Who is Liable in a Bicycle Accident?
The most important question in any accident case is who is liable for the
accident that caused the victim to be injured. Bicycle accidents are some
of the most difficult cases to establish liability since there are different
rules governing cyclists and automobiles. In fact, some of the rules that
cyclists adhere to put them in danger rather than protecting them.
The "side-of-the-road" rule accounts for some of the most common
types of bike accidents:
- Hitting an open car door
- Being side-swiped by a passing vehicle
- Being hit by a vehicle making a right turn
It is not uncommon for negligent drivers and their insurance companies
to attempt to hold the injured cyclists at fault for the bicycle accident.
Many drivers view cyclists as a nuisance and do not even know the specific
road regulations that cyclists follow in order to maintain public safety.
At Bovo Law, LLC, our firm believes that
bicyclists in Denver deserve the same equal rights on the road as motorists. We are very familiar with Denver's bicycle laws and will devote our resources
to building a case against the driver who hurt you.
Call our experienced bicycle accident lawyers at (720) 262-2495 to schedule
a free consultation for your case!
Bike Laws in Colorado
While there are some regulations that cyclists share with vehicle drivers,
there are also many regulations that are specific to cyclists. Cyclists
must abide by these regulations. In fact, failure to do so can negatively
impact a bicycle accident case.
- When riding a bicycle, take these precautions:
- Never ride against traffic
- Ride on paved shoulders and bike lanes when present and hazard-free
- Ride single-file on curved roads without lanes or shoulders
- Use hand signals to indicate your movements
- Use a headlight, taillight, and reflectors in low light or at night
- Make eye contact with drivers
- Don’t assume the right of way
- Wear helmets, glasses, gloves, and other protective gear
It’s important for cyclists to be aware of bike-specific regulations,
especially concerning the sharing of roadways. Our Denver bike accident
lawyers can effectively investigate the circumstances surrounding your
accident and fight for just compensation from the liable parties. We provide
each of our clients with the individual attention that their case needs
in order to achieve results. Due to our thorough approach to case preparation,
we’ve established a track record of success!
Serving the Denver communities, Bovo Law, LLC provides dedicated representation
for cyclists injured by negligent drivers. Call (720) 262-2495 to learn more.