Pedestrian accidents are impossible to ignore because all trips begin and end for most people with walking. Bicycle crashes can be easier for many drivers in Georgia to desensitize themselves because few people use the foot-powered vehicles. College campuses and other specialized communities are more likely to internalize bicycles as partners on the road.
What are the odds of injury or death in a bicycle accident?
More than 800 U.S. bicycle riders died in 2015, an increase of 12% over the previous year. Accidents are naturally more likely in areas with high volumes of bicycles, but they do also appear to be more likely where bicycle paths cross or approach high-speed roadways.
Are some times more dangerous for riders than others?
Hours after school days and early evening times seem to be the most likely times for a serious bicycle accident in Georgia. Weekends, when many people are using various types of transport in urban and suburban areas at once, are also high-risk times for bicycle accidents.
Are there other risk factors for bicycle crashes?
As in most of the rest of the United States, Georgia's men are at higher risk for injury or death on a bike than women. There is no definitive cause for this, although there are also more men on bikes than women in the Peach State.
What should a bicyclist do after an accident?
Medical attention is always the first priority, but financial damages in civil court may be necessary if injuries or damage has caused significant losses. An attorney can help victims of bicycle accidents work through their options.