Bicycle safety

As Spring approaches, many can’t  wait to get on their bicycles and enjoy the outdoors. With the increase in bicycle use, there is also an increase in bicycle accidents and injuries.

The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) has put together this “Bicycle Safety Activity Kit“, and its Spanish counterpart: “Seguridad en Bicicletas“, to provide parents, caregivers, teachers, community leaders, and children with tools to learn the important basics about bicycle safety. This kit can be used in school or community bicycle safety programs or in conjunction with Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs. The kit contains age-appropriate activities emphasizing crashes and related injuries while bicycling. While the activities focus on awareness and education, through applying this knowledge to actual safety behaviors we can help to save a life; the life may even be yours or that of your child.

While we hope for your safety, if you have injured as a result of bicycle accident, you may be able to recover for your injuries. Medical bills from accidents can easily exceed $10,000 and may even reach hundreds of thousands of dollars depending on the extent of the injuries and treatment required. Sometimes, people may suffer lost wages if they are forced to stay out of work due to an injury and in some cases people may be unable to return to their previous occupation, which may result in serious economic damages and financial harm. In certain cases, if someone has sustained injuries and cannot return to their trade or occupation, the use of an economist may be required to assist in evaluating the scope of any lost future earnings, which can be substantial.

If you’ve been involved in a bicycle, motorcycle or motor vehicle accidentcontact attorney Joseph Curran of Curran & Desharnais, P.C. to discuss the situation and determine the next best steps, or call us directly at 781-618-3197.

Car Accidents, injury, pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury

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