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How To Avoid Getting Into Bicycle Accidents In Las Vegas

by | Dec 19, 2016 | Firm News

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It is estimated that 700 people die in Las Vegas in a bike accident every year. Fortunately, bike accidents can be avoided in many cases. There are a number of things that Las Vegas personal injury attorney’s recommend that you do in order to avoid an accident.

Tips For Avoiding An Accident

Make Sure That You Are Seen

The average car is seven times bigger than the average bike. Cars are supposed to be on the look out for bikes, but sadly, many of them are not looking out for the bikes. That is why Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright recommend that you do everything you can to make sure you are seen.

You should put lights and reflectors on your bike. You will also need to wear bright clothing if you will be riding at night.

Stay Off The Road During The Time When Most Drunk Driving Accidents Occur

A drunk driving accident can occur at any time. However, most of these accidents occur between the hours of 12 a.m. and 3 a.m. That is why Las Vegas personal injury attorneys recommend that you avoid riding your bike during this time.

You should also avoid riding your bike if you have been drinking. There are safer ways that you can get home. You can call a friend or take a cab or Uber.

Be Cautious At Intersections

Most bike accidents occur at the intersection. While you cannot completely avoid intersections, you should be careful when you are riding your bike in an intersection.

Avoid Riding On The Sidewalk

Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright recommend that you avoid riding your bike on the sidewalk. It will be a lot harder for drivers to see you if you are on the sidewalk. Additionally, studies have shown that riding a bike on the sidewalk is twice as dangerous as riding a bike on the road.