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ST. LOUIS PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS SINCE 1949

EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS, AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION

St. Louis Bicycle Accident Lawyer

When drivers behave in a negligent manner and strike a bicycle, the cyclist almost always suffers serious injury. From 2014-2016, six bicyclists were killed and 52 were seriously injured in the St. Louis region. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, it’s crucial to review your case with a bike accident attorney. The experienced bicycle injury lawyers at Goldblatt + Singer have helped dozens of bicyclists collect compensation for their injuries since 1949. We can help you fight for fair recovery through insurance settlement negotiations or a bicycle accident lawsuit in St. Louis. One conversation with our bicycle accident attorneys could pave the road to recovery.

What You Need to Know About St. Louis Bicycle Accidents

From 2014 to 2016, 23 Missouri bicyclists died of their injuries after collisions with motor vehicles. The age group most at risk of fatal bike accidents is 51 to 55, followed by bicyclists from 9 to 14. These vulnerable road users deserve the utmost attention and care from drivers. Unfortunately, what they often receive is inattention and negligence. Drivers who break traffic laws, drive under the influence, speed, fail to yield the right-of-way, and engage in other acts of recklessness will likely be liable for the bike accidents they cause.

After an accident on your bicycle that causes personal injuries, property damage, emotional distress, or financial losses, talk to the bike accident attorneys at Goldblatt + Singer for help. Missouri civil law gives you the right to seek damage recovery in the form of a settlement or judgment award from an at-fault driver. With help from our experienced bicycle accident lawyers, you can maximize your odds of securing the compensation you need to move forward. We’ll investigate your bicycle accident, determine fault, and collect evidence to help prove a driver’s liability. We have everything you need to optimize your odds of a successful claim.

Bicyclist Rights and Responsibilities in Missouri

As an avid bicyclist in a bustling city like St. Louis, it’s important to know your rights and responsibilities. Follow all the rules, stay predictable, and protect your rights with help from a bike accident attorney. The following are a few laws to know regarding bicycle riding in Missouri:

  • Bicyclists cannot ride on sidewalks in St. Louis’ business districts. Bicyclists must ride in the roadway with other vehicles or in bicycle lanes, if available. Bicyclists have the same rights to the roads as motorists.
  • Bikes must remain as far to the right-hand side of the road as possible, unless maneuvering around debris or hazards, or if making a left-hand turn. Bikers must signal their intent to make turns using hand signals.
  • Bicyclists must obey all the same rules of the road as motor vehicles. They must stop at red lights and stop signs, yield the right-of-way if applicable, and have the proper equipment to legally navigate Missouri’s roads.
  • Although the state of Missouri does not have a universal bicycle helmet law, St. Louis County requires any bicyclist under the age of 16 to wear a helmet. Wearing a helmet can greatly decrease the odds of serious injury to the face, head, and brain.

Unfortunately, even bicyclists who obey all the rules can find themselves in the hospital with accident injuries. Reckless, careless, and incompetent drivers may crash into bicyclists on the roadway or at intersections, even if the biker was obeying all roadway rules. If this happens to you or a family member, don’t hesitate to contact Goldblatt + Singer. You deserve dedicated and experienced bicycle accident lawyers standing by your side during insurance negotiations or litigation. We work hard to secure the best possible results for injured bicyclists in St. Louis. Call (314) 231-4100 today for your free consultation.

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