A bicycle accident may result from various factors, including traffic-related issues, faulty manufacturing, or issues with bikeways. Traffic laws are implemented to regulate bicycle safety and prevent traffic accidents.
The engineering aspects of the bicycle itself are very important for safety. The various mechanisms used in the design and build of a bicycle must adhere to product safety regulations that properly conform to road design. There are different types of bicycles for different terrains, such as road bicycles, touring bicycles, city bike, mountain bikes, BMX bikes, and many more. Bicycle handling, bicycle frame integrity, and brake design are integral features in terms of safety measures for cyclists. With this in mind, a mechanical engineering expert may be called upon to evaluate the mechanisms of a bicycle to determine if the engineering process is responsible after the occurrence of an accident.
Accident investigation and accident reconstruction expert witness is also highly relevant to such cases, whether it is a bicycle accident occurring on a city street or a mountain bike accident, as it can help determine who or what was responsible for the incident. Experts in failure analysis are often utilized for lawsuits involving bicycle accidents to assess the mechanical errors and/or human factors involved with the case.
Traffic laws, traffic signals, highway design, and hazard warnings must all be considered for both motorists and bicyclists. Sometimes, litigators and insurance professionals need assistance from a traffic design expert to determine if there is a traffic engineering issue that might have caused the accident.
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