It’s a common occurrence for Californians to ride their bikes, whether for recreation or transport. It is a very popular sport in the state, even though it does bring many risks. Riding a bike itself isn’t particularly dangerous but riding near vehicles can be.
One of the main problems is that drivers do not always share the road correctly with cyclists. Every person driving a car must give bikes proper space and avoid doing anything reckless to risk a bike accident. Unfortunately, this does not always happen – but the risk for men can be much higher. Read on to learn why and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 if you have been injured in an accident and want a free legal consultation.
Reasons Men Are in More Danger When Riding Their Bikes
Both men and women are in danger of catastrophic injuries if they are involved in a car accident, but the statistics show that men are much more likely to be hit in the first place. There are many theories on why this is. They include:
- More men ride bikes.
- Women may be less likely to participate in the dangerous activities that cause some bike accidents.
- Many roads in California are not good for bikes. There are many reasons this can be true, from a lack of designated bike lanes to small bike lanes without enough space.
- It’s often the case that bike riders do not have alternative routes available and they have no choice other than riding on the street with cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles.
As you can see, many of these factors can be reduced. If the state were to invest in adding bike lanes throughout the state, there is evidence that this would likely have a big impact on the number of accidents in the state.
Have You Been Injured in a Cycling Accident?
If you have been injured in a cycling accident then you have rights you should know about. Depending on the specifics of the case, you may be able to get fair compensation for your damages. This could include property damage, medical bills, and compensation for pain and suffering, among other damages.
The best way to find out what your options are is to contact a personal injury attorney. You can reach The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000. We are here to offer a free legal consultation to ensure you know exactly what your options are.