Monday, July 6, 2009

Ehline Law Educating The Bicycle Rider

Bicycle accidents occur more often than most people realize and the injuries are serious or even deadly when a bicycle rider goes up against a car. Even when a rider is being careful and following the rules of the road an accident can happen.

During the past year there has been nearly a half a million bicycle related injuries according to the U.S. Product Safety Commission these accidents required emergency medical treatment and at least half of the bicycle riders were under the age of 16. They go on to report that approximately 80 children under the age of 16 have died in bicycle related accidents. The total of bicycle riders that have lost their lives is approximately 800 per year according to the statistics.

In most cases a bicyclists is injured due to negligence on the part of a driver, or roadway agency. In these cases the law protects the bicycle rider and injured victims that seek the assistance of an experienced bicycle accident attorney can recover financial compensation for their injuries.

When you or a loved one are injured in a bicycle accident, then check out the bicycle accident attorney blog at the Ehline Law firm. It is there to help, and they have the experience it takes to hold the negligent party responsible.