The bad news is that bike accidents are all too frequent in Fresno. There are many reasons that these accidents are on the increase, including more and more people driving while distracted, more bikes on the road, and a lack of understanding of bike laws. Various organizations are working throughout the state and the area to find ways to reduce the number of bike accidents. One study has shown that the answer may be easier than may think: Simply changing attitudes about bike riders.
The fact of the matter is that too many drivers on the road see bikes as a nuisance and feel that they are in the way. As cities and states continue with laws that are believed to be “car-centric,” this can become a huge problem. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we believe that the sooner drivers and bike riders alike understand that they are sharing the road equally, the fewer accidents there will be. Read on to learn more and then contact us at 800-333-0000 if you have been in a bike accident and need legal representation.
Does Changing Attitudes Really Make a Huge Difference?
The studies show that yes, it does make a difference. When a city embraces bikes as equally important on the roads as cars, the number of accidents goes down – at least that was the case in London. Between 2000 and 2016 they saw a significant increase in the number of bikes on the roads. For example, during rush hour, between 32-70% of vehicles on the roads are bikes.
The mayor decided to put an end to “us versus them” mentality by adding new bike lanes, changing the laws, and promoting awareness campaigns designed to change the attitudes of bike riders and drivers alike. The result? A decrease in serious injuries from bike accidents of more than 40%.
Have You Been Injured in a Bike Accident? Talk to an Attorney for Help Today
If you have been injured in a bike accident then it is essential to talk to a personal injury attorney right away. It may be that there was no one at fault and the accident was just that – an accident. However, it may be that the at-fault party is not being held accountable. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we can assess your case, the evidence, and other factors to uncover your best way forward.
If, after a free legal consultation, we decide to take your case, we will do so on a contingency basis. This means that you will not pay us a cent until we win your case. If we do not win your case then you do not pay us. We know how frustrating this situation can be. We know how hard it is to move forward when you are injured and in need of recouping your economic damages. Contact us now at 800-333-0000 to get the process started.