If you were injured in a bicycle accident, you are not alone. According
to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), in 2011, 677
bicyclists were killed in traffic crashes and another 48,000 were injured.
Our El Paso bicycle accident attorneys at
Farah Law represent bicycle accident victims, and we stand ready to pursue the compensation
that you need and deserve!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that while
only 1% of all trips taken in the United States are by bicycle, bicyclists
are at a higher risk of crash-related injuries or deaths than the occupants
of motor vehicles.
Bicycle Accident Prevention Tips
Wear a helmet – bicycle helmets reduce the risk of brain injuries in a crash.
Wear fluorescent clothing – this makes you visible from further away, even during the day.
Wear retro-reflective clothing – this can make you more visible at night.
Ride with the flow of traffic, not against it – data shows that getting hit from behind is unlikely.
Don't ride on the sidewalk – it is not a safer option because motorists and pedestrians are not looking
for bicyclists on the sidewalk.
Lights at night – at night, use headlights, taillights, and reflectors and wear reflective clothing.
No headphones or cell phones – never wear headphones or talk on a cell phone while bicycling.
Seek Quality Legal Representation
If you were injured in an accident in El Paso, the most effective action
you can take is to contact a bicycle accident attorney from
our firm. Handling your own claim is not recommended since insurance companies
are focused on profits, and the way they make money is by devaluing claims
at the expense of the injured.
Once you get
an experienced attorney on the line, your chances of receiving fair compensation increase exponentially.
At Farah Law, it is our top priority to help you recover maximum compensation
for your losses, this way you can focus on recovering and moving on to
the next chapter in your life.