Riding a bicycle can be a great way to get from place to place. Not only is riding a bike cost-effective, but it is also environmentally friendly. However, bicyclists are very vulnerable to serious injuries in the event have an accident. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, our qualified Independence bicycle accident attorneys are ready to help if you have been injured. Let us investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you need for your bicycle crash injuries.
Whether you are a regular bicycle rider yourself, or whether your kids ride regularly, we know you do what you can to be safe and to keep your family safe. However, bicyclists are vulnerable on the roadways. Even when a bicyclist is wearing a helmet, the force of a vehicle is very likely to cause serious injuries in a crash. Across the United States, 857 bicyclists were killed during the latest reporting year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
According to the Missouri Department of Public Safety, we know that there were 570 reported crashes involving bicycles during the latest reporting year. Out of these incidents, nine people lost their lives, and 493 people were injured. These statistics highlight just how dangerous each bicycle accident can be.
Bicyclists have long struggled on the roadway because drivers fail to give them the space they need. Many drivers do not realize that a bicyclist has the right to be on the roadway in most places. Unfortunately, many drivers follow bicyclists too closely, dangerously pass them on the roadway, and fail to yield to bicyclists. Bicyclists are particularly vulnerable to drivers who are distracted by their cell phones or impaired by drugs or alcohol.
The bicycle accident lawyers at Peddicord & Townsend LLC regularly help victims who have sustained the following injuries:
Each of these injuries requires medical assistance and can lead to bicycle accident victims incurring major medical bills. If victims cannot work due to their injuries, they could lose their income, further compounding their financial problems caused by the accident.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a bicycle crash due to the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to compensation for what has happened. When you turn to the team at Peddicord & Townsend LLC, you are gaining an advocate that will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you need. This can include: