Summer is the perfect time for fun activities such as riding your bike. However it is important to remember that a bicycle is a vehicle and that many bicycle-related crashes result in serious injury.
At the law firm of Goodman Acker P.C., our Detroit bicycle accident lawyers see the outcomes of these tragic accidents and want to share with you some very important safety tips that will help protect you and your family from being involved in a bicycle-related incident.
First and foremost, before you use your bicycle you want to make sure it is ready to ride. This includes checking the tires to make sure they are properly inflated and testing your brake levers to ensure that they apply enough pressure to stop your bike. Always remember to inspect your bike to make sure all parts are secure and working properly.
Once you have looked over your bicycle and have ensured it is ready to ride, you will want to adjust your bicycle to fit. Your body’s position on the bike will affect you how ride. The best way to fit your bicycle is to simply stand over your bicycle. There should be 1 to 2 inches between you and the top tube (bar) if using a road bike and 3 to 4 inches if a mountain bicycle. The seat height should be adjusted to allow a slight bend at the knee when the leg is fully extended.
Once you are ready to ride it is important that you follow these safety tips to prevent accident injuries: These tips are:
Following these step can help prevent bicycle accident injuries, however if you or a family member has been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, you need an experienced attorney on your side. At the law firm of Goodman Acker P.C., our attorneys help victims injured in a bike accident.
If you or your loved one has a question regarding bicycle accident injuries call Goodman Acker P.C. today at (248) 793-2010. Our expert attorneys will be happy to help you and answer any questions that you may have.
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