What Contributes To Bicycle Accidents?

Bicycle accidents can lead to lifelong injuries — especially when another vehicle is involved. With little structural protections, cyclists are extremely vulnerable on the road. Drivers don't always pay attention or react quickly enough to avoid collisions.

Common factors that contribute to bicycle accidents include:

  • Getting struck at an intersection or crosswalk (often by a turning vehicle)
  • Getting hit by a drunk or distracted driver
  • Rear-end collisions when a driver slams into you
  • Getting struck by the door of a parked car
  • Poor roadway design (such as improperly marked lanes or inadequate signage)
  • Poorly maintained roadways (such as dangerous potholes or cracks)
  • Mechanical failures involving the bicycle itself (such as the chains suddenly locking up or the brakes not working)
  • Falling objects from improperly loaded trucks

These accidents often result in significant trauma to the cyclist — such as spinal cord injuries, head injuries and damage to internal organs. Sadly, many victims don't survive.

Whenever a vehicle collides with a cyclist, insurance issues become central to the case. You can rely on us to navigate those issues with skill and diligence.

One of our attorneys is a former insurance lawyer. As a result, we have a strong perspective on how to effectively deal with insurance matters.

Dealing With The Tragic Aftermath

After a bicycle accident, your life may be in shambles. You may be unable to work and engage in the activities you once enjoyed. Your medical bills may be taking a financial toll. If you lost a loved one in a fatal accident, you are likely struggling with the seemingly infinite emotional and financial chasm they have left behind.

At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we can help you get the compensation you need to move forward. Based in Kansas City, our lawyers handle these cases in Kansas and Missouri. We apply more than 20 years of combined legal experience to pursue the full financial recovery our clients deserve.

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