An accident involving a bicycle and a vehicle took place recently in Tampa, Florida. The accident is being investigated for further information, but it is known that the crash was fatal.
The Missouri Department of Public Safety reports that in the year 2011, 664 bicycle accidents were reported in Missouri. A person was killed in a bicycle crash every 15.1 hours. Additionally, about a third of bicyclists’ injuries are caused by being struck by a car. Drivers are often negligent in the case of bicycle-vehicle accidents, as bike riders tend to ride carefully and defensively since they have little protection. Common contributors to these kinds of accidents are: driving distracted, failure to follow traffic signs, and improper lane use. In order to avoid bicycle-vehicle accidents, it is important that both parties follow traffic laws and remain focused when on the road.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, contact the Saint Louis personal injury attorneys of Meyerkord & Kurth. With the help of our team of experienced lawyers, your case will be studied in order to retrieve the evidence needed to support your claim and retrieve compensation for your losses. The attorneys of Meyerkord & Kurth will passionately handle your case and negotiate with the insurance company when recovering the amount you deserve for your damages. To embark on your path to justice, contact Meyerkord & Kurth today for a free consultation with a member of our team.