Colorado bicycle fatalities have been on the rise in recent years, with a record 22 fatalities in 2018 (Colorado Department of Transportation). Although the number of overall bicycle crashes has not risen dramatically, it seems the severity of the accidents has increased. A recent crash, in July, 2019, raised an uproar when a 34-year-old cyclist was killed in a hit-and-run in Boulder. The senseless loss of a young, active member of the community has led to many speaking out on the importance of bicyclists’ rights across Colorado.
As more and more people embrace the health and ecological benefits of cycling, cities across the country are working to improve infrastructure to support them. Some states have created action plans to address cycling safety, both through improved laws and heightened awareness. Others are working on adding cycling lanes and safe cycling areas to reduce the risk of crashes. But despite these measures, numerous states are watching as the number of fatalities rises.
Bicycle Accident Lawyers Serving Aurora, Colorado Springs, Denver, and Beyond
When a serious bicycle crash occurs, it is not uncommon to be left in a state of shock. Few can imagine the impact of a crash, from the physical injuries to the emotional trauma. During such a difficult time, it is hard to make major decisions, and you may feel stressed just thinking about how you will handle your medical bills. That is why it is vital to have an experienced Colorado bicycle accident lawyer on your side.
The decisions you make after being involved in a bike crash will determine your financial future. Without solid representation, you may not have enough money to cover your medical bills. Other bills may go past due as you struggle to account for time away from work due to your injuries. And if you face any degree of disability, you may feel as if your future is hopeless. That is why it is very important to have someone working for you. At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we have handled hundreds of cases involving injured cyclists. Our team of lawyers know Colorado law well, and can put it to work for you. We will keep you informed of our progress every step of the way, and will make sure you feel comfortable with the path we take. Contact us today to learn more in a free, no obligation phone consultation.
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Colorado 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 Colorado’s bicycle laws. Below are a few rules of the road that every local rider should keep in mind:
- Cyclists must ride as close as practical to the curb or right side of the road unless passing, turning left, or when road conditions are considered unsafe.
- Cyclists riding between sunset and sunrise must use a white headlight visible up to 500 feet, and a red rear reflector visible between 100 and 600 feet.
- Cyclists are required to use hand signals to turn or stop for 100 feet.
If you have been in an accident, make sure you have a Colorado bicycle accident attorney on your side! Contact the Law Firm of Kass & Moses today to learn more about how we can help you get fair and just compensation for your suffering.
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