Bicycle usage has gone up in the past decade, nearly doubling in the number of people who use bicycles as a means of exercise, to commute to work, or as a casual hobby. For most people, cycling is an economical and environmentally conscious choice instead of buying and maintaining a car. Every day, people use bicycles to go to school or work. However, with the number of drivers going up on the road, and with technology advancing all the time with more distractions now than ever before, accidents are also on the rise. If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a bicycle accident, the personal injury attorneys at the Law Firm of needaninjuryattorneymissouri.com are here to help you.
Bicycle-auto accidents can have some of the most devastating consequences for the cyclist that our firm has seen. The fact of the matter is, even if the cyclist is the most safety conscious rider with all the necessary equipment, a car will always cause more damage to the cyclist. Cyclists are more exposed to the road and the other elements and this leaves them more vulnerable to catastrophic injuries than a driver in a motor vehicle. Some of the injuries that are most common include:
- Serious scrapes and burns
- Broken bones
- Loss of limbs
- Traumatic brain injury
Most of these incidents can be avoided if the driver of the motor vehicle were more attentive and, in some cases, less aggressive. It is an unfortunate attitude among many drivers that cyclists are a nuisance and sharing the road with them is a waste of time. Although federal and state regulations inform drivers that they must share the road with these cyclists, many drive in a manner that is threatening to the cyclist. The personal injury attorneys at the Law Firm of needaninjuryattorneymissouri.com have seen far too many incidents of road rage and inattentiveness that has led to grueling results for the cyclist.
Many of these incidents can be avoided by drivers. The most commonly witnessed bicycle-auto accidents are caused by:
- The driver not maintaining a fair distance
- The driver being inattentive of their surroundings
- The driver failing to obey traffic laws and signals
- The driver being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
None of these are the fault of the cyclist and there is no reason for you to pay for the consequences of someone else’s irresponsible and reckless behavior. The Law Firm of needaninjuryattorneymissouri.com is here to make sure that the insurance company pays out a fair settlement to cover your expenses that were incurred during this accident. We are not afraid to aggressively fight against the big insurance companies on your behalf and want to make sure that you are financially taken care of in the upcoming future.
We are located in the heart of Kansas City, but we are proud to serve all the great people of our state. If you or someone you loved was injured or killed in a bicycle accident, please do not hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call. Our capable and friendly staff is waiting to hear from you.