Bicyclists are among the most exposed persons on Kansas City’s roadways. With or without designated bike lanes or paths, they are at risk of suffering significant physical trauma if struck or run off the road by a car, truck, or other motor vehicles. Broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, internal organ damage, spinal cord injuries, and other catastrophic injuries can result from even low-speed bicycle accidents.
Cullan & Cullan is committed to representing injured cyclists. Our bicycle accident attorneys have decades of legal experience and we are also doctors. We also have advanced accident reconstruction training, making us a truly powerful force both inside and outside the courtroom.
Call (816) 253-8606 to schedule a free consultation with a Kansas City bicycle accident lawyer.
About Bicycle Accidents
Cycling is continually gaining momentum as a preferred mode of transportation, recreation, and exercise for many United States residents. With more cyclists on the road, however, there is a greater risk of injuries and fatalities being caused by negligent motorists, roadway hazards, and other dangerous situations. In fact, statistics have shown that bicycle accidents are not at all uncommon: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 846 bicyclists were killed in traffic accidents in 2019.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
While not all bicycle accidents can be attributed to reckless motorists, there are many different types of negligence on their end that can cause an accident, such as:
- Failing to yield to a cyclist
- Failing to check for cyclists
- Driving while distracted
- Driving while under the influence
- Drunk drivers
- Speeding or committing other traffic violations
- Attempting to execute an unsafe turn or lane change
In addition, dangerous and defective roadways may lead to a crash. If an unkept road was the primary cause, the government or corporate entity responsible for its maintenance may be held legally responsible. Similarly, it is possible to hold a product manufacturer, retailer, and/or designer accountable if a malfunctioning product caused your injury.
Should your claim reach a favorable resolution, you could qualify to be compensated for any damages incurred from the accident. Often, these damages include:
- Medical expenses
- Hospital bills
- Cost of disability (short or long term)
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of quality of life
- Reduced enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
To recover compensation for your claim, you will need to prove that (a) you suffered the damages for which you are seeking compensation and that (b) your actions were not the primary cause of the accident from which the damages arose.
Why Work with Cullan & Cullan?
At Cullan & Cullan, our Kansas City doctor-lawyers have seen firsthand the physical and psychological trauma that a bicycle accident can have on a person, and we are well aware of how costly they can be to recover from. We genuinely care about you and your case, which is why we are dedicated to holding the liable party accountable for the harm they caused. Through a legal claim, our attorneys will relentlessly fight to recover your maximum compensation to help you afford the treatment you need, settle any debts, and get back to what matters most to you.
Contact a Kansas City bicycle accident attorney online today to get started with a free consultation. Cullan & Cullan accepts cases throughout Missouri and Kansas.