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, and the personal injury that results can cause issues that last the lifetime of the accident victim.
When you need a Kansas City bicycle accident attorney, Peddicord & Townsend LLC law firm will be by your side working to secure the compensation you deserve. Our knowledgeable and experienced personal injury 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 and bike lanes. 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 a devastating 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. Bicycle laws are there to help keep the bicycling community and their loved ones safe, and unfortunately motorists are mostly oblivious to others that are on the road.
We know that there are some cases in which a driver’s extreme negligence is to blame:
Regardless of how a driver’s behavior causes 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 or personal injury that was caused due to a negligent driver or other reckless parties. Our law firm can offer a free consultation to provide legal advice on your bicycle accident case.
Our qualified and experienced team will work to investigate what happened so we can secure the fair compensation you deserve, including:
Bicycling is a great way to get around. Not only is it a way to get exercise, but it is eco-friendly transportation. However, there are times when reckless drivers cause serious bicycle crashes. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we are ready to help when you need a Kansas City bicycle accident attorney. Let us investigate your case so we can secure the compensation you need to get through this.
During the latest reporting year in Missouri, there were hundreds of bicycle accidents. These crashes tend to be more common in and around major urban areas of the state like Kansas City and the surrounding suburbs. We do know that nearly every bicycle crash results in an injury for the bicyclist.
The Kansas City bicycle accident attorneys at Peddicord & Townsend LLC regularly see the following serious injuries in the aftermath of a bike accident crash:
These injuries often require significant medical intervention and can lead to major healthcare bills for victims.
Yes, a bicyclist can be held liable for a bicycle crash. Bicyclists are required to follow all traffic laws, just like regular drivers, as well as bicycle laws. Some examples of when a bicyclist could be at fault for a crash include if they fail to stop at a stop sign, fail to yield, make a sudden turn into traffic, and more.
When this happens, the bicyclist could be on the line for their own injury expenses as well as any damages or injuries to other parties involved in the crash. However, it is important to secure legal assistance in these cases because the crash may have been partially the other driver’s fault. An investigation will be needed to determine this.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a bicycle accident that was caused by a negligent driver, you need to seek legal assistance today. Accident victims may have a personal injury claim. You may be entitled to more compensation than the insurance company is offering. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we are going to investigate your case and work to secure the following:
You could be entitled to compensation if the dangerous roadway condition was caused by the negligence of road maintenance crews or municipal officials. If the defect was created by natural conditions, you will need to prove that officials knew about the defect and did nothing to remedy the problem. Car accidents caused on a bicycle lane by motor vehicles as a result of road maintenance negligence can fall under this category as well.