School is back in session. With nearly everyone returning to in-person learning, that means kids on bicycles and loads of cars dropping children off in the morning – and picking them up again at night. Kids ride their bikes to school every day, and with increased traffic around schools once classes start again, there will be prime conditions for bicycle accidents. However, bicycle accident lawyers will be the first to let you know that accidents with cyclists aren’t reserved just for the areas around a school.
Cyclists are all over Colorado, and bicycles don’t only stick to the trails. Bikes and packed traffic in Denver’s metro area can create problems for bicycle riders.
Cyclists clearly aren’t as protected as motor vehicle drivers, which means the chances for a nasty injury or death goes up considerably. If you’re the cyclist, make sure you wear a helmet. It can drastically reduce your chances for injury, and is the most effective way to prevent head injuries. Also wear bright clothing. Bikes are hard enough to see with all of the other traffic and distractions on the road. Put reflectors on your bike and wear whatever you can to stand out and get noticed.
If you are a cyclist involved in an accident with another vehicle, there are a number of legal ramifications that can arise. If the accident is the fault of a motor vehicle driver, the cyclist can file claim against the driver’s insurer. In rare cases, the local government can be held liable if the road was in disrepair and caused the accident. In any event, if you’re injured while riding a bicycle through no fault of your own, it’s important to find out what your rights are.
If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, contact the experts at Kehrli Law Firm today. Find out your options for justice. At Kehrli Law Firm, we’re fighting for justice – fighting for you.