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00127685This week has been designated as Bicycle Helmet Safety Week. Bicycle Helmet SafetyWeek is an awareness campaign de...
00127685motorcycle, and all other types of motor vehicle in Michigan on streets, roads,highways, and parking lots.To learn...
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Michigan Bike Accident Lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire Celebrate Bicycle Helmet Safety Week

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The Michigan bike accident injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. representing victims of bicycle accidents celebrate bicycle helmet safety week and prevention of head injury.

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Michigan Bike Accident Lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire Celebrate Bicycle Helmet Safety Week

  1. 1. 00127685This week has been designated as Bicycle Helmet Safety Week. Bicycle Helmet SafetyWeek is an awareness campaign designated to help prevent injuries, particularly head injuryand brain injury, and save lives by encouraging individuals to wear their helmet while bikeriding and making them aware of the serious dangers and consequences if they do not weara helmet and become involved in a bike accident.The Michigan bike accident attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent bicyclists injuredin all types of accidents, including car, truck, motorcycle, and hit and run. The personalinjury law firm is a large advocate of this week as they see the tragic outcomes of a bicycleaccident every day and understand the importance of wearing a helmet while riding and theprotection it provides, especially to children.In fact, a recent study by the Boston Children’s Hospital reveals that about three quarters ofthe people who die in bicycle crashes each year die from head injuries. When an individualwears a helmet while riding, the head injuries that may result may not be as catastrophic ifa helmet is worn. In fact, the National Center for Statistics and Analysis cites, “Bicyclehelmets are 85%-88% effective in eliminating or reducing fatalities and head injuries frombicycle accidents.”Even with this known statistics, in 2009 alone, a study showed that 91 percent of bicyclistsof all ages did not wear a helmet. This percentage is why Bicycle Helmet Safety Week is soimportant.Besides wearing a helmet, there are other ways a bicyclist can protect themselves to helpavoid accidents with motorists. These safety tips include:1. Wear bright clothes - bicyclists should wear bright colored clothing and reflectivegear even during the day to increase your visibility to motorists2. Check for traffic- before entering or crossing any intersection, street, ordriveway, make sure traffic is clear3. Avoid wearing headphones- in some cities this is illegal but may not bestrictly enforced, even so, wearing headphones while biking can be dangerousbecause of your inability to hear your surroundings.4. Be aware of parked cars- people can open their doors at the mostinopportune times. Make sure you allow yourself enough room to react.About: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is a family-owned Michigan personal injury lawrepresenting victims injured in bicycle related accidents involving cars, trucks,
  2. 2. 00127685motorcycle, and all other types of motor vehicle in Michigan on streets, roads,highways, and parking lots.To learn more about the bike accident injury attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.call toll-free at (800) 606-1717 or visit the law firm website athttp://www.BuckfireLaw.com

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