July 27, 2012 by admin
Earlier this month two companies came together in an effort to insure cyclists on a national scale. Better World Club and Gales Creek Insurance have launched what they call the “first nationwide, comprehensive and affordable” insurance for cyclists.
The insurance program offered, known as BIKEon provides up to $100,000 in reimbursement for injuries received while cycling, and liability insurance of up to $1 million in the event of an injury caused to other people or property damage. Cyclists who ride road bikes, mountain bikes and electric bikes will have coverage under this new policy. Roadside assistance will also be offered, as will bike theft protection later this summer.
Bicycles are a fun and affordable way to get around town, especially with Arizona’s year-round warm weather. However, bicycle accidents can lead to serious injuries and even fatalities when combined with local traffic, dangerous road conditions or bicycle defects. The most common and major expenses that can be incurred in bicycle accidents involve medical costs, property damage, lost wages due to injuries and pain and suffering.
While not every bicycle accident is preventable, cyclists can take steps to minimize the risk of injuries, such as always wearing a helmet, riding with traffic in bike lanes and not on sidewalks, obeying traffic signals and using extra caution when crossing roads and intersections.
Depending on the severity and nature of the accident, cyclists may be entitled to compensation. If you or someone close to you has been injured in a bike accident, having an experienced personal injury attorney that will fight for your legal rights is the best decision you can make. At Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, our attorneys have been practicing law in Arizona for more than 50 years and can offer you the best legal help available. Call us today to set up a free consultation at 480-833-8800.
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