Bicycle Commuting on the Rise
According to the data collected by the US Census Bureau and the American Community Survey, the number of people commuting to work on bicycles has increased 60 percent over the last decade. This rise in bicycle commuting is attributed to a number of factors including increased concerns for health and the environment, and rapidly increasing gas costs. Though for many, bicycling simply provides a general sense of enjoyment.
Of course, as more people take to two wheels to commute, bicycle and car accidents increase. Sadly, these accidents often result in crippling or even fatal injury to cyclists.
How Bicycle Accidents Happen
Bicycle accidents can certainly be caused by irresponsible cyclists. Failure to stop, darting in front of traffic, and making other poor decisions can prove to be deadly choices for cyclists. However, a large percent of bicycle accidents are caused by inattentive and inexperienced drivers.
When you are involved in an accident with a car, you need an experienced attorney on your side. The New Hampshire injury attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss can investigate your accident, establish liability, and help you determine the most effective way to get the compensation you are due.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our New Hampshire injury attorneys, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss today.