Kansas City Bicycle Accidents
Taking legal action after sustaining injury or losing a loved one in a bicycle accident is important. If you would like to have the opportunity to seek justice and recover financial damages through a personal injury or
wrongful death claim, make sure to consult with an attorney from our law office at your earliest convenience. At Wendt Goss, P.C. we are committed to providing the knowledgeable legal representation and personalized client service that makes a significant difference for our clients in these stressful times. In addition to offering a free consultation, we handle bicycle accident claims on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you pay nothing unless we recover a settlement or jury award on your behalf.
Types of Bicycle Accidents
Automobiles are not often the most generous when it comes to sharing the road with a bicycle. They do not often respect the bicyclists' rights and can cause a number of significant collisions. A negligent motor vehicle driver can cause a bicycle accident by:
- Turning directly in front of a bicyclist
- Failing to yield the right of way to a bicyclist
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
These are a few scenarios that can take place that can lead to serious injury to the bicyclist. A bicycle is no match for a large automobile or truck. Therefore, if you have been involved in an accident caused by a negligent driver, it is important to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Injuries from Bike Accidents
A bicycle accident has the potential to cause serious injuries to the biker that is virtually unprotected from the immense force of a motor vehicle. The size and weight of even a small passenger car may be 10 to 15 times heavier than a cyclist and the bicycle. As the smaller object in the collision, the bicyclist will most often experience the most physical damage. Injuries to a bicyclist can include:
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Head trauma
- Facial injuries
Even if he or she is wearing a helmet and other protective gear, the most careful bicyclist can incur significant physical damage. Ensuring the protection of your rights and the proper representation of your case is of the utmost importance to our firm. Contact one of our lawyers today to get the compensation you deserve!