Keep in mind: Colorado’s bicycle safety law also places a duty on bicyclists. In particular, the law generally requires bicyclists to ride single-file unless they are on a path or roadway designed for bike-only traffic. If they are riding two abreast on a road, the bicyclists cannot “impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic.”
This is important. When you file a claim against a negligent or reckless driver, you will deal with the driver’s insurance company. The insurer may try to argue that you were equally at fault or more at fault than the driver for causing the accident.
For instance, the insurer may point to your own violations of Colorado’s bicycle safety law, such as riding two abreast and disrupting traffic. This is why it is crucial to seek help from a personal injury lawyer who will vigorously protect your rights.
Bicycle Lawyer Serving Fort Collins and Northern Colorado Bicycle Accident Victims
Bicycle accident lawyer Steve Ray, wholly supports cyclists in Fort Collins and other Northern Colorado communities. We believe that one of the ways to promote cycling in our region is to protect those who are harmed by car drivers who violate our laws.
If you or a family member has been harmed in a bicycle accident, contact our law firm right away. We will move aggressively to seek compensation for you. We have more than 35 years of experience in dealing with insurance companies and taking personal injury claims to court.
You can contact us by phone or online today to schedule a free legal consultation.
For More Information:
Bicyclists and Other Cyclists, Traffic Safety Facts, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety, Governors Highway Safety Association
America’s Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities, Bicycling
Fort Collins Bike Library, Bike Fort Collins