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What To Do After You Were Injured in a California Bicycle Accident

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

California is one of the friendliest US states for bicycling, with laws, roadway features, and amenities that aim to make the ride safer and more enjoyable. Still, despite these efforts, data compiled by the California Highway Patrol (CH) reveals that the risk of bicycle accidents is high. Every year, around 170 people are killed… Read More »

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How Much Does A Helmet Really Work In A California Bicycle Accident?

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Even without reviewing the statistics, you can guess that a helmet offers effective protection for the head and neck in a bicycle accident. Data from the National Safety Council (NSC) confirms this assumption and offers proof that helmets work remarkably well. When looking at all fatalities from bicycle accidents, 54 percent of victims were… Read More »

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Risk Of Lower Body Injuries In California Bicycle Accidents

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Bicycling is a year-round activity in California, whether you ride for fun, transportation, exercise, or all of the above. Safety-minded cyclists know the risks of bike accidents, so you take proper precautions to protect yourself. However, wearing a helmet, double-checking your equipment, and donning reflective clothing are not always enough to prevent collisions. The… Read More »

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National Bike Month Was In May: Protect Yourself From Common Risks

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Californians are lucky enough to enjoy bicycling all year long due to the temperate climate, but there is one event that appeals to those living in areas where Spring means the first ride of the year. May is National Bike Month, an occasion to remind bike riders about safety and help them get their… Read More »

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California Bicycle Accident Statistics And Trends

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

In a state like California, where the sun shines year-round and the temperate climate drives people outside, you expect bicycle riding to be a favorite activity. Unfortunately, it can also be dangerous and statistics on bicycle accidents are proof. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), approximately 12,600 people on bikes are killed or… Read More »

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California Traffic Laws You Did NOT Know Bicycle Riders Must Follow

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Knowing the lack of a protective barrier a bike offers and the size differential compared to motorized vehicles on the road, you are probably not shocked to learn that bicycle accidents lead to serious injuries. In fact, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), approximately 170 bike riders are killed and another 11,500 are… Read More »

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The Role Of Alcohol In California Pedestrian And Bicycle Accidents

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

The climate in California is ideal for enjoying the outdoors year-round, so it comes as no surprise that residents of the Bay Area get around town by walking or riding bikes. However, you might be shocked to learn a few statistics about fatal pedestrian and bicycle accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety… Read More »

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How California Bike Buffer Zones Protect Cyclists from Deadly Bicycle Accidents

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

It was back in 2012 when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed some disturbing statistics about bicycle accidents: That year, 726 bike riders were killed and another 49,000 injured in incidents involving motorized vehicles. In response to these numbers, California lawmakers passed the Three Feet for Safety Act – a law that… Read More »

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What To Do After Being Injured in a Bicycle Accident in California

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

When you are riding your bike and noting the size of the motorized vehicles whizzing by, you certainly appreciate that you could be seriously hurt in the event of a crash. However, you may not be as well-versed on what to do if you are involved in a bicycle accident. It is understandable that… Read More »

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