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How to Prepare Your Kids to Avoid a Bike Accident

How to Prepare Your Kids to Avoid a Bike Accident

How to Prepare Your Kids to Avoid a Bike AccidentEvery year about 400,000 kids are treated in the emergency room for bicycle-related injuries. Some bike accidents are inevitable, regardless you can prepare your kids to avoid a bike accident with the proper technique. The following are some tips to help prepare your kids to avoid a bike accident.

How to Prepare Your Kids to Avoid a Bike Accident

  1. Make sure your kids are wearing a good bike helmet whenever they are on their bike. A helmet will help protect your child from head and brain injuries.
  2. Prepare your child’s bike with a tune-up. For example, wipe off the frame, make sure bolts are tight, lubricate the chain, check the brakes and inflate any flat tires. This will help prevent common bike accidents such as a chain breaking or a flat tire.
  3. Practice helping your kids avoid hazards such as large rocks, toys, potholes, etc. while riding their bike.
  4. Teach your kids their bike is to be treated like a vehicle, not a toy. Bicyclists have the same rules to follow as a vehicle whenever it enters the roadway.
  5. Start with teaching some basic rules of the road such as stay to the right, keep a safe distance from other bikes or people, look both ways, etc.

Bike Accident Lawyer in Idaho Falls

If you or your child has been injured while riding a bicycle due to a negligent driver, contact the law office of Brent Gordon in Idaho Falls to handle your case. Brent Gordon is an experienced, trusted and aggressive attorney who has served many personal injury clients in Southeast Idaho for over a decade. Our law firm will fight for every penny you are owed. Contact our law office in Idaho Falls or Pocatello today for a free consultation at (208) 552-0467.

Idaho Falls Law Office

Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelley and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 3423 Merlin Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83404 Phone:(208) 552-0467

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Pocatello Law Office

Our Pocatello, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Pocatello, including for injuries and accidents in Chubbuck. If you are looking for an attorney in the Pocatello area, call our Pocatello office now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation.151 North 3rd, Suite 202A Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208)232-7274

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Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Common Causes of Bicycle AccidentsAs the weather starts to get warmer, it is important to be safe while outside riding a bicycle. Here are the most common causes of bicycle accidents according to the NHTSA National Survey on Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behaviors.

Colliding with a Car on a Bike

Thirty percent of all bicycle accidents are caused by the rider being hit by a car. Drivers are to always be aware of what is around them and yield the right of way to all pedestrians and bicyclists. However, often times bicyclists are not seen by a driver. When riding a bike, yield to caution by wearing brightly colored clothing. It is also helpful for you to beware of vehicles and make eye contact before crossing a street.

Fall Off a Bike

Seventeen percent of all bicycle accident are from the rider falling off the bike. There are many reasons for this. For example, the rider may have been startled from an unforeseen object or person.

Road Condition is Hazardous

Thirteen percent of bike accidents are due to bad road conditions. If you can, avoid roadways that are in need of repair when riding your bike to avoid these types of accidents.

Bicyclist Error

Thirteen percent of bike accidents are from the rider making an error.

Crashing into a Fixed Object

Seven percent of bicycle accidents are due to the rider colliding with a fixed object. For instance, an inexperienced bicyclist may accidentally run into a light pole. Or the rider may have been distracted and hit the pole.

Hit a Dog Running into the Street

When a dog runs into the street, they may potentially be hit by a bicyclist or a car. Four percent of all bicycle accident have been due to a dog running into the street.

Bike Accident Attorney in Idaho Falls

If you’ve been injured from a bicycle accident, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Brent Gordon Law Firm in Idaho Falls or Pocatello. Our law office believes every client deserves top-tier representation as well as more money, faster. Call our Idaho Falls law office today at (208) 552-0467 for a free consultation about your case. We can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case.  This is your opportunity to discuss your bike accident case with a trusted and experienced Idaho Falls bicycle accident attorney. Call now!

Idaho Falls Law Office

Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelley and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 3423 Merlin Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83404 Phone:(208) 552-0467

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Pocatello Law Office

Our Pocatello, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Pocatello, including for injuries and accidents in Chubbuck. If you are looking for an attorney in the Pocatello area, call our Pocatello office now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation.151 North 3rd, Suite 202A Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208)232-7274

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Bicycle Accidents After Dark

Bicycle Accidents After Dark

Bicycle Accidents After DarkWith the recent time change for Daylight Savings, Brent Gordon Law would like to warn drivers of bicycles that may be riding past dark. Riding a bicycle is no longer just for children. Many cyclists are now biking for fitness or as part of their daily commute. A report by the Governors Highway Safety Association reported the average age of cyclists killed in a bike accident in 2015 was 45. Though children may be expected to be home before dark, adults could still be out riding after dark to squeeze in a quick ride. The following are some tips to stay safe and avoid bicycle accidents after dark.

Tips to Avoid Bicycle Accidents After Dark

After dark, drivers have a limited line of vision. Sometimes the only form of light for drivers are the car’s headlights. Also, depth and peripheral vision is worsened because of poor or limited light. If you are going to ride a bicycle after dark, here are some things to remember to avoid bicycle accidents after dark.

