Our Springfield Injury Lawyer Exposes Fault After Bicycle Accidents
Cycling is a popular recreational activity in both urban and rural areas throughout Missouri. Unfortunately, driver negligence and intentional assaults often cause catastrophic injuries to exposed bicycle accident victims. Springfield injury attorney David W. Ransin stands up for cyclists’ rights and begins investigations immediately after an accident to prove fault on behalf of the car or truck driver.
Missouri Bicycle Accident Statistics
Two million Missouri residents ride bikes regularly and 400,000 are avid cyclists;
Missourians take about 20 million bicycle trips per year;
1.6 million tourists cycle and hike in Missouri every year;
50 percent of bicycle wrongful death fatalities occur on Missouri highways;
70 percent of bicycle personal injuries and 40 percent of bicycle accident fatalities occur on city streets;
10 percent of bicycle fatalities occur on county roads;
Only 0.3 percent of highway safety money is spent on bicycle and pedestrian accident safety.
Types of Bicycle Accidents and Intentional Injuries to Cyclists
Bicycle accidents with cars and trucks cause life-changing medical conditions for the cyclist, including traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Too often, the cyclist does not survive the event. Auto accidents that cause such catastrophic injuries and death are often the result of driver inattention, driver distraction and driver negligence, including:
Drivers making turns or backing out of driveways and parking lots without looking;
Drivers opening doors without first checking for cyclists, which has the potential to seriously injure and/or throw a person into oncoming traffic;
Drivers failing to check blind spots when turning or changing lanes and striking cyclists;
Drivers rear-ending cyclists by speeding, following too close, not giving up a lane or failing to pay attention.
In addition to auto and truck accidents with cyclists caused by driver negligence, some drivers even cause intentional injury to cyclists. This can include purposefully running a bicyclist off the road, throwing objects at the bike or otherwise harassing cyclists.
Ransin Injury Law Produces Results for Bicycle Accident Victims
Springfield bicycle accident attorney David W. Ransin thoroughly investigates the causes of his clients’ accidents in order to demonstrate fault in a court of law. He works carefully with witnesses, accident reconstructionists and medical experts to prove the full amount of damages suffered by victims. If you have been involved in a bicycle accident in Missouri, contact our Springfield injury lawyer today to learn about your rights in a no obligation attorney consultation immediately.