A GOOD TIME TO GET YOUR BIKE TUNED UP
It looks like the worst of winter is behind us. Yes, there will still be more snow. But we should be done with the sub-zero temperatures. In other words, Spring is around the corner. Minnesota is great for bikers. In fact there are trails and bike lanes everywhere. If you are planning to go biking this summer, now would be a good time to bring your bike in for a tune-up.
Our lawyers handle many bicycle accident cases every year. In most cases, there is nothing the bike rider can do. For example, we have cases where a car hit a bike from behind. Many times, the car drifts into the bike lane and hits the bike or shoulder of the road. However, there are some situations where having a well-maintained bicycle can make a difference. The most obvious thing is to make sure the brakes are in good condition. But having the wheels aligned and secure, and the geers working properly, is also important.
If you are going to be riding your bike, you should take every safety precaution. Of course, this starts with wearing a helmet. But having your bike tuned-up can make a difference too.
BICYCLE ACCIDENT INJURY COMPENSATION
If you are hit by a car while riding your bike, you have the right to compensation. Of course, this starts with your medical bills. You may have heard Minnesota is a “No-Fault” state. This doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter who was at fault in the accident. However, it does mean that your medical bills will be paid without having to argue about fault. No-Fault insurance for a bicycle car accident will come from your auto insurance if you own a car or live with a relative who does. Otherwise, the insurance will come from the car that hit you on your bike.
You may also be entitled to additional compensation, depending on the seriousness of the bike accident injury. We suggest you call our office to discuss you case directly with an experienced lawyer. Our attorney handle bicycle accident cases throughout Minnesota. In fact, we have successfully handled hundreds of these cases over the past 25 years. The initial consultation with an attorney is free. In addition, we never charge anything unless you receive compensation for your injuries.