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St. Louis is a bicycle-friendly city with greenway paths, loops, and trails around the metro area and city outskirts. Cycling to work, school, and for local errands and entertainment is a fitness-friendly, and eco-friendly option that’s popular in St. Louis. A bicycle ride in the open air is an enjoyable experience, but when a driver’s carelessness causes a collision or accident between an exposed cyclist and a 4,000-pound metal vehicle, the bicycle rider often suffers severe injuries or death.

Bicyclists have a right to expect drivers to take reasonable measures to prevent causing them injuries. Unfortunately, some drivers are negligent behind the wheel and their actions cause serious injuries to cyclists. Nearly 1,000 bicyclists were fatally injured in a single recent year, and thousands more suffered serious injuries, including in Missouri. If you or a close family member suffered injuries in a bicycle accident in St. Louis, call The Floyd Law Firm today so we can begin a legal strategy for prompt action to recover your losses.

Why Choose The Floyd Law Firm for Your Bicycle Accident Claim in St. Louis?

The St. Louis injury lawyers at The Floyd Law Firm are a father-and-son team of dedicated client advocates in a firm established in 1959. The Floyd Law Firm offers the following advantages:

  • A free consultation and no attorney’s fees until we secure a settlement or win your case in court
  • Open communication and availability throughout the process of your claim
  • Experienced legal counsel from attorneys with a track record of success obtaining millions of dollars for injured clients
  • A resolution-based approach to maximize the chances of an out-of-court settlement in your claim
  • Experienced litigators who are more than ready to take the case to court if required to recover full compensation for your damages

What Damages Can I Recover in a Bicycle Accident Claim?

Bicycle accidents often result in serious or catastrophic injuries with life-altering consequences. Even a less serious injury can quickly cause financial hardship with a large medical bill and a single missed paycheck. These economic damages as well as the painful physical consequences of a bicycle accident are your “damages” in a personal injury case. A successful bicycle accident claim can recover compensation for any or all of the following damages:

  • Medical expenses and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and future income loss
  • Diminished future earning capacity due to disabling injuries
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other non-economic damages might apply in your case like disfigurement, traumatic limb loss, or loss of enjoyment of life compensation

Although monetary compensation for non-economic damages doesn’t erase pain and suffering, it eases financial stress related to the injury and provides a sense of justice.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents in St. Louis

Most bicycle accidents are avoidable when drivers practice vigilance and follow traffic laws. Sadly, driver negligence is the most common cause of bicycle accidents including the following examples:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Failure to yield the right of way to a cyclist at an intersection/crosswalk
  • Car-dooring accidents
  • Left turn accidents
  • Tailgating
  • Sideswiping a cyclist while passing in the same lane
  • Intoxicated driving

Serious bicycle accidents result in devasting injuries with significant financial losses to the victim as well as pain and suffering.

Contact a St. Louis Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Call a St. Louis Bicycle Accident Lawyer at The Floyd Law Firm Today

Insurance companies often protect their profits at the expense of injured victims. In comparison negligence insurance states like Missouri, the insurer may attempt to assign a bicycle accident victim an undue percentage of fault for the accident to minimize the amount they have to pay out on a claim. An attorney from The Floyd Law Firm can defend your rights and best interests throughout the process by negotiating from a position of evidence-based strength with the insurance company to maximize the amount of compensation you recover in your claim. Contact The Floyd Law Firm today so we can quickly take action on recovering your losses.