Riding a bike is an economical and environmentally friendly way to get to your school or office. In addition to being an excellent form of transportation, it also helps you stay physically fit while getting acquainted with neighborhoods and parks in your community. At the same time, in the event of an accident, your bike offers little to no protection against injuries that can be severe and in some cases, potentially life threatening. As bike crash lawyers, we know that accidents can occur, regardless of how experienced a cyclist you are. In order to protect yourself, check out our list of the seven most commonly overlooked dangers cyclists face.
As a responsible cyclist, you may think you have taken the steps necessary to avoid accidents and injuries. While using a helmet and other protective gear and performing proper bike maintenance is smart, there are still hazards when riding that you may not have considered. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as many as 50,000 cyclists are injured and over 700 killed each year in cycling accidents in the U.S., and seven commonly overlooked dangers include the following:
For tips on and the best cycling routes in Las Vegas, check out our map resource for cyclists.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a cycling accident, contact the Ladah Law Firm, PLLC today. Our experienced Las Vegas cycling accident attorneys provide the aggressive legal representation you need to assist you in getting the compensation you deserve.