Understanding the Rights of Bicyclists
By bovolaw on November 14, 2016
Like motorists, bicyclists are required to abide by rules and expectations in order to create safer roadways for themselves and motorists. To remain safe and to avoid being involved in severe accidents, bicyclists should follow the safety tips, laws, and expectations listed below:
- In streets without bicycle lanes, ride at least three feet away from the curb and in a straight line. If other bicyclists are using the same riding area, ride in a single-file line.
- Use the correct lanes and avoid riding in the right-turn-only lane if you plan to keep going straight. It is wise to move into straight lanes early.
- When turning right, bicyclists should use the far right lane or the designated turning lane. When making left turns, bicyclists should use signals while using designated left-turn lanes or ride to the crosswalk and walk across.
When Bicyclists are Involved in Vehicle Accidents
Although laws have been designed to prevent unnecessary vehicle accidents involving bicyclists, the roads remain a place of high risks for those traveling by bicycle. Due to the size and weight of bicycles when compared to larger vehicles such as cars, trucks, buses, and others, accidents involving bicyclists are often serious and, in the worst cases, fatal.
When a bicyclist is involved in an accident and the involved motorist is at fault, the bicyclist should seek experienced legal representation right away.A seasoned personal injury lawyer may be able to help the victim recover compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Physical therapy costs
- Chiropractor expenses
- Lost wages
- Emotional damages
Harmed in a Bike Accident? Call Bovo Law, LLC
If you have sustained injuries in a bicycle accident and believe a driver should be held liable for your damages and injuries, we urge you to get in touch with our Denver bicycle accident lawyers right away. When you choose to entrust your case to our team, we will examine every detail of your accident and determine which legal strategies can best help you pursue maximum compensation. Do not wait to get the help you need.
Work with a firm you can trust. We have been successful in obtaining both large settlements and large jury verdicts on behalf of our clients. Call our Denver bicycle accident attorneys today!