It is once again that time of year when cyclists, motorists, and motorcyclists begin to get on each other’s nerves as they all look to use mountain roads to enjoy Colorado’s beautiful landscapes, according to the Denver Post. Each year, police departments and sheriff’s offices across the state have patrols to focus on areas that have a history of problems between the three groups. The area most commonly known as a problem area is a 27-mile stretch of Deer Creek Canyon in Jefferson County. Bike Jeffco counted about 900 cyclists through that stretch on one day in 2010, and expects the number to be higher when they do the same county again this year. Police believe that most cyclists and most motorists use the roads safely and treat each other with respect and care, but a few of each make problems for everyone.
Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in a Denver bicycle accident? Contact an experienced Lakewood personal injury attorney today to discuss your options.
Every driver can think of some examples of seeing cyclists violate the law, safety, and common sense while riding. And every cyclist has stories of drivers who treated them rudely, aggressively, or dangerously. However, it is important for everyone to remember that these are exceptions, and not the rule. It is extremely important for cyclists to follow traffic laws, particularly when riding on highways that have a high potential to present dangerous situations. It is also vital that every driver be aware that they may encounter cyclists, that those cyclists have the right to use the road, and to drive safely and courteously around them.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a Denver bicycle accident, contact Lakewood pedestrian accident attorney Andrew Bubb today to discuss your options. Andrew has helped numerous cyclists in Lakewood, across Jefferson County, and around the Denver Metro Area to protect their rights and recover financial compensation when they have been seriously injured by the negligent actions of a driver. While these situations are not statistically as common as car accidents, every bicycle vs car crash has the potential to be completely devastating to the cyclist. Lakewood personal injury attorney Andrew Bubb can help. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, speak with Andrew today. Call (303)328-9870 or use the contact form on this website.