The popularity of bicycles has increased over the recent years. In fact, more bicycles are sold each year than cars and more than 17 million adults are estimated to ride at least twice a week nationwide. However, along with the increase in popularity, there has also been a rise in New York City bicycle related injuries and trauma.
Although certain bicycle related injuries cannot be prevented, there are some basic safety principles that riders can take to avoid or prevent the following common bicycle injuries.
One of the most common types of injuries suffered by bicyclists is trauma to the head. Wearing a helmet can significantly reduce the risk of head injury. Although the state of New York does not require riders over 14 years of age to wear a helmet, it is advised that all bicyclists wear a properly fitted helmet whenever riding a New York City bicycle.
Knees are a delicate part of the human body that can easily be injured in a bicycle accident. In order to reduce serious injury to the knee in the event of a bicycle accident, riders are advised to wear kneepads.
Neck and Back Pain
You don’t need to be involved in an accident to hurt a certain part of your body, especially the neck and back. You can prevent neck and back injuries by stretching before riding, making sure the handlebars are the right height, and changing the grip on the handlebars to reduce stress off of over-used muscles.
Injured on a Bike? Call an Experienced Attorney Today!
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a bicycle accident that was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another party, call the New York City bicycle lawyers at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. as you may be entitled to compensation.
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