How do you avoid bicycle collisions?

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People are using bicycles as a mode of transportation as it does not let you get stuck in traffic and is environmentally friendly. But, even if you ride your bicycle consciously, you can meet with an accident due to other reckless drivers. Sometimes bicycle accidents can have serious mental and physical consequences on your health. The injuries sometimes can have a lasting impact on your life too. You can claim compensation and other inconvenience for your injuries caused due to the accident. If you have encountered such a situation, you must contact a car accident lawyer.

Impacts that a Bicycle Accident can Have on your Life

  • Abrasions and road rash are common in bicycle accidents. Although such kinds of injuries are not serious enough, not providing proper treatment can lead to permanent scarring and serious infections. These kinds of injuries are painful too. 
  • High-speed collisions or falls can lead to fractures. Fractures are temporary disabilities that require time to join the bones and heal. Sometimes a bicycle accident can lead to multiple fractures, which will require a long time to heal. 
  • A severe blow to the spine can cause fractures and dislocate the vertebrae. Sometimes a severe injury can affect your motor and sensory functions. This injury can be fatal and lead to temporary or permanent paralysis. 
  • The trauma after meeting a bicycle accident can impact your mental health and wellbeing. Mental disturbances like anxiety, insomnia, mental anguish, depression, etc., can cause a serious impact on your life. You will need to go through some therapies to get back your life. 

Measures to Avoid a Bicycle Accident 

  • You must always keep yourself alert while riding, as even if you are a conscious rider, accidents can occur due to the negligence of some other drivers. Therefore, you must always focus and be alert about your road activities. 
  • Always wear a helmet while riding a bicycle. Helmets work as a shield to protect you from all the severe injuries which can cause if an accident occurs. 
  • You must always be in the right lane while riding, as riding in the wrong lane is one of the main reasons for the cause of accidents. 
  • You should always wear the proper riding gear while riding as it plays a vital role in protecting you from fatal injuries if an accident occurs. 

Conclusion 

To prevent accidents, you must keep all the above-mentioned precautions while riding a bicycle. If you meet with an accident due to the negligence of another driver, then you can claim the insurance and compensation for the damages caused due to the accident by hiring an experienced car accident lawyer.

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