Riding a bicycle is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy beautiful summer days or as an alternative to getting to work. However, there are dangers to bicycling that can result in terrible accidents. Sometimes these accidents can be the result of a simple fall, but other times they can be the result of car collisions. At The Dinelli Law Firm, we work to represent the victims of bicycle injuries in Albuquerque—reach out to us today to learn how we can represent you, and learn how to stay safe on the roads.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Some common causes of accidents on bicycles include falling, poor roadways, and collisions with objects. However, the most common and most devastating cause of bicycle accidents involves being hit by a motor vehicle. Auto accidents involving bicycles in Albuquerque can be the result of neglectful drivers who fail to implement proper care when sharing the road. These accidents can result in economic damages like medical bills, and non-economic damages such as emotional distress. Our expert team of attorneys can consult with you to determine what compensation you need to recover from your accident.
How to Prevent Bicycle Accidents in Albuquerque
Getting into an accident on a bicycle can be especially dangerous due to the lack of protection given to a cyclist when compared to the protection offered by vehicles to protect drivers from injury. However, there are measures you can take to reduce the chances of getting into an auto accident on your bicycle. Make sure to wear reflective clothing like safety vests so that you are more visible to drivers on the road. You can also add lights and other reflective gear to your bicycle as well. Some of the most dangerous injuries can be prevented by wearing a properly fitted helmet, and there is other safety gear such as elbow and knee pads that can reduce injury as well.
Bicycling in Albuquerque can be dangerous, but The Dinelli Law Firm is here to help you if you get into an accident. We aim to serve the needs and interests of New Mexicans by helping them get the compensation and justice they deserve. Reach out to us today to schedule a free consultation.