Do Bicycles Have to Stop at Stop Signs in Colorado?
Riding a bicycle is a great form of transportation and exercise. Many streets in Colorado now have bike lanes to accommodate bicyclists on the road. If you’re a new rider, you may not be familiar with Colorado’s bike laws. Because bicyclists are vulnerable to accidents when sharing the road with vehicles, it’s important to obey the laws if you want to avoid injuries or death.
Even when you obey the bike laws in Colorado, you can’t always guarantee that vehicle drivers will look out for you. Drivers on the road are often negligent and drive distracted. If you’re injured by a driver while riding your bike, you can take legal action against the driver by filing a personal injury claim. A Denver personal injury lawyer from Justice for Colorado can handle your case in court.
Intersection Laws for Bicyclists in Colorado
When riding your bike in Colorado, you must follow the same rules of the road as vehicle drivers. This means when you come to a stop sign, you must stop. If you don’t stop and a police officer sees you, you can receive a ticket. What’s more significant than receiving a ticket is that, if you don’t stop, you’re putting yourself at risk of getting hit by an oncoming driver.
Types of Injuries You Can Sustain While Riding Your Bicycle
Because bicyclists have no protection while riding other than a helmet, the injuries you can experience when getting hit by a car are often severe. You may suffer a traumatic brain injury, bone fractures, internal bleeding, or spinal damage. As long as you follow all the rules of the road, you’ll reduce your chance of accidents and injuries.
Contact a Denver Personal Injury Attorney
If you get injured on your bicycle and someone else is at fault, reach out to an experienced attorney. Our team at Justice for Colorado will work hard to get you the settlement you deserve. To schedule a free consultation with a Denver personal injury lawyer, fill out the contact form below or call 303-647-9691.