Over the last few months, there have been many tragic reports of bicyclists getting hit by vehicles, especially at busy intersections. Thus, every bicyclist needs to realize how important bike safety is. Helmets aren’t just for kids on bikes; they are for everyone who rides a bike.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, bicycle helmets are 85 percent effective in reducing brain injuries if they are worn properly. First, it’s important that the helmet fits your head. It is also important to never wear a hat under a bike helmet as the helmet will not be able to fully protect your head with a hat in the way.
The proper way to wear a helmet is to make sure it’s leveled on your head, covers your forehead, and is not tilted back. Straps should always be fastened and snug enough so the helmet doesn’t move when you do. If a helmet is damaged in any capacity, don’t wear it. Instead, buy a new one to ensure the helmet is providing the appropriate safety.
It is also always good to use hand signals when bike riding to let drivers know where you are going. Never change lanes abruptly because that’s how accidents happen. Instead, look over your shoulder for cars and make sure it is safe to move.
Seek Advice from a Personal Injury Attorney if Involved in a Bike or Pedestrian Accident
If you or your loved one are involved in a bike or pedestrian accident, the personal injury lawyers at Rosenberg and Rodriguez, PLLC are here to fight for you and provide quality legal services. Our Nassau County lawyers have decades of experience in personal injury law and have served as a powerful advocate for those who have been seriously injured, maimed, disabled, or killed as a result of someone else’s wrongdoing. We treat every case with care, concern, and compassion to ensure our clients get fair financial compensation for their medical expenses as well as for their pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one need a personal injury attorney, call us immediately for a free consultation (516) 442-7310.