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Take the iPod Buds Out of Your Ears and Avoid Another Vancouver Bicycle Accident

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Personal Injury Lawyer at McComb Witten Marcoux

After your recent Vancouver bicycle accident, you swore to yourself that you would do everything in your power to bike more safely.

In fact, you may have done nothing wrong. Maybe you wore proper safety gear such as a helmet and reflective clothing. Even if you were partially at fault for the wreck or engaged in an unsafe practice such as peddling on a bike with worn treads, you can still sue a negligent driver or an insurance company for compensation.

What is past is past. It is terrible that you got hurt, but it is time to move on.

Before you head back to the bike paths, heed this warning: Stop biking while distracted.

Everyone knows you should not talk on a cell phone or text while driving—that is dangerous stuff. However, far too many bicyclists engage in similarly distracting activities.

It is hard to text while you bike, unless you are quite adept. Still, many people talk on their cell phones and listen to music while cycling. While it can be fun and relaxing, it also puts you at heightened risk for accidents.

Consider stopping all that stuff—eliminating the obvious distractions.

You might want to take it a step further and eliminate the "mental chatter" distractions as well. You know—when you mentally grocery shop or compose an email while you are biking.

There is no reason to do that stuff—especially when you are cycling around a beautiful city like Vancouver. Be more focused and attentive to the ride. You will enjoy the experience more, and you will be better at reacting to emergency road situations.

Finally, if you have been injured in a Vancouver bike crash, contact a Vancouver bicycle accident attorney at McComb Witten. Our experienced, aggressive, and thorough legal team can put you on the course to obtaining a fair and proper recovery. Call us now at 604-255-9018.