If you are a bicyclist, it’s in your best interest to read up on the Indiana bicycle laws. Being up to date on the latest laws and regulations can come in handy if you are ever involved in an accident. Consulting with an Indiana accident lawyer is also a good idea if you have been injured in a bicycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence. He or she will be able to answer your questions and help you pursue a claim.
An Outline of Indiana Bicycle Laws
As a cyclist, or perhaps the parent of a young cyclist, there are several laws that you should be aware of:
- Cyclists have the same rights on the roadway as vehicles with the exception of provisions that have no application to a bicycle.
- A cyclist may not ride upon a seat other than the designated bicycle seat or carry another passenger who is not on a proper seat.
- A bicycle may not carry more passengers than the bicycle is designated to carry.
- A cyclist may not attach him or herself to another vehicle.
- A cyclist may not carry articles that prevent him or her from keeping both hands on the handlebars.
- All bicycles must be equipped with a brake system.
- Bicycles operated one-half hour after sunset or before sunrise must have a lamp visible on the front and rear from 500 feet.
For more information or clarification of bicycle laws, contact an Indiana accident lawyer. If you were the victim of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses and pain and suffering.
A Helping Hand from an Indiana Accident Lawyer
When you have complications with your personal injury claim, an Indiana accident lawyer can help you to alleviate some of the stress and anxiety associated with filing a claim. In order to get back on track with your personal injury claim, download a copy of our FREE book, Consumer’s Guide for Injured Victims, and then contact a personal injury attorney at Hensley Legal Group for a no-cost consultation.