The town of Trumbull is a very bike-friendly town. There are many bike paths and trails that offer safe biking options for those interested in riding their bikes. However, there is always some risk when riding a bike, whether you are sharing the road with other vehicles or you are on a remote trail. On this page, we want to give some information on how to stay safe while riding a bike in Trumbull. If you do experience a bike accident, we have more information on what you can do to protect yourself.
Biking Safety Tips
There are many precautions that you can take in order to ride your bike safely in the Trumbull area. First and foremost, protect yourself by making sure that your bike is in good shape to ride. Make sure that features such as gears and brakes are working, that there is enough air in the tires, and things like horns and reflective lights are working properly. This can keep you safe and ensure that other vehicles in the area can see you.
To expand on that, consider wearing bright or reflective gear if you are going to ride your bike. This can be especially helpful if you want to ride your bike at night or when weather conditions make visibility difficult, for example if it is raining or if it is foggy out. Other protective gear such as pads, helmets, and goggles can also help in keeping you safe in the event of a bike crash.
It is also your responsibility to ride safely and keep an eye out for other bikes, pedestrians, or vehicles on trails and roads. If you are going to ride your bike, focus on the road. Don’t listen to loud music, consult your phone, talk to other people you might be riding with, etc. Make sure that you are cautious and watch out for other vehicles and potential accidents that could occur. And as always, follow the rules of the road.
Taking these actions can go a long way in keeping you and other safe on Trumbull roads.
Facing an Accident
Of course, even if you make efforts to ride safely, accidents can still happen. Oftentimes, this can be the case when someone else is at-fault for the accident. If you find yourself in this situation, there are a few things that you can do to protect yourself following an accident. First, don’t let the at-fault driver leave the scene of the accident without getting their personal information. It is also a good idea to call the police and have an accident report done for the accident. You can use this report as evidence if you want to recover damages from the at-fault party through a lawsuit.
It is also imperative that you get medical help after an accident occurs. You are likely very vulnerable in a car accident if you are riding a bike. You could sustain serious or even catastrophic injuries that need immediate medical attention. See a doctor and make sure that their diagnosis or medical report is documented. This can also be used as evidence if you want to go ahead with a personal injury lawsuit.
Finally, consider contacting a Trumbull bicycle accident lawyer to help you with the lawsuit process. An attorney can guide you through the process and represent your interests. To speak with a lawyer today, contact us.