Riding a bicycle should not feel like taking your life into your hands. It should get you out into nature and let you feel the wind against your face. But all too often, drivers ruin the experience by not obeying basic traffic laws designed to keep you and fellow bicyclists safe, or by not paying attention to the road.
If you or a loved one has been struck by a vehicle while riding your bicycle, you may deserve compensation for your injuries from the at-fault driver. Call the Gillette car accident attorneys at Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., today at (307) 257-7800 and let us investigate for you.
In general, cyclists in Wyoming have to follow the same traffic laws as drivers of other vehicles, but there are some specific rules for people on bicycles. Rules can change in different counties and cities, so you should check with your local police department or city hall for more information. In general, bicycle laws in Wyoming include:
In addition to laws for bicyclists, there are also Wyoming regulations that drivers must follow to keep cyclists safe. These include:
Since Wyoming is a modified comparative fault state, anything you do to contribute to an accident can decrease the amount of money you get awarded in a lawsuit. That is why it is important to practice safe habits whenever you are riding a bike.
Safe bicycle practices include:
Still, even if you weren’t being the “safest bicyclist ever,” that doesn’t mean drivers get to hit you. If you were less than 50% at fault for the accident, there’s a good chance of getting the money you deserve, but you have to file the claim and ask for it.
If you were struck by a motorist while on your bicycle, we can investigate your accident and figure out if you deserve big compensation for your injuries and the damage to your bike. We are available 24/7 to our clients, so you’ll have our support throughout your case. Call Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., at (307) 257-7800 today to get started with a free case strategy session.
Results can never be guaranteed, but we can promise the following: