Kansas City Bicycle Accident Attorneys
While riding a bike is one of the most wonderful ways to travel, it is also one of the most dangerous. Cyclists often do not have a dedicated bike path or enough shoulder space on busy roadways, and many drivers of cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles do not exercise enough caution when passing a bicycle rider. On top of that, cyclists do not have much protection in the event of a collision, causing them to suffer very severe injuries to their head and spine, or lacerations and internal injuries.
If you or a loved one was hit while riding your bike, you need to take immediate action. Contact a Kansas City bicycle accident lawyer from DiPasquale Moore to hold the driver that struck you accountable for their actions and recover the necessary compensation you need for the resulting medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering resulting from the accident.
Who is Liable for My Bike Accident?
The majority of bicycle accidents occur because the drivers of cars and trucks simply do not see the bicyclist in their path. However, drivers are legally required to treat bicycles as they would any other vehicle in terms of right-of-way and care when passing.
At DiPasquale Moore, we've seen that most bicycle accidents occur during the following situations:
- Left-hand turns.
- Opening driver-side door.
- Backing up without looking.
- Merging and changing lanes.
- Passing without enough distance
While bicyclists can, and should, use safety measures to reduce the likelihood of these accidents, like wearing proper clothing, helmets, and using lights and flashers, it is still the responsibility of the driver to ensure that they are being aware of bicyclists and their unique needs on the road.
If you were injured in a bicycle accident in Kansas City, DiPasquale Moore is ready to put our experience and resources to work for you, investing your crash and pursuing damages from all responsible parties. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
Let DiPasquale Moore Handle Your Bicycle Accident Case
When you or a loved one has been involved in a serious bicycle accident with a motor vehicle, you must get the immediate medical attention you need. Our attorneys know that the first thing you must be concerned with is your health and well-being. Once you have been examined by a medical professional, take the appropriate steps to hold the driver accountable for your injuries.
With over 100 years of combined experience and recognition by Super Lawyers®, you can be confident that our bicycle accident attorneys are dedicated to getting you the justice you deserve!
Thank you so much Dave you made one of the most traumatic and scary times in my life so much easier. I can’t thank you, Garrett, or your law firm enough!!” - Anonymous