Rights And Responsibilities Of Bicyclists
Under Minnesota law, bicycles are vehicles and cyclists have all the same rights and duties as motorists. Generally, people riding bikes are required to follow all traffic regulations that apply to motorists.
Cyclists are responsible for:
- Obeying all traffic laws, signs and signals.
- Traveling in the same direction as traffic.
- Using proper safety equipment, including brakes and reflectors.
- Riding in a bike lane whenever possible, avoiding sidewalks.
- Avoiding distractions – texting while cycling is not technically illegal, but it is very dangerous.
When a cyclist is injured in an accident caused by a motorist or other negligent party, they have the right to pursue compensation for their losses, including medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.
Attorney Rob Roe is a frequent cyclist and has been representing the rights of Minnesota cyclists for more than 20 years. He is passionate about helping people make the fullest possible recovery after bicycle accidents.
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If you have been injured on the road, it is important to seek medical attention for your injuries. This is not only important for your physical recovery but can help support your claim for financial recovery as well. Next, contact a personal injury attorney experienced in bike accident claims.
At Rob Roe Law, LLC, we offer a free consultation and never collect attorney fees unless we successfully recover compensation for you. To speak with a lawyer or schedule an appointment, please contact our office in St. Paul by calling 651-319-8112 or sending an email.