Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA
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News and information about bicycle safety issues and bike accident claims in California from Los Angeles personal injury attorney, Steven M. Sweat.  
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Encino mountain bike accident seriously injures woman, 31 - Los Angeles Daily News

Encino mountain bike accident seriously injures woman, 31 - Los Angeles Daily News | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
Encino mountain bike accident seriously injures woman, 31
Los Angeles Daily News
ENCINO - A 31-year-old woman suffered serious injuries Sunday while riding a mountain bike on a dirt road off Mulholland Drive, a fire official said.
Steven M. Sweat's insight:

Mountain biking accidents in Los Angeles are not that uncommon.  There are many off-road trails in and around the city.  It is always important to remember safety rules when riding a bike on a dirt surface where traction can be much less than asphalt.

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Helmet-cam captures bike accidents (and could make cycling safer)

Helmet-cam captures bike accidents (and could make cycling safer) | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
CYCLING IN AUSTRALIA: Every year, dozens of cyclists are killed and thousands are injured while riding on Australian roads.Statistics such as these, coupled with all-too-frequent horror stories about… (Helmet-cam captures bike accidents (and could...
Steven M. Sweat's insight:

This is a very interesting study that was done in Australia using bicycle head cams to record accidents and near mishaps between bikes and cars.  The various tapes revealed that the behavior of motorists may be much more of a factor in auto v. bike collisions than the safety habits of the bikers.  The main factor seemed to be the motor vehicle operator just not seeing the bike rider and making unsafe moves in their path of travel.  As a Los Angeles bike accident attorney, I have seen these same patterns play out many times with my clients and end up resulting in serious injuries and even death.

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