While many cities and counties throughout the Evergreen State have adequate infrastructure to accommodate a high number of bicyclists each day, other areas are less bicycle-friendly and pose a risk of injury to riders.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
May is National Bike Month, which means thousands of Washingtonians will be participating in a number of bike-friendly events like Bike to Work Week and Bike to School Day in an effort to grow support and ridership throughout the state.
And while there are plenty of personal and environmental benefits of bicycling, Seattle accident attorney Chris Davis wants to encourage existing and aspiring cyclists alike to keep safety in mind as the roadways fill up with riders in the coming weeks.
“As a fellow bicyclist, I consider myself very lucky to live in a state that has been recognized as one of the most bike-friendly states in the country,” Davis says in reference to a 2012 rankings report published by the League of American Bicyclists. “However, I find it interesting that there is a significant increase in the number of accidents involving bicycles each year during this time.”
In the League of American Bicyclists’ 2012 report, the advocacy group ranked Washington as the country’s most bicycle-friendly state based on the state’s efforts to grow ridership and create healthy, environmentally-friendly alternatives to driving.
While many cities and counties throughout the Evergreen State have adequate infrastructure to accommodate a high number of bicyclists each day, other areas are less bicycle-friendly and pose a risk of injury to riders. But Davis expects even the more popular areas for bicyclists to be heavily congested from May onward, making it even more important for riders to prioritize safety on the road.
“National Bike Month is very popular here, and that often means bicyclists and motorists are trying to share congested roadways,” Davis added. “So whether you’re a veteran or a novice bicyclist, wearing proper safety equipment and observing all traffic laws can make a big positive difference when it comes to the risk of accident and injury.”
Davis is also the author of the Washington Accident Books, a series of legal guides designed to provide information to accident victims and help them better understand their legal rights. The series addresses several topics related to personal injury law and has provided quality legal insight to thousands of Washington residents.
As part of National Bike Month, the Davis Law Group is offering “Wheels of Justice: The Essential Guide to Bicycle Accident Law in Washington State,” free of charge to bicycle accident victims throughout Washington. Anyone interested in ordering their free copy should contact the Davis Law Group at 206-727-4000 or visit http://www.WashingtonAccidentBooks.com.
About Chris Davis
Christopher M. Davis, founder of the Davis Law Group, has been a licensed attorney in the state of Washington since 1993. He has tried dozens of personal injury cases to verdict and has successfully handled and resolved hundreds of accident claims. He has been a Washington ‘Super Lawyer' for seven years in a row for his expertise and success in litigating personal injury claims. You can learn more about the firm by visiting: http://www.DavisLawGroupSeattle.com.