St. Louis Bicycle Accidents Attorney
Cycling Accident Statistics
According to statistics published by the Missouri Department of Public
Safety, there were a total of 664 reported bicycle accidents statewide
in 2011, with 560 cases of injury and one death. Bike accidents accounted
for 0.46% of all reported motor vehicle collisions throughout the state,
and one person was injured or killed in a bicycle crash every 15.1 hours.
Two main causes combined to account for approximately three-quarters of
all bicycle accidents: failure to yield (39.6%) and driver inattention
(32.7%). The next most common causes were running a stop sign, improper
lane use, and unsafe lane changes.
Liability in a Bike Accident
When we represent a client who has been injured or has
lost a loved one in a bicycle accident, we work diligently to investigate the case
and discover the necessary evidence to support our client's claim
for damages. While cyclists are sometimes responsible for causing collisions
with automobiles, it can frequently be proven that it was the driver who
was at fault. After all, cyclists tend to ride defensively. They have
very little protection in the event of a crash and will typically do everything
they can to avoid an accident. Drivers, on the other hand, are frequently
distracted by the radio, a cell phone, or by general inattention and often
fail to notice a cyclist riding in the bike lane or at an intersection.
Contact us at Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC as soon as possible after
a bicycle accident. We have more than a century of combined experience
and our attorneys have a proven track record of success in recovering
compensation for our clients. We can investigate the accident to find
evidence to prove that the driver is at fault and will negotiate on your
behalf with the insurance company over the value of your claim, even going
to court if necessary to recover the amount you deserve. Let us put our
skill and experience to work for you!