Protecting the Rights of People Injured in Bicycle Accidents in Missouri and Illinois
On any given day, you can see people riding bicycles from place to place in St. Louis and in the surrounding communities. People cycle for a variety of reasons, including exercise, recreation, or simply to commute to work or school. While cycling is clearly a cost-effective, healthy, and “green” form of transportation, it has downsides as well. Bicyclists are at a serious risk of physical injury every time they ride, particularly in urban environments where they share the road with cars. Furthermore, their injuries are often severe and result in significant medical problems.
When these accidents are the result of someone else’s negligence, victims can often recover compensation for their losses. For this reason, anyone hurt in a bicycle accident should call a St. Louis cycling lawyer today.
Many Bicycle Accidents are the Result of Driver Negligence
After reading the material above, you may be wondering whether your accident was the result of driver negligence. While it is impossible to answer this question without having a lawyer thoroughly evaluate your case, here are some examples of driver negligence that often results in serious bike crashes:
- Distracted driving
- Driving in a bicycle lane
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Failing to signal turns
- Following too closely
- Not stopping at stop signs
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Driving without headlights
- Improper lane usage
Bicycle Accidents can Leave Victims with Significant Losses
Bicyclists who are involved in accidents with motor vehicles often sustain extremely serious injuries, including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, dislocations, accidental amputations, or even spinal cord injuries. Even in less severe cases, victims can incur tens of thousands of dollars in medical expenses and require ongoing care for months or even years. In addition, serious injuries can keep victims from working for a significant period of time. Fortunately, these and other losses are often compensable. Damages that are often successfully sought in a bicycle accident case include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and benefits
- Property damage
- Loss of quality of life
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
Call Kilo Flynn Today to Speak with a St. Louis Bicycle Accident Lawyer
If you have been hurt in a bicycle accident in St. Louis or the surrounding areas, you should call Kilo Flynn as soon as you can. We serve clients throughout the Bi-State area including in the counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Franklin, St. Clair, Monroe, Lincoln, and Jefferson. We never charge legal fees unless we successfully recover on your behalf and offer free, no-obligation consultation. To learn more about how we can help you, call our office today at 314-647-8910.