Cars, Dogs, And Bikes (Oh My!): 3 Common Spring Accidents And How To Avoid Them
For many Americans, the beginning of spring is the time to celebrate warmer weather and longer days filled with sunshine. Unfortunately, spring is also the time of year when many unexpected accidents can happen.
Here are some of the most common spring accidents to better prepare you.
It's Not Just Motorcycles: Keep An Eye Out For Bicyclists
With the weather getting warmer, bicyclists are more likely to be making their way onto the sidewalks and roads. Motorists can have a difficult time seeing bicyclists because they're neither the size nor do they have the same equipment as cars.
If you're on a bicycle, be sure you're following the rules of the road at all times and that you're paying attention to the cars around you. For motorists, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for bicyclists. Just because you can't see them doesn't mean they aren't there.
Man's Best Friend (Sometimes): Dog Bites
Dog owners are sure to be taking their dogs with them while they're out and about, which means you're more likely to come into contact with some furry friends. Dogs aren't typically an animal to be afraid of, but if you read their body language wrong things can easily get hairy.
To avoid falling victim to a dog bite, be sure to give the dogs you meet some space. Ask the owner permission first to pet the dog before you approach.
Watch Out On The Road: Car Accidents
There are up to 6 million car accidents on American roads every year and 3 million people are injured in those same accidents. Although car accidents can occur in every season, they're especially common during the spring.
This is because more people are traveling on the road during the warmer weather. It's also because, now that the snow has melted, some motorists may be driving more recklessly.
To avoid becoming the victim of a car accident, be sure to keep your eyes on the road at all times. Distracted driving can limit your reaction time and can put you, and others, in harm's way.
When Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
It may be in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney if you've been the victim of an unexpected accident that was caused by another person's negligence or malice.
A Stillwater personal injury lawyer will be able to help you file a personal injury claim and navigate the personal injury law process. For more information about personal injury law or to request a consultation, contact the law offices of Murray Law Firm today.