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Bike ride ruined by hit-and-run driver

Indiana residents eager to get outside for some exercise and fresh air in the lovely months of summer should be able to do so without worry of problems. Sadly that is not always possible especially when one's chosen means of activity involves sharing the road with cars, trucks and other vehicles. Bicycling or even running along sidewalks, bike lanes and paths inevitably puts people on bikes or on foot at risk of being hit by vehicles.

Safe bicycle riding tips

May is National Bike Month and as the weather improves and people get excited for summer, it is no wonder that more bicyclists are seen around Indiana. Whether on designated bike paths or on city streets, staying safe should always be a priority for anyone on a bike.

Tips for cyclists to stay safe on the road

Cyclists are supposed to the follow the same rules of the road as cars and trucks, but it can be much more hazardous to ride a bicycle on city streets. Some drivers do not want to share the road with bicycles. Sometimes, cyclists do not follow the rules of the road. Accidents happen. Many times, an accident could have been avoided just by using common sense and extending common courtesies. 

How many bike fatalities occur in Indiana?

Are you one of the many residents in Indiana who love to ride your bike? Whether you ride for the physical exercise and benefits associated with that or for basic transportation purposes, you deserve to be safe while on the road. Sadly, many people in cars and other vehicles fail to pay proper attention to bicyclists and that can lead to very serious and even deadly results. Just how many people die in bicycle accidents in Indiana each year? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tracks that along with its other vehicle accident data.

Bicycle-car collisions lead to fatalities in Indiana

Bicycling is not only an enjoyable pastime for adults and children alike, but also a healthy and convenient way to travel for many Hoosiers. Additionally, according to studies, it is increasingly common, especially for commuting. Unfortunately, though, despite efforts at safety precautions, bicyclists are still at risk for dangerous bicycle accidents.

The importance of legal help after bicycle accidents

A growing number of Hoosiers across Indiana are realizing the benefits of riding bicycles to get back and forth. Not only is it a great method of exercise, but it is also a smart decision in an attempt to save money on gas prices. In addition, it is beneficial for the environment. Amid all of those known benefits, there are inherent risks of bicycle riding. This applies to everyone, even those who make certain that they are easily visible and take all the proper precautions to ensure safety. When there is a bicycle accident, the rider is exceedingly vulnerable to being severely injured and dying. With that in mind, it is imperative to know what to do after a bike crash.

How is liability established following a bicycle accident?

The immediate aftermath of a bicycle and car collision is jarring for bicyclists. A bicyclist may be injured and disoriented. After seeking medical care, an injured Hoosier may opt to seek compensation for the injuries he or she suffered in the bicycle accident. It can be helpful for a Hoosier to understand how Indiana courts might evaluate liability after a bike crash.

Lack of buffer zone in Indiana may lead to bicycle accidents

Bicycling is an activity that Indianans may do for pleasure or for transportation. Some Indiana bicyclists may bike on paths that prohibit motorized vehicular traffic, but many bicyclists will find themselves sharing the road with motor vehicles. Unfortunately, sharing the road with these vehicles can be dangerous for bicyclists and may lead to bicycle accidents.

How do drivers commonly cause bicycle accidents?

An Indiana resident who embarks on a bike ride faces the potential of being involved in an accident. There are many different ways that a bicycle accident might occur, but there are some scenarios that more commonly lead to accidents, particularly when a vehicle is involved.

Bicycle accidents can result in major injuries for Indianans

A person embarking on a bicycle ride likely does not anticipate returning with an injury, no matter how serious. However, bicycling and associated bicycle accidents are indeed common sources of injury, from simple broken bones to major head injuries. Despite an Indiana rider having appropriate bike awareness, he or she may be blind-sided by a negligent or drunk driver, and left with major and life-altering injuries.