Bicycle Accidents

St. Louis Accident Attorneys

St. Louis Bicycle Accident AttorneysEach year in the United States, over 500,000 cyclists are injured in bicycle accidents and more than 700 are killed, according to statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Because bicycles lack the protective metal frame of passenger vehicles, cyclists involved in auto accidents often suffer serious injury and death as a result of the crash. Bicycle accident injuries frequently require surgery, physical therapy, and time off work during recuperation. In addition, an accident victim's quality of life may be forever diminished after the accident. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you deserve compensation for these and other losses suffered as a result of the accident.

Many bicycle accidents are caused by the negligence of motor vehicle operators. Due to the low profile of bicycles, operators of passenger vehicles often do not see a cyclist before the crash. The following are just some of the types of driver negligence that commonly causes bicycle accidents:

  • Turning in the path of a bicyclist;

  • Pulling from a driveway or parking lot in front of a bicyclist;

  • Failure to yield the right of way to a bicyclist;

  • Running a stop sign or red light;

  • Inattention, such as talking on a cell phone or texting while driving;

  • Failure to look both ways after stopping at a stop sign;

  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The personal injury attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman Attorneys, P.C. can investigate your accident, preserve evidence in your case, and help you get full compensation for your injuries. Call (866) 298-1020 today to discuss your case with our experienced St. Louis bicycle accident attorneys.

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