Although many people still associate riding a bicycle with fond childhood memories, the reality is that an increasing number of adults have taken up cycling as not only a means of transportation, but also as a fitness hobby. And while young children generally have their biking activity restricted to the confines of their suburban neighborhoods, adult bikers tend to ride with heavy traffic, particularly those who choose to bike to work. If you or a loved one has been injured while riding a bicycle, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert personal injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!
Reports indicate that cycle deaths have been going up by 55% each year since 2013, and that the average age of a cyclist killed in a collision is 45. These statistics suggest that while the increased trend in cycling may reflect many choosing a more active and healthy lifestyle, there is certainly a greater exposure to the risk of bicycle collisions resulting in death.
Reports further indicate that a number of factors present in cyclist deaths have exacerbated the statistics. For example, a large portion of cyclist accidents involve alcohol use, either the rider or the driver. What’s more, many cyclists who are killed were not wearing a helmet. Advocates for greater biking safety have suggested that more clearly marked bike lanes, as well as more conscientious driving, could lead to decreased fatalities on the road.