Tag Archives: BicycleAccident
In the last decade, San Diego has seen a rise in bicycle injuries and accidents. It’s no surprise that as bike traffic surges, incidents increase. A city data report revealed there were 130 cycling accidents that resulted in injuries from Jan. 1 to May 1, 2018, in comparison to 102 accidents during the same period in 2017. Cyclists reflect the need for a streamlined transportation system in bike-friendly Southern California. Both urban and recreational bicyclists are a valuable asset, and their safety is a priority in the state’s blueprint for the future. You can reduce the chance of being involved in a bicycle accident by following municipal and state cycling laws. If an accident does occur, you should consider doing the following: Get medical attention IMMEDIATELY. Keep all bills, records and names of the doctors and medical attendants. If there were witnesses, get names, phone numbers and other contact information….
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As a cyclist in San Diego, a city known for its bicycle-friendliness, it is important to stay updated on any current bike equipment under recall. This ensures that you do not fall victim to unnecessary accidents or injuries as the result of a recalled product. San Diego personal injury attorney and passionate cyclist Frederick Dudek has compiled a list of the dangers of defective products and ways for you to stay on top of recent product recalls. The Dangers of Bike Equipment Under Recall It can be difficult to know how to determine what bicycle equipment is currently under recall. Bicycle equipment that could be recalled includes: Helmets. If your helmet is not functioning properly or has recently failed an impact test, it may not be able to effectively protect you in the event of a crash. Frames. Depending on the material of the frame, a small defect could compromise…
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Wearing a bike helmet is one of the most important safety rules of cycling. It can mean the difference between life and death in the event of a cycling accident. All bike helmets in the US must pass a series of safety tests. However, these test often don’t take into account the different angles you might hit your head upon impact or varying speeds at which the accident could occur. A new safety rating system was developed by Virginia Tech and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to ensure that cyclists are aware of how well helmets on the market are protecting them from injury. The study concluded that, though no helmets failed the new testing, some helmets provide more protection against injury than others. How The New System Differs From The Old IIHS, along with Helmet Lab, tested 30 popular adult bike helmets to standards that simulate more real-world…
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