Bicycle Accidents

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 […]

Not All Bicycle Helmets Protect against Injuries

Wearing a bicycle helmet substantially reduces your risk of injury in an accident unless the helmet is designed deficiently and fails to protect your head upon impact. A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated bicycle helmets and found that all helmets do not offer the same level of injury protection. Some helmets seem […]

Keeping Young Bicyclists Safe During Summer

Bicycling is what young children in Indiana like to do during summer. It is also one of the most certain ways to suffer an injury. In fact, new data indicates that as many as 25 American children are treated in hospital emergency rooms each hour, after suffering a bicycle accident-related injury. That information comes from accident […]

More Broken Necks Associated with Cycling Than Other Sports

American football accounts for a disproportionate number of neck injuries every year, but cycling results in more broken necks among men than any other sport. Those statistics come from a new study which was based on an analysis of data taken from the US National Electronic Injury Surveillance System.  The data was from between 2000 and 2015. […]