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What Should Drivers Do to Prevent Bicycle Accidents?

Collisions between motor vehicles and bicycles occur far too frequently, and they are likely to lead to severe injuries for bicyclists. When a person on a bicycle is struck by a car or truck, they may suffer broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and serious sprains or dislocated joints. Even if a person is wearing a helmet, they may experience traumatic brain injuries, which can lead to temporary or permanent disabilities. [...]

2021-05-26T12:55:40+00:00May 25, 2021|Bicycle Accidents|

The Dangers of Intersections for Wisconsin Bicyclists

Though reported accidents between bicycles and motor vehicles in Wisconsin are relatively uncommon, over 800 bicyclists are injured each year. Bicyclists are at a clear disadvantage in a motor vehicle collision, as their vehicles do little to provide protection, and their injuries are often severe and sometimes fatal. Bicycle accidents are especially common at intersections, and it is important to be aware of how these accidents occur and what you [...]

2020-10-22T19:05:34+00:00October 22, 2020|Bicycle Accidents|

Is a Driver Responsible for Injuries Suffered in a Bike Accident?

When a collision occurs between a bicycle and a motor vehicle, the results can be devastating for the bicyclist. Due to the huge disparity in size and weight between bikes and cars, as well as the lack of protection for a cyclist in a collision, bicyclists can suffer severe or fatal injuries after being hit by a motor vehicle. Because of this, collisions with bicycles account for approximately 2% of [...]

2020-05-09T17:00:00+00:00May 9, 2020|Bicycle Accidents|

Tips to Help Avoid Bicycle Accidents in Wisconsin

Due to the growing number of vehicles on the road, it should not be a surprise that car accidents involving bicycles are becoming more prevalent. In 2016, one bicyclist was either injured or killed every 10.2 hours in the state of Wisconsin. Due to the large size and weight of motor vehicles, bicyclists can suffer serious injuries when struck by a car or truck. Even though a cyclist has the [...]

2019-08-19T02:40:00+00:00August 19, 2019|Bicycle Accidents|

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), bicycle accidents account for about 2 percent of all traffic fatalities. Even more, bicyclists are injured. Who is at fault for these accidents, and what really causes them? Learn more about the causes and fault in bicycle accidents with help from the following information.  A Closer Look at the Anatomy of a Bicycle Accident While bicycle accident victims may be from [...]

2019-01-24T09:41:00+00:00January 24, 2019|Bicycle Accidents|

Reducing Your Risk of Serious Injuries in a Bicycle Accident

Thanks to environmental concerns and the scaling back of unnecessary expenses among many Americans, the number of cyclists has risen dramatically over the last decade. In fact, statistics indicate that some 66 million people now use a bicycle as their primary mode of transportation. Unfortunately, the roadways are still designed for passenger vehicles, and that creates challenges and potential risks for cyclists. Add in the potential for distracted, drunk, or [...]

2018-01-30T07:25:00+00:00January 30, 2018|Bicycle Accidents|

The Truth About Bicycle Accidents – Helmet Use May Not Prevent Traumatic Brain Injury

Statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation indicate that some 4, 500 bicyclists experience a non-fatal injury each year. Since many of these injuries were related to the head, face, or neck area, one would think that cyclists are failing at helmet use, but this assumption could not be further from the truth. Learn the truth about bicycle accidents and helmet use, including why helmets are not always effective at [...]

2017-09-11T08:36:00+00:00September 11, 2017|Bicycle Accidents|

Are Roundabouts Safer for Bicyclists?

Roundabouts have become popular in America. In fact, some cities have chosen to replace dangerous intersections with new roundabouts. The Department of Transportation (DOT) says they result in fewer accidents and have decreased injuries by 75 percent. The death of bicyclists and pedestrians are said to have been reduced by 10 to 40 percent. Are these figures truly accurate, or are they inflated? Further, what can victims and their families [...]

2017-05-31T10:14:00+00:00May 31, 2017|Bicycle Accidents|

Bicyclists and Pedestrians Especially Vulnerable in Drunk Driving Accidents

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that approximately 31 percent of all traffic-related deaths are caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol. In total, this amounts to nearly 10, 000 deaths each and every year. Pedestrians and bicyclists, who are largely unprotected during a vehicular impact, are often the most vulnerable. They also tend to be the ones most likely to be hit and [...]

2016-06-14T14:47:48+00:00June 14, 2016|Bicycle Accidents|
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