Of all the bike accidents that happen—for any reason—only 11 percent involve a car. The law is geared to protect bikers, so in most cases the driver will be at fault. But not all the time. There are certain circumstances where you can have a cyclist at fault for a car accident. Nearly half of the car-bike collisions take place at an intersection. It’s at these spots where … [Read more...] about Scenarios When a Cyclist is At Fault for a Car Accident
Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents
Segway scooters have become a popular way to tour a city. Rather than sit still on a tour bus that’s stuck in traffic, travelers can hop aboard a scooter and join their fellow vacationers in seeing the city sights. But due to some recent accidents and resulting city regulations, it’s going to be a little bit more onerous to segway in San Diego. The city of San Diego took the … [Read more...] about New Regulations on Segways in San Diego
There’s an inherit tension between cars on the road and bicyclists. To the drivers, the biker is a nuisance. To the cyclist, the car is the bully who presents an existential threat. When a bike accident happens, the law is more likely to work for the biker. While both driver and cyclist are expected to exercise the “reasonable standard of care” that governs negligence cases, … [Read more...] about A Car Driver Is Usually Liable In Case Of A Bike Accident
Riding a bike is a fun pastime that many Americans enjoy. According to findings from the Breakaway Research Group, an average of 100 million Americans bike every year and 14 million bike twice a week. If you’re one of these millions, there are many tips to remain safe while you bike. Wear a properly fitted helmet. A study on bicycle safety found that the risks of … [Read more...] about 7 Tips to Safely Enjoy Biking!
There are many ways individuals get from place to place on a daily basis. Some of these modes of travel are more dangerous than others. Believe it or not, walking may actually be one of the most dangerous. Pedestrian are at greater risk of being injured or killed in an accident. Seniors (age 65 and above) accounted for 19% of all pedestrian deaths and an estimated 13% of all … [Read more...] about How Dangerous is Walking as a Form of Travel?