What Types of Bike-lights Are Required By Law?
In dark or low light conditions, many states require cyclists to have both front and rear lights on their bicycles.
Front lights are essential for illuminating the cyclist's path and making them more visible to oncoming traffic. The brightness of bike lights is measured in lumens, with higher lumens providing greater visibility.
Battery life is also important, as longer-lasting lights ensure consistent illumination throughout the ride. Rechargeable bike lights, powered by USB-charged batteries, offer convenience and eco-friendliness.
Rear lights are equally important, as they alert motorists approaching from behind. They help prevent accidents by providing a clear signal of the cyclist's presence on the road. Like front lights, rear bike lights come in various options, including rechargeable models with extended battery life.
Why Do Bike Collisions Still Happen Even With the Right Lighting?
Bike lights are meant to help the cyclist see the oncoming traffic and terrain, but they are also designed to illuminate the rider and make them highly visible to motorists, pedestrians, and other cyclists.
However, it's crucial to remember that even the best lighting cannot guarantee complete safety. If you have been involved in a bicycle accident with a motorist and were using proper bike lights, speak with a bicycle accident lawyer to protect your rights and pursue compensation for your injuries and damages.
Can an Insurance company Deny My Accident Claim?
Insurance companies may try to shift blame onto the cyclist if they were not using bike lights during the accident. They may argue that inadequate visibility contributed to the collision and use it as grounds to minimize or deny your claim. A knowledgeable attorney experienced in bicycle accidents can negotiate with the insurance company's claims adjuster on your behalf.
A bicycle accident lawyer will investigate your accident, gather and analyze evidence, and prove that the motorist's negligence caused the collision. They will fight for your right to fair compensation, including coverage for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and any other accident-related costs.
Contact Us Today!
If you were injured in a bike accident that was caused by the negligence of another driver, contact a bicycle accident lawyer at MVP Accident Attorneys today. We offer free, no-obligation consultations where you can meet with an experienced lawyer regarding your case.
We will answer all of your questions, go over your legal rights and options, and discuss how we can help you recover the fair settlement you deserve for your injuries and other damages. Contact is today to learn more.
Brett S. Sachs graduated from Michigan State University College of Law with Cum Laude Honors. While attending Michigan State, Brett was awarded for his service in the Michigan State University College of Law Civil Rights Clinic, where he represented prisoners of the Michigan Department of Corrections from injustices brought upon them. Learn more.
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