A bicycle is not a motor vehicle, of course. But motorists are supposed to share the road with bicyclists. Still, there are about 45,000 reported bicycle crashes in the United States every year, and about 7 bicyclists are killed in crashes with a motor vehicle yearly in Minnesota. If you or a loved one is injured because of a crash between a bicycle and a motor vehicle, what you probably care about is recovery and compensation for your injuries and losses.
First, Be Safe
Bicyclists must also realize they share the road with motorists. About half of all bicycle crashes with motor vehicles are caused by the bicyclist. Those errors can be reduced by understanding how to stay safe on the road when riding your bicycle. Minnesota law mandates some common-sense rules for riding a bicycle on a public road, some of which are:
Additional tips for staying safe are wear reflective clothing, install lights on the bike, and wear a helmet. Even so, being as cautious as you can be, you still run the risk of being involved in a collision.
If you are involved in a bicycle crash and are able, follow these procedures:
If you were involved in a bicycle accident, you were probably the victim and may have suffered injuries including broken bones, spinal damage, severed nerves, road rash, traumatic brain injury, and more. You may have been unable to gather any information. Let the personal injury attorneys of Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm do that for you. We’ll help you uncover the evidence, determine fault, and work with you to receive full compensation for your injuries and related losses. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.