Free Consultations / No Fees Until We Win  (213) 927-3700

Ranked #1

Personal Injury Firm in Los Angeles

Ranked #1

Personal Injury Firm in Los Angeles

Bicycle Safety Checklist


Bicycle accidents are the leading cause of death for children in Los Angeles. According to a study conducted by the LA Vision Zero Project, approximately 200 people a year die from car accidents. Unfortunately, most of these deaths could have been prevented with simple safety precautions, such as wearing a helmet. Listed below is a bicycle safety checklist that everyone should follow. 

Pasadena Bike Injury Attorney 

There was a plan in 1899 to build a bike path from Pasadena to downtown. However, only two miles were successfully built. 

Irvine Bike Injury Lawyer 

After a history of facing cyclist collisions, UCI has prohibited bicycle riding at certain areas during certain times. 

The Bicycle Frame | What to Check For

  • Dents or cracks in the frame 
  • Rust patches that could weaken the frame 
  • Security of the frame (all parts are tightly screwed)
  • Tight seats, handlebars, and front fork 
  • Appropriate seat height 
  • The handlebar is inline with the front wheel 

The Tires and Wheels | What to Check For

  • Fully inflated tires 
  • Tire tread 
  • Visible bulging damage 
  • Free spinning wheels 

Bicycle Brakes | What to Check For

  • Brakes are stopping the spinning wheels without slipping 
  • Test to see that your bike does not move forward while applying the brakes 
  • Brake pads should have 3/16 of an inch of rubber 
  • Hand brakes should have some resistance when squeezed and should not squeeze all the way 

Crank and Chain | What to Check For

  • If the crack is sturdy 
  • Are the pedals sturdy? 
  • If the chain is lubricated 

Adult Gear

  • Helmet 
  • Mini first aid kit 
  • Bell or horn
  • Reflective wheel stripes
  • GPS 
  • Bike mirrors and reflective sticker 
  • Helmet or handlebar headlight 

What Children Should Wear 

  • Childproof helmet 
  • Elbow pads 
  • Knee pads 
  • Bright colors 

Contact Us To Find Out How We Can Help

If you have sustained injuries in the city of Los Angeles as a result of a bicycle accident, an attorney at our firm can help you recover financial compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call us today at (213) 927-3700 or email info@westcoasttriallawyers.com



Return to Top
Call| Text | Chat
Text Us Call Us