Riding a bicycle is a great way to help the environment, to cut down on traffic congestion and to get in shape, but it's also potentially dangerous. Getting hit by a car could lead to you needing to file a lawsuit to claim compensation for your own personal injuries. How dangerous is it in California, though? Should you have to worry?
As a California resident, you have the right to know that the state has earned a reputation for being the most dangerous in the United States for bicyclists. Findings by the Governors Highway Safety Association showed that between 2010 and 2012, bicycle deaths had increased by 16 percent across the United States, and with 338 cyclists killed in California, California took the title for the most dangerous state.