Injuries to Cyclists in Beverly Hills
The popularity of bike shares and riding for fitness that has been surging in California has also brought with it a somber statistic – from the year 2016 through 2018, more cyclists died in traffic accidents in California than during any three-year timeframe within the past 25 years.
According to California Healthline, traffic accidents killed 455 cyclists in California from 2016 through 2018, according to new data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration analyzed in the publication.
Top Three Causes of Injuries to Cyclists
1. Distracted Driving
One of the leading causes of accidents, in general, is distracted driving, and cyclists are not spared from this danger from distracted drivers. Those behind the wheel when a vehicle is moving should only be focused on driving and nothing else. However, this rule is ignored by many drivers who instead choose to do things that distract from their driving, such as dialing phone numbers, talking on the phone, texting, and so on.
2. Following Too Closely
Some drivers are so inconsiderate or otherwise oblivious of the danger of following cyclists too closely, and when they do, this is an accident waiting to happen. This is because following too closely or passing a cyclist with little or no space between the vehicle and the cyclist creates an extremely dangerous situation that often leads to an accident.
A speeding car is always an accident waiting to happen as well. A cyclist taking either a leisurely ride or riding to work is not spared the risk of an accident caused by a speeding driver.
Call a Beverly Hills Bicycle Accident Attorney
If you are a cyclist who has been injured in an accident involving a negligent driver, an experienced personal injury lawyer at Jalilvand Law can help you obtain compensation for your injuries. Call us right away at 310.478.5800 or online for a free consultation.