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Bicycling – Great for the body…until a car comes along.

The high cost of gasoline and a desire for a healthier lifestyle are driving (no pun intended) many to seek out alternative ways to get to their destination. One of the more popular methods has become bicycling, particularly in urban and suburban areas.

Unfortunately, as more cyclists are hitting the road, we're also seeing an increase in cyclists getting hit by cars and trucks - and maybe not getting up. Bicyclist deaths jumped 8.7 percent in 2011, despite the fact that traffic fatalities overall dropped their lowest since 1949.

Accident4_06262014One of the greatest challenges cyclists face is that not all roads are bicycle-friendly, causing tension between motorists and bicyclists as they have to fight for road space. Also, bicyclists aren't required to follow traffic signals the same way cars do, so drivers sometimes fail to see a cyclist or predict when they're going to turn. And many drivers are not familiar with bicycle hand signals and behaviors. All of these factors are combined can create dangerous conditions for drivers and cyclists.

The Minneapolis solution

Some cities, like Minneapolis, are taking the lead in redeveloping roads to make them "bike-friendly" but this trend hasn't quite caught on nationwide. Minneapolis recently reported that, from 2007-2012, the number of bicyclists on their roads has increased by 56% and their fatality numbers have dropped.

Hurt on a bike?

Bikers are likely to be severely hurt during an accident, since they are traveling with little protection. If you have been the victim in a bicycling accident, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and costly medical bills.

Go with a North Carolina personal injury law firm committed to fighting for results. Contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin at 1-866-900-7078.

Contact Information

Asheville Law Office

300 Ridgefield Court Suite 309
Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: 828-552-8215
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Charlotte Law Office

301 S McDowell St, Suite 900
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-599-1078
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Durham Law Office

280 South Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-688-4991
Fax: 800-716-7881

Fayetteville Law Office

2915 Raeford Road, Suite 204
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: 910-488-0611
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Goldsboro Law Office

1308 Wayne Memorial Drive, Suite B
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Phone: 919-731-2581
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Greensboro Law Office

300 N. Greene Street, Suite 850
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Phone: 336-665-7072
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Greenville Law Office

702 Cromwell Dr. Suite G
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-355-5205
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3227

Henderson Law Office

514 Dabney Drive, Suite 200
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: 252-492-4600
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Morganton Law Office

216 N. Sterling Street, Suite B
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: 828-219-3080
Toll Free: 1-844-520-2894

New Bern Law Office

1505 South Glenburnie Rd, Unit P
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 252-634-9010
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3422

Raleigh Law Office

4325 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-834-1184
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Roanoke Rapids Law Office

709 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Phone: 252-537-9670
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Rocky Mount Law Office

144 Woodridge Court
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone: 252-937-4730
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Sanford Law Office

703-B South Horner Boulevard
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-1564
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Wilson Law Office

2315 Airport Blvd Suite A
Wilson, North Carolina 27896
Phone: 252-246-9090
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Winston-Salem Law Office

301 N. Main Street, Suite 2409-C
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078