Bicycle Accidents

Pedestrian Safety Webinar Focuses on Prevention Strategies

Federal and state transportation officials are joining hands to brainstorm pedestrian safety strategies through a series of virtual webinars. The first of the virtual webinars was hosted recently, and transportation officials came together to understand some of the most common issues facing pedestrians in 2020.  There is no doubt that there is an absolute need […]

Indiana Distracted Driving Law Goes Into Effect

A new law in Indiana that prohibits motorists from using a hand- held cell phone while driving goes into effect on July 1. Traffic safety advocates hope that the new law will help reduce the number of accidents caused by distracted driving on Indianapolis streets every year. The law prohibits drivers from using a hand- […]

Safety Concerns Amid Surge in Bicycling During Coronavirus Outbreak

The coronavirus pandemic and the accompanying requests to stay out of mass public transit has meant increased bicycling activity in many parts of the country. In some of these areas, the surge in bicycling has meant an increased incidence of bicyclist accidents and injuries. Cities across the world are clamoring to add bicycle lanes to […]

Bike Safety App Promises to Make Streets Safer

A new bike safety app that encourages users to report traffic safety violations that endanger bicyclists aims to help authorities plan safety mechanisms to keep the streets safer for all. The Our Streets app was developed by a team of cycling enthusiasts who were worried about the growing incidence of bicycle accidents, and the frequent […]

Mitigating Accident and Injury Risks of Senior Bicyclists

Hoosiers love their bicycles, and in many cases, continue to do so well into their golden years.  Cycling as a means of staying mentally and physically fit is a great hit among residents of Indianapolis. However, even as the streets seem to be getting safer in some parts of Indiana, senior cyclists continue to face […]

2018 was Deadliest Year for Bicyclists in 30 Years

More bicyclists died in traffic accidents in 2018 than any other year over the past three decades. According to new statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, bicycle accident fatalities in 2018 increased, even as there was an overall dip in the number of motor vehicle accident deaths across the country. It was […]

Strap-On Helmets Prevent Brain Injuries in Cyclists

If you are an avid cyclist or an amateur, you should not even be considering bicycling without wearing a helmet.  That goes for both adults and children. A new study shows that most cyclists who suffer head injuries in an accident were not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. New research published […]

Recovering Compensation for Soft Tissue Injuries After an Accident

Recovering damages for soft tissue injuries after an accident is often very challenging because of a number of reasons. Firstly, these injuries are often invisible.  Soft tissue injuries are injuries to the muscle, tendons, and ligaments, and are often not visible to the naked eye. There may be no external signs of the injury, and […]

Beware of Counterfeit Bicycle Helmets

A bicycle helmet is the only thing standing between you and serious brain injuries in the event of an accident. However, merely wearing a helmet may be enough. Your helmet needs to be a certified, well-designed and well-manufactured helmet that can meet safety standards in order for it to protect your head in the event […]

Hearing Loss and Accident Risks in Seniors

Hearing trouble can mean not just difficulty hearing things properly, but also an increased risk of accidents caused because you’re unable to hear auditory accident cues. Many seniors suffer from hearing loss as they get older. For many of these persons, hearing loss may be a natural part of aging and may lead to social […]