There are more bicyclists on the road than ever before. Across the country, 67 million people ride bikes for an estimated 15 billion hours per year. As more people embrace cycling, more cities are improving infrastructure. In addition, laws are being enacted to protect the rights of cyclists. These laws prevent harassment of cyclists, allow for ample room between cyclists and motorists, and encourage careful behaviors to prevent doorings and other unpredictable crashes.
Despite all these improvements, approximately 900 cyclists die in crashes each year. Hundreds of thousands more will be injured. For those hurt in bicycle crashes, the ramifications are severe. Medical appointments, possible surgeries and extensive therapies, time away from work and associated lost wages, and unpaid medical bills all greatly impact their lives. It can seem like the odds are stacked against cyclists. At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we believe in protecting cyclists.
Bicycle Accident Lawyers Serving Burlington, Essex, Colchester, and Beyond
As cyclists ourselves, we have chosen to focus our firm on protecting the rights of cyclists. Too often, bicyclists are not compensated fairly for crashes that are not their fault. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a bike crash, even if you believe you were partly at fault, contact us today. We will speak with you about your crash and your rights. In many cases, we will begin to pursue compensation in your case immediately. Even if we are unable to accept your case, we will often be able to provide tips you can use to help you achieve fair compensation for your injuries. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you recover from your bike crash.
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Vermont 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 Vermont’s bicycle laws. Below are a few rules of the road that every local rider should keep in mind:
- Cyclists are not required to wear helmets in Vermont, no matter what their age.
- Cyclists must ride on the right side of a traffic lane under most circumstances. Exceptions are when road debris or damage blocks the lane, when passing another, when turning left, or when proceeding straight past a right-turn lane.
- In most areas, cyclists are permitted to ride on the sidewalks. There are some exceptions, for example in Burlington, where only cyclists under the age of 16 may ride on sidewalks in the Inner Fire District.
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