Tag Archive: Bicycle Safety

Biking Season is Upon Us

I woke up this morning looking forward to riding my bike to work, only to find it raining.  I guess I am a fair weather biker.  But, I did take a little time to think about what I was going to do to protect myself and about what drivers can do to protect bikers.  A car to bike impact is always going to result in damage to the bike and the biker.  Certainly the bike will be damaged, but more importantly the biker will likely be seriously injured including broken bones, spinal cord injury, brain injury and possibly wrongful death. ... View Article

Bicycles On The Road – Being Safe

I am on my way home yesterday from the office. I am a serious personal injury lawyer. I represent people who have been seriously injured or suffered wrongful death as a result of the carelessness of others. I am headed north on a one way street, Delaware Street, in Indianapolis, IN. It is about 5:30 pm. Cars are parked on the side of the street. The thing about cars parked on the side of the street, for a cyclist, is that you have to be aware that they might suddenly open their door in your path. Not only is there... View Article

Watch Out for Bicyclists – Put down your phone, pay attention to your driving.

Put down your phone, and drive. As I ride my bike I see many motorists who do dumb things. Most of these folks are using a cell phone. I see many folks with the phone to their ear, but I also see people looking at their phones. I do not know what they are doing, texting or surfing the web, but I do know they are being distracted from their primary responsibility, driving safely. Many of these folks drop their phone into their lap when they see me watching them. This indicates they know what they are doing is wrong.... View Article

Treat Children Like Stop Signs When Driving

Today I read in the Indianapolis Star that a seven year old child was in critical condition after being struck by a car while he was riding his bike. The child is only 7 years old. I know very little about the facts of the case, because the Star did not provide any, but I bet a few things are true. This child will have injuries that will affect him for the rest of his life. The driver of the car is guilt ridden. The child was struck in his neighborhood where other children are known to play. I do... View Article

Children Are Stop Signs

know that small children do not understand the dangers associated with moving cars. We know they are impulsive and we know that even if they are carefully instructed about cars and streets, they may not always follow the rules that adults and older children will follow.

Indiana Serious Injury Attorney Discusses Bicycle Safety

I read in the paper today about the death of Ross Faris, the owner of Your Neighbor’s Garden, and former executive at Lilly. Immediately upon reading the piece, I was taken back to driving along Grandview Drive and seeing the little self help stand. It is one of those little “summer in Indy” memories that will always bring a smile to my face.

Serious Injury Lawyer Says Watch Out For Cyclists

The roads are not reserved for the two four wheel variety of transportation. Now that the warm months are upon us, we are seeing more bicycles and motorcycles sharing our roads.  This recognition is the first essential in helping to protect our two wheeled Hoosiers.  Cyclist are not generally as visible as a car.  So, all drivers must keep in mind to be on  the lookout for them.  Keep in mind that if you hit a cyclist and cause serious personal injury, such as a spinal injury, paraplegia, broken bones or even wrongful death, you may not be able to... View Article

Bicycle Safety

John P. Young is your Indiana Injury Attorney. We have 22 years experience in matters involving personal injury.  We represent Hoosiers injured in highway accidents, semi tractor-trailer crashes, motorcycle accidents, car accidents, drunk driving accidents and crashes, construction accidents and more.  We deal with only serious personal injury including broken bones, spinal cord injury with paraplegia and quadriplegia, wrongful death, blindness, amputations. Today I would like to discuss bicycle safety. I ride my bike to work two to three times a week.  The only time I won’t ride is when there is snow and ice on the roads.  I ride... View Article

Bicycle Safety and Sidewalks

As bicycle and bike use are increasing there are some things both the biker and the motorist need to know.  First, as we all know, in a collision between a bicycle and a car, the car is going to win every time.  These collisions can result in very severe injuries, including, brain injury, back injury, broken bones, scarring, road rash, spinal injuries causing paralysis including paraplegia and quadriplegia, and wrongful death. What is the law regarding the use of bicycles and sidewalks?  In Indianapolis, there is an ordinance that gives us clues on this subject, it reads as follows: The... View Article