The Christensen Law Firm of Utah recently created an infographic about bicycle accidents and the injuries that often result. The Christensen Law Firm believes strongly in providing integrity and compassion to their clients that have been the victim of a Utah bicycle accident. This infographic helps to explain the importance of wearing a helmet and ways in which bicycle injuries affect a rider. The law firm represents numerous bicycle accidents ranging from cyclists, tri-athletes, and children that have been injured.
The infographic discuses the most common places to ride bikes, the reasons people ride, and statistics about helmet safety. The most common place to ride is on paved roads and the most common reasons people ride bicycles are for recreation purposes and exercise. Even though 48.1% of bicyclists ride on paved roads among cars, only 19 states require drivers to stay at least 3 feet away from cyclists while on the road.
Injuries on bicycles result in 580,000 emergency department visits every year. In 2008 it was reported that 91% of the bicyclists killed were not wearing helmets at the time of their accident. Research has found that helmets reduce to risk of head injury by 85% and severe brain injury by more than 75%. Two-thirds of accident deaths are from traumatic brain injuries.
Arizona personal injury and wrongful death attorneys Alexis and Mark Breyer, “The Husband and Wife Law Team”, represent numerous bicycle accident victims all over Arizona. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a bicycle accident please call for a free consultation.