During Mardi Gras Season, one way to beat the traffic and parking issues is to pump up your bicycle tires for a quick and easy ride downtown. There are a lot of misconceptions about where someone should ride their bicycle. A bicycle should be considered like any other vehicle and travel down the road with the flow of traffic, in the far right lane, and as close to the fog strip as you deem safe.
Making sure you are as visible as possible is of extreme importance. One way to ensure visibility is to wear lights. If you are riding your bike at night, you need to have a light on the front of your bike, as well as the back of your bike. You can pick these up at any sporting goods store or bike store in town. The other thing you can do is wear brightly colored clothing or even a reflective vest.
In the unfortunate event that you are involved in a bicycle related accident, be sure to call 911 and have the police write an accident report. Next, seek medical treatment at an ER or Urgent Care facility. And as always, be sure to call a lawyer that handles this type of case. At Greene & Phillips, there are no up-front fees to hire one of our injury attorneys. We only get paid if we are able to get money for you.
If you think you may have a case or you have further questions, we can be reached by phone at (251) 300-2000, on our website at www.GreenePhillips.com, or feel free to drop by our office anytime at 51 North Florida Street. You never need an appointment!