Traffic accidents are an unfortunate fact of life. They happen every day around the world, more often than you are probably aware of, and cause untold damage and suffering to millions of people.
By the numbers, the statistics of accidents are staggering. But which accidents happen more frequently, and which ones cause more damage?
When riding a bicycle, your safety is of the utmost importance. When you’re on a bicycle, you have very little protection against other vehicles on the road and you are vastly outnumbered. While your defensive driving skills are imperative when riding a bicycle in an urban area, sometimes an accident can happen despite your best intentions.
If you are involved in an accident as a bicyclist, it’s important to remember the following steps to make sure that your legal rights are protected when a driver hits you while biking.