Florida is one of the best states in the United States for bike riding. The state offers tree lined roads and oceanfront paths that attract plenty of throughout the year. Biking is an extremely popular activity, thanks to its health and money-saving benefits.
Prior to riding your bike, always do a basic safety check. Make sure your brakes are in working order, tires are properly inflated, and all gears and chains are operating smoothly. Wear a helmet when riding, as well as highly visible clothing that will make it easier for motorists to see you.
However, with so many bicyclists and automobiles sharing the road, accidents are bound to happen. Drivers cannot always easily see cyclists – and bikes don’t stand much of a chance against an automobile. Drivers can easily get distracted or even go on autopilot, which is extremely dangerous for bikers. Potholes and slippery conditions can also increase the risk of an accident. Getting struck by a car on a bicycle can cause serious injuries ranging from broken bones to paralysis. Death may even occur.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a bike accident, the sooner you can find an Ocala bicycle accident lawyer to help you through the legal process, the better. The stress of injuries and resulting medical bills can hit you quickly. Having an experienced Ocala bicycle accident attorney on your side can help ease the pressure.
Call Pam Olsen, P.A today at 352-671-9777 to arrange a consultation with a skilled Ocala bicycle accident attorney.