Mountain Biking Injuries Increase during Summer

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Over the next few weeks, thousands of adventurous Californians will hop on to mountain bikes for a vacation ride on rough mountain terrain. However, many of those bikers will also suffer serious injuries.

Over the next few weeks, thousands of adventurous Californians will hop on to mountain bikes for a vacation ride on rough mountain terrain.  However, many of those bikers will also suffer serious injuries.

As many as 7.1 million people now participate in mountain biking.  The data comes from the Outdoor Foundation, which also estimates that when people are bicycling around rough and bumpy terrain, there is a heightened risk of suffering an injury.   The injury risks of severe because bikers may not realize that what is a fun pastime actually conceals many injury hazards.  The problem is that many people who take to mountain bicycling for recreation may not completely appreciate the injury risks involved.

You can reduce the risk of suffering an injury during mountain biking by using the right kind of equipment.  There have been great advances made in the design and manufacture of mountain bicycling equipment, including better braking as well as features that reduce the overall impact of injuries.

Back in 2001, National Electronic Injury Surveillance System data indicated that the number of mountain biking injuries had dropped by as much as 56% since the 1990s.  In 1995, there were 23,000 mountain biking-related injuries that were recorded by the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System.  By 2007, the number of injuries had dropped to just 10,000.  This was even though there was an increase in the popularity of the sport, and an increase in the number of mountain bikers. This drop in injuries was mainly due to better and safer equipment.

Some of the most common injuries that vacation injury lawyers find during mountain biking are traumatic injuries, facial injuries, fractures, and soft tissue injuries.

One of our Meeting Locations: The Reeves Law Group 1055 W 7th St #3333, Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 271-9318

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