An esteemed American writer once said, “Learn to ride a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live.” And while Mark Twain is not known particularly for his sincerity (at least, not when taken at face value), numerous health-crazed, fun-loving, environmentally conscious individuals have found his words regarding bicycles to be true.

Nevertheless, Mr. Twain’s caveat is not to be ignored—as the saying goes, it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. There is no activity so enjoyable that it cannot be ruined by a serious injury. Likewise, if there is anything that makes a great diversion better, it’s freedom from worries gnawing in the back of your mind. For so many reasons, wearing appropriate safety gear, remaining vigilant, and donning eye-catching apparel should automatically attend a bike ride.

One unfortunate reason why looking out for yourself on a bicycle is a good idea is because, if you are hurt in a bicycle accident, it will be easier to secure compensation for damages if you can prove you weren’t doing anything to flirt with danger. When you execute a turn improperly or fail to take into account your limited visibility, there’s only so much a bicycle accident attorney can do to help you win your case. Behaving prudently on the road is not just for preventing accidents; it’s also for recovering from then. Don’t taint your bicycling career with regret: take all possible precautions to protect yourself.

If you have been injured in an accident where fault may be established, a Salt Lake City bicycle accident attorney from Christensen & Hymas can help. For a free consultation with competent, caring experts, call (801) 506-0800.