Bicycle Safety

Bicycle Safety

Does anyone else have a serious case of spring fever this year? After the polar vortex record-setting frigid temperatures and the piles of snow and ice, it is no wonder we are all ready to shake off the winter and run straight into spring. As you start your spring cleaning and summer travel plans, don’t forget to dust off your safety knowledge about a popular activity for the season: bicycling.

Tune It Up

Before anyone in your family jumps on their bike, take the time to tune it up. Head to your local bike shop for a quick review of the brakes, chains, wheel pressure, and handlebars. It’s well worth the investment to assure your bike is solid and prepared for another season of driving.

Get the Gear

As you tune up your bike, be sure you do a quick review of your gear as well. Adults and kids should wear helmets while riding, no matter what. Helmets can significantly reduce the chance for traumatic brain injury due to a crash or accident and should be non-negotiable in your household. New riders in your home, like your kids, may also benefit from the confidence a few elbow pads bring.

You can also assure safety by buying reflective stickers to put on your bike and on your riding clothing or shoes. A blinking headlight is also a wonderful option if you bike at dusk, the early morning, or in the evening hours. This can increase the chances of a fast moving car seeing you and slowing down. While you are double checking your gear, don’t forget a bike lock to reduce the chances of someone taking off with your newly tuned up bike.

Watch for Cars

Remember, car drivers are not always vigilant for bicycles, especially in the spring months. Be extra careful to make eye contact with drivers before you enter into an intersection and err on the side of extra caution while on the road.

Watch for Bikes

Finally, bicycle safety isn’t just for you while you are biking. If you are a driver, it is your responsibility to look out for cyclists. Springtime can be especially hazardous for cyclists on the road, as most drivers are not in the habit of sharing the road. Double check blind spots and always look before you back out of your driveway.

If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, you could be struggling with insurance paperwork. Don’t go at it alone. Call the team at MacCloskey Kesler & Associates to tell us more about the accident. We can help you during this confusing and frustrating time, helping you to get a favorable outcome.

Mesh Complications and Questions

Mesh Complications and Questions

Many types of surgeries and medical procedures use mesh, a type of material made of artificial or biological materials. Patients who undergo hernia repair, uterine prolapse prevention surgery, or procedures to reduce stress urinary incontinence could end up with mesh inside their body. While mesh needs to be approved by the FDA in order to be used, there are some serious concerns about some types of mesh used over the past few decades.

What are injuries caused by mesh?

While all types of mesh are certainly not bad, there are multiple types that have caused injury to patients throughout the country. Injuries can include organ perforation, scar tissue, chronic inflammation, pain, and bleeding. Further, the mesh used in the surgical or medical procedure can fail. This means it is no longer performing the function it needed to.

What should I do if I have an injury from failed mesh?

If you have had a physician tell you that your mesh failed, or if you are currently experiencing pain or issues due to your mesh, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and lifestyle changes. The team at MacCloskey Kesler & Associates has extensive experience working with clients who have lived with mesh failure complications and conditions; while each case is unique, we are confident we can work on your behalf to secure you the compensation you deserve.

Why does a local attorney matter for cases like these?

Mesh failure cases tend to be tried throughout the country. However, when you call a nationwide law firm to advocate for you, there is a chance you will not receive the individualized attention you need or deserve. At MacCloskey Kesler & Associates, we pride ourselves on excellent communication with our clients. We want to keep you in the loop about your case and we want to see it through until the very end. Unfortunately, nationwide law services do not have that type of relationship-based philosophy.

If you have been living with injuries or complications caused by a failed mesh system, don’t delay in contacting our office. Time is of the essence, and we want to hear about your situation sooner rather than later. Let’s get started and get you the compensation you deserve.

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