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What Do I Do After a Bicycle Accident in San Diego?

Even if you follow all the rules of the road, you may still be involved in a bike accident involving a negligent driver. Any number of factors can lead to bicycle accidents, from distracted driving to drunk driving, even something as simple as the sun being in a driver’s eyes. Getting into an accident with a car is a frightening experience, but it’s important to stay calm. Your next actions can be crucial in proving that the other driver’s negligence led to your injuries. Here’s a short guide on what to do after a bicycle accident. Get out of the road to prevent further accidents from occurring. Get the driver’s contact information as well as that of any witnesses. If you are unable to due to injury, ask a witness to do so and text/email it to you. Take a photo of the driver’s license plate, a photo of the…
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Are Medical Costs for Bicycle Accident Injuries Increasing?

Cycling has been increasing in popularity as the years go by. But as this popularity grows, so, to, do emergency room visits due to crashes and accidents involving motor vehicles. One study from the University of California at San Francisco shows that medical costs for these bicycle accident injuries are skyrocketing. Over a 17-year period, the study showed that medical costs from bicycle accidents have risen to nearly $800 million annually. The vast majority of that cost goes to the cyclists, who are much more likely to suffer serious or catastrophic injuries in accidents compared to drivers in cars. And these injuries aren’t always simple scrapes, bruises or road rash. They can involve broken bones, traumatic brain injury and even spinal cord injury. Such injuries require expensive care, long stays in the hospital and multiple consultants and surgeons. How Do I Avoid Injury in a Car-Bike Accident? To prevent accidents…
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Surprise! California Drivers More Courteous Than Most

No one likes traffic, and that goes double for cyclists. Cyclists face increased risk of injury on the road, and it can be easy to be suspicious of drivers due to this danger. Reckless drivers, even if they don’t actually hit a cyclist, can lead to serious injuries for cyclists due to their erratic behavior. But actually, drivers in California are more courteous than most. A survey by Kars4Kids found that California was the 17th most polite state on the road, with an overall grade of B. Among California cities, San Francisco ranked fourth most courteous, while San Diego ranked 10th and Los Angeles ranked 15th. California would have been graded higher, but we do have some of our own less-than-courteous behaviors that we’re not great at. For example, we were the 10th worst state when it comes to stealing people’s parking spaces. How to Deal with Aggressive Drivers While…
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