Bicycle and Pedestrian Injuries
For economic and ecological reasons, there are more bicycles on the road these days. However, there are not many bike lanes, and most roads are not wide enough for a car and a bike. Our road system was not built for bikes or pedestrians to travel safely. Unfortunately, when a vehicle hits a pedestrian or cyclist, the injuries are usually catastrophic or fatal.
If you or a family member has been hit by a car, Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., can help. We represent accident victims and their families in Kansas and Missouri. Our attorneys have nearly 30 years of combined experience. You can rely on us to fight for your rights after an accident. For a free consultation with our Kansas City pedestrian accident lawyers, please call 816-892-4675 or contact us online.
Accidents in Missouri and Kansas
Most bike and pedestrian accidents occur at intersections and other places where cars, bikes and pedestrians are likely to meet, such as crosswalks, school areas, parks, playgrounds and bike paths. In many instances, these accidents happen because a driver is not paying attention to the road. Common causes include:
- Drunk or distracted driving
- Ignoring crosswalks, stop signs and traffic signals
Children are often the victims of bicycle and pedestrian accidents. They may suffer catastrophic injury, especially if they were not wearing bike helmets. These accidents can result in injuries to the brain, arms, legs and spinal cord. When the injuries are this serious, wrongful death may also occur.
We will work hard to recover compensation to cover your medical bills, long-term care, lost wages and other related expenses. In wrongful death cases, we can seek additional damages for funeral expenses.
Please call our office at 816-892-4675 to schedule an appointment with an Overland Park bicycle accidents attorney.