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What are the leading causes of bicycle accidents in Louisiana? 

Cycling is a favorite hobby for millions of Americans and a favorite mode of transportation for many others. However, cycling can also be dangerous, especially if you are cycling on a busy road or neighborhood. If you are involved in a bicycle accident that is not your fault, you need to pursue damages through Louisiana personal injury lawsuit.  An accident that involves a motorist and

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Bicycle Accidents

Why some bike helmets offer better protection than others

Most serious bicyclists as well as many who simply ride for fun and a bit of exercise wear helmets. Although Louisiana law only mandates bike helmets for those under 12, they can help protect against serious head injury. The right helmet can also reduce wind resistance and improve your speed.  Just how much do helmets reduce the risk of serious head injuries? While some brands

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Bicycle Accidents

Cyclist safety: Assume you’re invisible

As a cyclist, you are uniquely vulnerable on the road. You don’t have the benefit of a metal frame around you and airbags to protect you in a crash. You are sharing the road with much larger vehicles, and the consequences of being hit by one can be devastating.  As a cyclist, you are vulnerable. That’s why it’s so important to assume that you’re invisible

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Bicycle Accidents

What if your crash with a cyclist was their fault?

If you’re like most drivers, you’re careful to stay clear of bicyclists. Even on weekends when they’re out in droves and appear to be cycling in packs on every street in your neighborhood, you keep a safe distance. In collisions between cars and bikes, the cyclist usually ends up with more serious injuries. However, not all cyclists are as careful as they should be. What

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Bicycle Accidents

Getting “doored” by a car is not the only bike accident to avoid

Using a bicycle for transportation and recreation has become more popular than ever. It can help you save money on gas, it is good for the environment and it helps improve your physical condition. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, continue putting cycling enthusiasts at risk of harm, often leaving them with severe injuries. If you enjoy riding a bicycle, becoming familiar with the

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Bicycle Accidents

Why cyclists can be difficult to see

While cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles are a formidable presence across Louisiana, many people opt for other forms of transport. For fitness reasons or convenience, some people choose to complete their journeys by cycling.  Cycling can be practical, invigorating and cost-effective, but it also has the potential to be dangerous. Sometimes, drivers can become aggressive towards cyclists, and many accidents are caused this way.

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Bicycle Accidents

What does it mean that Baton Rouge is a focus city?

The City of Baton Rouge is known as a focus city by the Federal Highway Administration. What does that mean? It means that the city has a high number of fatal pedestrian and bike crashes that affect the people who live there. In response to being found as a focus city in the mid-2000s, the Bike and Pedestrian Emphasis Area Action Plan was put into

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The Dutch Reach can save lives

“Alternative” means of transportation are on the rise, thanks to rising car prices and gasoline prices, so it really shouldn’t be a surprise to see someone gliding down the road on an electric scooter, bicycle, skateboard or motorcycle. What do all of these people have in common? They’re in danger of getting “doored.” What’s “dooring” and why is it so deadly? Dooring is what happens

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When do cyclists and cars collide the most?

It’s that time of the year again when you’re most apt to take advantage of the nice temperatures and the autumn foilage to go on a ride on your bike. At the same time, you might rely on your bicycle for transportation to work, school or anywhere else you may have to be.  No matter your reason for getting out on the roadways with your

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How to pass a cyclist

It sounds simple, in theory, to pass a cyclist. But these passing maneuvers cause accidents all the time. They can be catastrophic for cyclists, for whom a simple helmet is often not nearly enough protection when struck by a car.  To prevent these accidents, let’s take a look at the best way to pass someone on a bike.  Stay three feet away In Louisiana, as

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How can you reduce the chance of a crash when cycling?

If you have been watching the Tour de France, you will have seen many cyclists crashing. When the professionals crash, they usually get back and carry on riding because they crashed with other cyclists on a road closed to cars. If you come off your bike riding around Louisiana’s streets, your next ride is more likely to be to the hospital in an ambulance than

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