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Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Kansas City

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Given the nation's increasing attention to personal health and the changing environment, it is no surprise that bicycles are more popular than ever. However, despite their reputation for providing good exercise and green transportation, bicycles are not without dangers. Riders are at risk of very serious injuries in the event of an accident. Bicycle accidents fall into two primary categories: those that involve automobiles and those that do not. Both can be serious, although those involving a motor vehicle tend to result in greater injury.

If you have been injured due to a bicycle accident, call the experienced Kansas City personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. With a proven history of claims success, you can be sure we have the expertise needed to resolve your case.

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Accidents with Automobiles

Although many cities are beginning to build special lanes and paths for bicyclists, the majority of riders find themselves sharing the roadway with cars, trucks, buses, and motorcycles. In most states, including Missouri, bicycles are considered vehicles on the road. Thus, bicyclists share the same rights and have the same responsibilities as motorists, and are also at risk of being in an accident with an automobile.

As the smallest and least visible vehicle on the road, bicycles are particularly vulnerable to today's distracted drivers.

When the driver of an automobile is not paying attention, any of the following can happen:

  • The driver may turn directly in front of a moving bicycle.
  • The driver may neglect to allow adequate distance when following or passing a bicycle.
  • The driver may fail to stop or yield at a traffic signal or stop sign.
  • The driver may pull out of a driveway or parking lot without looking both ways.

In all of these situations, the driver is failing to follow the law and may be liable for damages incurred by the bicyclist.

Based on the severity of the accident, a bicyclist may be entitled to compensation from the driver and / or their insurance company. This compensation may include damage to the bicycle or other property, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In the tragic event of a fatal accident, the victim's family or dependents may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.

Call our firm today at (816) 298-8708. We are ready to help you secure justice.

Accidents Not Involving Automobiles

When an automobile is not involved, there is an assumption that a bicyclist is responsible for any accident that he or she may have.

Although this is true in many cases, liability may still come into play. When a bicycle is improperly assembled or has defective parts, for example, it may be possible to establish negligence on the part of the manufacturer or retailer.

How Our Kansas City Bicycle Accident Attorneys Can Help

Determining who is at fault in a bicycle accident can be complicated. Understanding the applicable laws and knowing how to gather the right information is critical in establishing a liability claim. If you have been involved in an accident due to the actions of another person or equipment failure, seek legal advice as soon as possible.

The Kansas City bicycle accident attorneys of Peterson & Associates, P.C. have the experience and proven success to guide you through this time!

Hear From Our Clients

  • “They get the job done.” - Theresa

  • “They were instrumental in saving my life.” - Kathy

  • “Peterson & Associates, P.C. heard me and made sure I was not taken advantage of.” - Lee

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Choosing Our Team

Many people that have been injured in car accidents are unsure of where to start with a legal claim. Our team of highly trained lawyers can help to review the details of your crash and guide you through the process. Below, learn more about the attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C., their results, and contingency fees.

Contacting Our Kansas City Law Firm for a Free Consultation

Peterson & Associates, P.C. provides free consultations when you call or contact us online. Our law office is located in Kansas City, Missouri at:

Missouri’s Country Club Plaza 801 W. 47th Street, Suite 107, Kansas City MO 64112.

We do not charge our personal injury clients a fee unless their case is won, so there is no fee unless we win your case. Get in touch with us today as the first step in your pursuit of justice!

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