For over 25 years, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine has been promoting bicycling safety and access through their Share the Road Campaign. As part of the campaign, they seek to increase awareness of cyclists in the community, educate motorists about the presence of cyclists, and teach cyclists how to ride safely. Through their efforts, 5 pages on bicycle safety have been added to the Maine Department of Motor Vehicles Motorist Handbook and a question on cycling safety has been added to the drivers exam.
As Maine bicycle lawyers, we also seek to educate cyclists. Because we are avid cyclists ourselves, we always strive to teach others to be aware of their rights under the law. So often, cyclists who have been involved in crashes are taken advantage of by insurance companies. They are presented with low offers of compensation after crashes in which motorists were clearly negligent. Sometimes police and insurance adjusters try to skew the facts, to make it seem as if the cyclist is partially at fault. At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, our team of lawyers believe in fighting for the rights of Maine cyclists.
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After 27 years representing injured cyclists, you can rest assured that our team understand the nuances of bicycle law in Maine. But even though we have handled hundreds of cases, we treat each case individually. We understand that no two crashes are the same. And we want to learn more about the lives of the cyclists we represent. This gives us the ability to truly understand how the injury, pain and suffering, and ongoing limitations truly affect our clients.
It is this commitment to understanding that sets us apart from other law firms. As cyclists ourselves, we understand how vulnerable we all are to inattentive and distracted motorists. If you have been hurt by a speeding, intoxicated, or simply negligent motorist, you deserve compensation. If you are frustrated by insurance adjusters offering unfair settlements, contact us today and learn how we can help you.
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Maine 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 Maine’s bicycle laws. Below are a few rules of the road that every local rider should keep in mind:
- Although there is no statewide helmet law, children under 16 years of age are required to wear a helmet when cycling.
- There is no statewide law against cycling on sidewalks, however some cities and municipalities have their own law in regards to this.
- For the most part, cyclists are expected to have the same rights and bear the same responsibilities of motorists.
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