RIGHTS OF BICYCLE INJURY VICTIMS-MINNESOTA LAWYERS.
BICYCLES HAVE A LEGAL RIGHT TO THE USE OF HIGHWAYS THE SAME AS MOTOR VEHICLES.
Minnesota law considers bicycles to be vehicles that are legally allowed to use the roadways of the state the same as motor vehicles. Accordingly, bicycle riders are required to follow the rules of the road. The same as in a motor vehicle.
The following rules apply:
-Bicycles should stay to the right and ride with traffic.
-They are required to stop at all stop signs, red lights and yield signs.
-They must use appropriate hand signals when turning and stopping.
-They are are prohibited from changing lanes unless it is safe to do so. They should be careful to look behind before turning across traffic lanes.
-They should remember that pedestrians always have the right of way when occupying a crosswalk.
BICYCLE SAFETY TIPS
-Wear a properly fitted and properly maintained helmet is strongly advised.
-The use of headphones that would limit the ability to hear traffic noises and automobile horns that would provide a warning.
-Proper maintenance of the bike is important. An annual check by a competent bike mechanic is suggested. Inspect bicycles to make sure they are the right size and in good working order – no loose handlebars, wobbly wheels, flat tires or loose chains.
-Children should not be allowed to ride bikes on roadways used by motor vehicles.
-Children’s bikes should be frequently inspected to assure that they are the right size and in good working order.
-Don’t assume motorists can see you.
-Avoid riding at night if possible. If you do ride at night after dark, do everything possible to make yourself visible to others. Be sure that equipped with and rear lights and reflectors. The use of light or brightly colored clothing and reflective materials such as a vest or reflective straps on arms and legs is suggested.
BICYCLE RIDERS WHO ARE INJURED IN A COLLISION INVOLVING A MOTOR VEHICLE ARE ENTITLED TO NO FAULT INSURANCE BENEFITS.
Minnesota’ No Fault Insurance Law provides benefits for the victims of personal injury who were injured while riding a bicycle that was involved in a collision or accident while a motor vehicle, whether a car, truck, motorcycle, or bus. The services of an experienced personal injury lawyer can help the victims to collect the No Fault benefits to which they are entitled.
BICYCLE RIDERS WHO ARE INJURY DUE TO THE FAULT OF THE DRIVER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM AGAINST THE AT-FAULT DRIVER.
When a bicyclist is injured in an event with a motor vehicle caused by the negligence or fault of the driver of that motor vehicle, the bicyclist will have a liability claim, a personal injury liability claim against the driver. Again, the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer can help.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team Handles a Wide Variety of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team handles cases involving car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian car accidents, and bicycle accidents. It has many years’ experience in workers , products liability and medical malpractice cases.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has extensive experience with concussion injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, whiplash injuries, broken bones, injured joint injuries (knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, ankle, spinal), amputation injuries, and vision and eye injuries.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has offices through out the State of Minnesota. Its primary location is at Ridgedale Office Center in Minnetonka, near the intersection of I394 and I494. The offices are ground level, handicap accessible with ample parking.
The Schmidt Salita Team Offers Contingent Fee Arrangements.
The firm offers contingent fee agreements (You don’t pay lawyers fees until you collect and then only as a percentage of the settlement). It also offers home and hospital visits to clients whose injuries present difficulty in coming to the office.
“PERSONAL INJURY WITH PERSONAL ATTENTION TO EACH CASE”.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has locations throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Osseo, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Brooklyn Center, Fridley, Blaine, Shoreview, Woodbury, Falcon Heights, Columbia Park, Stillwater, Hastings, Inver Grove, Cottage Grove, South St. Paul, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Savage, Shakopee, Richfield, Bloomington, Chaska, Chanhassen, Edina, Eden Prairie, and Hopkins.