If you or a member of your family has been injured in a bicycle crash, the Alabama bicycle attorneys from the team of lawyers who work with the Firm of Kass & Moses are prepared to handle your case. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, time away from work, and pain and suffering. Bicycle accidents can result in significant, life-altering injuries, so it is critical to have a skilled attorney on your side.
The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that 777 cyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles in 2017. This represents an 8 percent drop in the number of fatalities from 2016. Still, many of these crashes could have been prevented. Fifty-four percent of cyclists killed in 2017 crashes were not wearing helmets, and 22 percent were under the influence of alcohol (based on blood alcohol concentrations of 0.08 or greater). These statistics represent a clear opportunity for change.
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Common injuries in bicycle crashes include head injuries and concussions, fractures, and back injuries. Of all these injuries, head injuries are the most serious. As we have learned from sports in recent years, even so-called minor head injuries like concussions can result in permanent damage. More serious brain injuries can lead to a lifetime of disabilities. Signs of concussions and brain injuries include a loss of consciousness, confusion, headache, nausea or vomiting, impairment of any of the senses, and behavioral changes. Any cyclist with a head injury should see a physician as soon as possible.
Treatment for head injuries and concussions often involves an extended period of rest. This means taking time off work and away from any social activities. Few of us are prepared to go a period of days or weeks without income, but some injured cyclists have no choice. It is important to have someone on your side. At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we have represented hundreds of injured cyclists. Our team of attorneys have helped achieve fair and just compensation and we can do the same for you.
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Alabama Bicycle Law
Requirements for legally riding a bicycle vary from state to state. The Kass & Moses team can confidently answer your questions about the specifics of Alabama’s bicycle laws. Below are a few rules of the road that every local rider should keep in mind:
- Bicyclists are not permitted to drive on sidewalks in Alabama.
- Cyclists who ride at night must use a white light on the front of their bike with visibility at 500 feet and a red reflector on the back with visibility at 600 feet.
- Cyclists should ride as far to the right as possible, except when turning left. Cyclists cannot ride side by side in a lane.
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