Due to more congestion of cars, other motor vehicles, and people, bicycle accidents most often occur in urban areas. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 78% of bicycle accidents occur in urban areas compared to 22% in rural areas. In addition, bike accidents most often occur in the evening between 6pm and 9pm due to decreased visibility in the dark. Some things you can do to help prevent serious injury from a bicycle accident include: wear a helmet and other protective equipment; make sure your bike has lights and reflectors; wear lighter colored clothing; and be aware of your surroundings at all times. If you have been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, contact us for a free consultation.