Does it matter that I was riding my bike at night?

No, but it is important that you have the proper safety equipment on your bicycle when you ride at night. Safety equipment should include a white light on the front of your bicycle and a red flashing light on the back. It is important to note that bicycle lighting requirements vary from state to state. With that being said, staying in compliance with state law can help to reduce your risk of being involved in a bike crash. If you did not have proper safety equipment on your bike during the bicycle accident, it may impact the strength of your claim.