Were You Injured by a Motorist While Bike Riding?
Bicyclists are much less protected than the drivers of the vehicles they often collide with, therefore causing severe injury to not only their property but also themselves. Even bicycle riders who wear the appropriate protective gear are still at great risk when they are involved in an auto accident. If you have been involved in a bicycle accident you need an experienced Kansas City personal injury lawyer you can trust.
Almost Every Bicycle Accident Results in Serious Injury
According to data provided by the CDC, bicycle injuries account for 574,000 emergency room visits, 23,000 hospital admissions and 900 deaths annually in the United States. Not surprisingly, bicyclists face a significantly greater risk of suffering crash-related injuries than occupants of motor vehicles, and the number of fatalities from bicycle accidents continues to rise.
The risk of serious injury or death from a bicycle accident is due to a bicycle’s smaller weight and size compared to the cars or trucks on the road and is made worse by the fact that bicyclists lack any protection or physical barrier between them and the road, other cars, or obstacles in the roadway.
Hire an Experienced Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer to Regain Losses You’ve Suffered
Some of my best friends are avid cyclists. The sport is hard on their bodies and their pride often makes them slow to complain about their injuries when an impatient driver fails to yield and an accident occurs.
Soon after an accident, many people who are not at fault receive a call from the motorist’s insurance company. The insurance company’s goal is to convince you that your claim has very little value. They will attempt to get you to compromise the value of your claim as soon as possible … hopefully before you call a lawyer and are adequately educated about your rights. In my opinion, it is never advantageous for an accident victim to negotiate directly with an insurance company.
I have represented the victims of bicycle accidents throughout Kansas City, and across the nation since 2005, providing the representation and legal guidance clients need. Do not allow an insurance company to tell you how to value your injury. Please give me a call.