Riding a bike is something that so many people do, regardless of how old they are. In and around the city, you are just as likely to see kids cruising down the street as you are someone using their bike to commute to work. Unfortunately, bicycle crashes can be devastating.
When you need a Kansas City bicycle accident attorney, Peddicord & Townsend LLC will be by your side working to secure the compensation you deserve. Our knowledgeable and experienced team understands the dynamics of these cases and will be your advocate.
So many people think that just because they are safe when they ride their bikes that they are immune from the negligence of other drivers in and around the roadway. Nothing could be farther from the truth. For the latest reporting year in Missouri, there were hundreds of bicycle accidents and we know there is a higher concentration of them in and around cities.
Almost every bicycle crash results in an injury or fatality.
These crashes are especially dangerous because a cyclist has little to no protection from an injury. Even when a cyclist is wearing a helmet, severe injuries still occur at high rates. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries:
Each of these injuries requires immediate medical attention. Some of them will see a victim needing extended rehabilitation and recovery times. In these cases, there are additional accident costs beyond medical care to consider:
So many bicycle crashes happen in areas where a cyclist should have the right-of-way, places like intersections with lights, crosswalks, bike paths, sidewalks, and more. Drivers tend to ignore bicyclists, not giving them the respect they deserve.
We know that there are some cases in which a driver’s extreme negligence is to blame:
Regardless of how a driver’s behavior cases injuries, they should be held accountable for their actions.
When you or a loved one head out on a bike, the last thing you expect is that something will happen to cause an injury. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we are here to help in the aftermath of a bicycle crash that was caused due to a negligent driver or other reckless parties.
Our qualified and experienced team will work to investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve, including: