Bicycle Accidents: A Serious Threat to Cyclists
Statistics from the Kansas Department of Transportation show that while bicycle accidents accounted for just over 330 traffic accidents in 2017, nearly 91 percent of those incidents resulted in injury or death. So, while bike accidents made up just 1.5 percent of all 2017 traffic accidents in Kansas, they were responsible for more than 10 percent of all crash-related deaths. For anyone traveling the roads of Kansas on a bike, the facts are shocking.
While it may not be surprising to learn that a passenger vehicle can cause serious injury to a bicyclist, it is interesting to know that there is a wide range of factors that could put the car’s driver at fault. According to People Powered Movement, the national bike and walk alliance, causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Distracted drivers, including those using a smartphone while driving
- Drivers’ failure to yield
- Dangerous road conditions
In some scenarios, a bicyclist’s misunderstanding of right-of-way law or safety precautions can be the issue. However, it is frequently the driver of the passenger vehicle that ends up being responsible for causing the accident and inflicting serious injury.
Why You Should Choose a Bike Injury Attorney from the Palmer Law Group
When you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident, successfully navigating the situation can feel like an overwhelming task. Between dealing with insurance companies, law enforcement, and even your own medical care, knowing the right steps to take can be a challenge.
At the Palmer Law Group, our focus is always on ensuring that the victims of bicycle accidents receive the fair legal treatment and justice they are rightfully owed. Whether a vehicle’s driver hit you due to negligence, impairment, or another safety-related issue, you deserve to receive proper compensation to cover medical costs, property damage, and other expenses. What’s more, victims of bike accidents often face considerable trauma and the loss of activity they once enjoyed – and the fear of getting back on a bike can have long-lasting effects.
Your bike accident lawyer from the Palmer Law Group can help you work through the aftermath of your incident, making sure that no stone is left unturned when it comes to your legal case. We’re well-versed in the complexities of Kansas traffic laws and right-of-way regulations, making us an excellent choice for all types of vehicular incidents.
Let Us Help You Pursue the Best-Possible Legal Outcome in Your Bike Accident Case
Whether you’re already planning to take legal action or are unsure whether or not you have a case, the Palmer Law Group is ready to help you take your next steps with confidence. Far too many bike accident victims receive little to no compensation, even in situations in which the driver was clearly at fault – don’t let yourself be taken advantage of.
The Kansas bike accident lawyers at the Palmer Law Group are here to support you in every step of the legal process, ensuring that you have a legal advocate who will fight for your rights. We believe that every person – bicyclist, driver, pedestrian, or otherwise – deserves to be safe on Kansas roads. By fighting for justice for accident victims, our goal is not just to preserve their legal rights, but also to work towards safer roads across all of Kansas.
Get more information about how to take your bike accident case to court by requesting a free consultation with an accident lawyer from the Palmer Law Group today.