6th Jul 2017
Cycling is a healthy form of exercise. It helps boost brainpower, improves heart function, helps prevent cancer, increases longevity and helps burn fats.
Cycling is also beneficial to people who often suffer from knee pain or from osteoarthritis. It also helps you get more sleep, aside from beating illness and helping you look younger.
But riding your bicycle is too risky. For one, it’s a small vehicle that can easily be toppled over even by a slightest swipe or slide. Even a small stone you hit the road with your bike can affect your balance, making you prone to injuries. It’s good if you just ride your bike for fun and you follow the safest route. But when your biking routine involves being in a race with big vehicles on a busy highway, then brace yourself for possible accidents in the future. This is not to threaten you but let’s face it, cyclists are really prone to accidents. And the injuries can be fatal.
Based on the Traffic Safety Facts of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 818 bicycle riders and 5,376 pedestrians were killed in crashes with motor vehicles in 2015, which accounted for 17.7 percent of the 35,092 total deaths in the United States.
Since 2006, an increase of 6 percent in bicycle deaths was noted by the NHTSA, which went up to 12.2 percent in 2014, while bicycle injuries were recorded at 50,000 in 2014 and 45,000 in 2015.
According to the National Safety Council, the total cost of bicycle injury and death is over $4 billion per year.
If you are involved in a bicycle accident, you need an expert lawyer who can help you file the necessary case and claim compensation.
One lawyer who knows how to handle cases that involve bicycle accidents is Allen Bodiford, a top-caliber attorney who has been practicing law for more than 25 years in Stockbridge, Georgia.
The Bodiford Law Group, which serves clients in Conyers, Covington, Griffin, Jackson, Jonesboro, McDonough, and Stockbridge, boasts of competent lawyers who are all knowledgeable on Personal Injury Law.
Personal Injury Law refers to injuries sustained by an individual as the result of the negligence of another party.
When injured in a bicycle accident, you will literally suffer from physical pain aside from getting devastated over medical bills or life-long treatments. But don’t allow yourself to get frustrated even more from legal problems that can very well be handled by Allen Bodiford. Let him do all the work and he will make sure you get the right compensation.
The Bodiford Law Group’s expert lawyers are always available to assist you anytime. They know how to go about your case, determine the right compensation for you based on the injuries you sustained and the possible loss of income that you are facing as a result of the accident.
Call Allen Bodiford now for a free consultation.