Bicycle Accident Lawsuits: What You Need to Know

Bicycle Accident Lawsuits: What You Need to Know

According to the NHTSA, although the number of bicycle accidents has gone down overall, there are still almost 800 fatal bike accidents in the United States each year. However, the same source estimates that an average of 15 bicyclists are killed each week by traffic collisions with motor vehicles.

Many vehicle drivers don’t realize that cyclists have just as much of a right to be on the road as they do. Some motorists are intolerant of cyclists. If you’re a bicyclist who’s been injured in a traffic accident, you have the same right to seek compensation for your damages as another motorist. You need an experienced attorney familiar with bicycle accident lawsuits to help. Please contact me today to discuss your case.

Rules of the Road for Cars and Bicycles

Bicycles traveling on public roads must obey the same traffic laws as automobiles. In general, operators of cars and bicycles must:

  • Travel in the same direction as the flow of traffic
  • Obey all traffic signals and signs
  • Signal before turning or changing lanes
  • Yield to pedestrians
  • Yield to vehicles already on the road before pulling into traffic

Every state has laws prohibiting the operation of a vehicle or bicycle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Frequently Asked Questions

With a contingent-fee agreement, your attorney does not charge a direct, hourly rate or require a set retainer fee. Instead, the attorney receives a percentage of the settlement or verdict as payment. This arrangement allows many injured persons to bring lawsuits that they would otherwise be unable to afford.

Plaza Injury Law is located at 420 Nichols Road in Kansas City, Missouri. We're on the 2nd floor of the building located between Pennsylvania Avenue and Broadway Boulevard on the Country Club Plaza. Both street and garage parking are available.

It’s a good question. However, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question when to file a personal injury lawsuit. To put it one way, anytime you have suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence and you are at risk of not receiving adequate compensation, it is likely you will need to sue in order to be properly compensated.
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