Unfortunately the number of people killed by motor vehicles while walking or riding their bicycles continues to go up. This is despite the efforts by many states to implement laws regarding helmets. Of those killed, studies show that 65% of the bicyclists were not wearing helmets. While several states have helmet laws that relate to children, most states have no laws relating to adults wearing helmets.
In our own community here in Bucks County, Pennsylvania between 2008-2012 the total deaths of adults of children struck while riding bicycles or as pedestrians, by motor vehicles was 51. This is about 1.6 persons to every 100,000 people who live in our area. To us, here at Stark and Stark, any loss is too many and we therefore encourage people to be aware of your surroundings, wear a helmet and proper safety and reflective equipment.
Stark & Stark represents clients that have been injured in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Yardley office is Bucks County’s catastrophic injury attorneys. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact Stark & Stark today.