Kansas City Bicycle Accident Attorney
Have you been injured in a bicycle accident?
Bicyclists are among the most vulnerable when it comes to personal injury accidents. This is because they are much less visible than the other cars and trucks on the road and they also have little to no protection in the event of an accident. Careless driving and inattention of car and truck drivers is often a contributing factor in bicycle accidents – a deadly combination. Although motorists are sometimes unwilling to share the road with bicyclists, this doesn't mean bicyclists don't have rights – they do. That is why, with thousands of bicyclists being injured or killed every year, you need to contact a Kansas City personal injury attorney at our firm immediately if you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident. Our lawyers are highly educated in personal injury law and we know what it takes to provide you with the representation you need to pursue the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Bicyclists, out of necessity, must exercise extreme caution when riding on main roads and thoroughfares. Even when designated bike lanes are available, a distracted or negligent driver could mean the difference between life and death. Some of the most common situations that bring about bicycle accidents are the failure of motorists to observe bicyclists in crosswalks, failure of motorists to adhere to marked bicycle lanes, and failure of motorists to observe passing bicyclists when they are either opening a car door or driving out of a driveway. Whether you are a bike commuter, a weekend biker, a bike courier or simply out for a bike ride, you do have rights. The roads are there for your use as well. We will aggressively pursue compensation for damages in bicycle accident injury cases. We care about you and your future, and will fight for it.
Recovering Compensation after a Collision
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than 8,000 people have died in bicycle accidents over the last decade—in addition to the 500,000 others who are hospitalized for serious injuries each year. This shocking statistic is indicative of the grave risks that bicyclists face every time they share the road with much larger motor vehicles. What is important for all accident victims to understand, however, is that they have the right to pursue damages from the responsible party. Whether you were struck by a motorist who was distracted by their cell phone or you were driven off of the road by someone who was driving at reckless speeds, you may be entitled to compensation if you have suffered preventable injuries—which may be necessary to cover the costs of the medical treatment that you have undergone. To learn what steps you can take,
contact a Kansas City personal injury lawyer at The Sumner Law Group today.
Find Out How a Kansas City Injury Attorney Can Help
If you or someone you care about has been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, you should move quickly to enlist the help of a knowledgeable legal professional. The responsible party may already be looking for ways to protect themselves against a civil lawsuit, but you should not be deterred from pursuing the compensation and the justice that you deserve. With the help of a Kansas City personal injury lawyer from The Sumner Law Group, you can get started on building your case immediately. Take the first step today by telling us about your case. When you fill out and submit a free case evaluation form online, you will have the opportunity to have your case reviewed by a qualified attorney at no cost to you.