyclist deaths and 52,000 injuries. Between 1998 and 2008, bicyclist deaths ranged between 600 and 800 per year.
The age of bicyclists who killed in accident with cars tells us little about the situations in which fatal bicycle accident are likely to occur, but the age of bicycle victims helps us understand more about who is at risk in these accidents:
YOUR BICYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER AT THE SESSIONS LAW FIRM CAN HELP
Our bicycle accident lawyers understand how to aggressively pursue your case and help you.