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Three Things Your Should Know After A Public Transportation Accident

How safe are bicyclists on the roadways?

As more and more people enjoy bicycling, bicycle riders and their families may wonder how safe they are on the roadways. While bicycling is a relatively safe activity, Costa Mesa families might not be quite as safe as they feel when they are out on a ride.

During 2015, a total of 818 bicyclists were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States, which was an increase from 729 bicyclists killed in bicycle versus motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. during 2014. Additionally, approximately 45,000 bicyclists were injured in motor vehicle versus bicycle accidents during 2015, which was similar to the number of bicycle accident victims injured during 2014.

Unfortunately, bicyclists can suffer catastrophic harm, and may be killed, in accidents with motor vehicles, to which they are particularly vulnerable. Of the bicyclists killed in 2015, 96 percent of them, or 783, were killed in single-vehicle accidents. In addition, in 84 percent of the fatal crashes, the bicyclist was impacted by the front of the motor vehicle it was in an accident with.

During 2015, there were 129 victims killed in bicycle accidents in California. Of the 129 bicycle accident fatalities in California during 2015, 16 occurred in the Los Angeles area. Bicycle accident victims and their families can suffer several different types of harm as a result of a bicycle accident. Personal injury and wrongful death legal options help protect victims of0 bicycle accidents and their families. Victims may be able to recover compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages, as well as wrongful death damages in circumstances of fatal accidents.

Because of the extensive nature of the harm bicyclists are likely to suffer when struck by a car, it is important for them to be familiar the personal injury claims process which can be brought against a negligent driver responsible for the accident. Legal protections help victims recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional costs and suffering following a bicycle accident.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Commission, "Bicyclists and Other Cyclists," Accessed Oct. 15, 2017

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