  1. Stay on well-lit streets.
  2. Wear reflective gear.
  3. Add reflective gear to your bike.
  4. Take extra lights.

Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Southeast Idaho

The bicycle accident attorneys at Brent Gordon Law are here to help if you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident due to the negligence of a driver. Our experienced and knowledge lawyers in Idaho Falls and Pocatello with take the necessary steps to ensure your rights are fully protected. Bicycle accident injuries are often serious due to the lack of protection to bicyclists and the size and force differences when a vehicle collides with a bike. Our attorneys will help ensure that our bicycle accident clients obtain appropriate medical care and treatment and ensure that the negligent motorist is held accountable. Contact the law office of Brent Gordon Law today for a free consultation. Call our Idaho Falls law office at (208) 552-0467 or our Pocatello law office at (208) 232-7274 to get started.

Idaho Falls Law Office

Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelley and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 3423 Merlin Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83404 Phone:(208) 552-0467

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Pocatello Law Office

Our Pocatello, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Pocatello, including for injuries and accidents in Chubbuck. If you are looking for an attorney in the Pocatello area, call our Pocatello office now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation.151 North 3rd, Suite 202A Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208)232-7274

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Tips to Protect Yourself from a Bicycle Accident This Summer

Tips to Protect Yourself from a Bicycle Accident This Summer

Tips to Protect Yourself from a Bicycle Accident This SummerWith the weather warming up outside, many will be out riding a bicycle. It is important to protect yourself from a bicycle accident this summer. A Boise man is in critical condition after a bike accident with a car last weekend. The man was found by a passerby unconscious in the street near 8th and Franklin. The driver who hit him left the scene of the crash but returned about 20 minutes later, reported Boise police. For leaving the scene of an accident, the driver is said to be charged with a felony. There were reportedly no witnesses to the accident. The girlfriend of the Boise man who was hit says he was on his way home after an evening out with friends. It has also been reported that the bike may not have had a light and was therefore not seen by the driver.

Protect Yourself from a Bicycle Accident

If you are planning on riding a bike for fun or to commute over the summer, protect yourself from a bicycle accident with these five tips.

  1. Always follow the rules of the road. Even when you are not driving a car, a bicycle riding on the road is still responsible to follow the rules. Obey all traffic signals and yield the right-of-way when necessary.
  2. Watch for cars and pedestrians. Bicyclists pose a threat to pedestrians just like a car poses a threat to a biker. Always be courteous to cars and pedestrians while on a bike.
  3. Be visible. Wear brightly colored clothing and use lights or reflectors to be seen easily.
  4. Stay in designated bike areas when possible. If possible, chose a route with a bike lane to keep yourself safe.
  5. Teach your kids to be safe on a bike too.

Hire a Bike Accident Lawyer at Brent Gordon Law

Southeast Idaho personal injury attorneys at Brent Gordon Law have handled many bicycle accidents. Our experienced lawyers understand what it takes to get an accident victim the compensation they deserve. We believe in working hard against insurance companies to receive a fair settlement for our clients. Call our Boise law firm today for a free consultation.

Idaho Falls Law Office

Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelley and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 3423 Merlin Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83404 Phone:(208) 552-0467

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Pocatello Law Office

Our Pocatello, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Pocatello, including for injuries and accidents in Chubbuck. If you are looking for an attorney in the Pocatello area, call our Pocatello office now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation.151 North 3rd, Suite 202A Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208)232-7274

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Fatal Bicycle Accident in Idaho Falls

Fatal Bicycle Accident in Idaho Falls

Fatal Bicycle Accident in Idaho FallsA fatal bicycle accident in Idaho Falls claimed the life of one and left another in critical condition. A car hit the two bicyclists while they were group riding in the Idaho Falls area on Wednesday evening. The accident happened on Highway 26 when a vehicle driven westbound by and Idaho falls woman hit two women cyclists riding in the same direction. One cyclist was pronounced dead at the hospital, the other is currently in the hospital in critical condition. The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Investigation is ongoing.

According to the Idaho transportation department, 2 bicyclists were killed in 2014 while 305 total were involved in rashes. 43 bicyclists had either fatal or serious injuries. Idaho does not have a law that sets a specific distance for a motor vehicle overtaking a bicycle. In general, the passing of a bicycle or group of cyclists in Idaho is governed by general traffic laws, which means left-hand passing. There is also no helmet law in place in Idaho, as well as no definition of who is “vulnerable road user.” In general, this means that extra care and precaution should be taken when sharing the road (especially a highway) with bicyclists.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare outlines safety tips for bicyclists sharing the road, including using taillights or brightly colored clothing to help with visibility and a headlamp when riding at night. However, for a more extensive detailed list of danger situations when sharing the road as a cyclist, please check out this website which diagrams specific scenarios in which collisions with motor vehicles are more likely to occur: http://bicyclesafe.com. For more safety information you can also check www.bikingexpert.com

Hire Bicycle Accident Attorneys at Brent Gordon Law

The bicycle accident and wrongful death attorneys at Brent Gordon Law will be able to help you in either situation. We have years of experience working with insurance companies to ensure you receive the full compensation you deserve. Call our Pocatello or Idaho Falls office today for a free consultation. We can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case.

 

Idaho Falls Law Office

Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelley and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 3423 Merlin Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83404 Phone:(208) 552-0467

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Pocatello Law Office

Our Pocatello, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Pocatello, including for injuries and accidents in Chubbuck. If you are looking for an attorney in the Pocatello area, call our Pocatello office now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation.151 North 3rd, Suite 202A Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208)232-7274

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