St. Louis Bike Accident
Many people driving cars and trucks simply don’t look for bicycles or believe that they don’t belong in traffic.
Bike riding provides numerous benefits to both cyclists and society. However, a significant drawback to cycling is the danger posed by negligent drivers. When a car or truck strikes a bike, the cyclist’s injury is usually severe, resulting in brain damage, spinal cord injuries or broken bones.
At The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C., our law practice is focused exclusively on helping injured people achieve financial recovery. We concentrate on accidents caused by motor vehicles, including bicycle accidents. With more than 15 years of personal injury experience, attorney Christopher Hoffmann has the knowledge and skill needed to obtain maximum compensation for your bicycle accident claim, whether through negotiations with the insurance company or at trial.
Proving Liability and Damages in Bicycle Accidents
Many people driving cars and trucks simply don’t look for bicycles or believe that they don’t belong in traffic. In Missouri, however, bicyclists have the right to travel on the side of the road as long as they are abiding by the traffic laws.
When handling a cyclist injury claim, we interview witnesses, gather evidence and work with seasoned investigators to identify who was at fault. We also analyze damage to the bike and car and examine the accident scene. We then prepare a strong case that proves the fault of the driver in causing the bicycle accident.
Frequent causes of bicycle accidents include:
- The driver was driving drunk
- The driver wasn’t looking when he or she pulled into traffic from a parking lot or driveway and crashed into the cyclist
- The driver was looking in the wrong direction when making a turn and hit the bike rider in the intersection
- The driver failed to yield at an intersection or traffic light
We regularly retain the services of some of the top medical professionals in the St. Louis area. These experts offer testimony regarding the extent of our client’s injuries, the costs of past and future medical treatment, and any permanent disabilities resulting from the bike accident.