An estimated 67 million Americans ride bicycles each year. Of these millions, approximately 900 will die in cycling crashes and many thousands of others will be hurt each year. Although statistically, cycling is safe, accidents do occur. When a cyclist is struck by a motorist, it is not unusual to suffer serious injuries. After all, the cyclist is largely exposed and vehicles weigh several tons. The force of impact is often enough to send a cyclist flying off their bike, landing with bone-breaking force on the ground.
When crashes occur, it is important that you do not neglect medical attention. Visit a doctor or emergency room as soon as possible after your crash. Be sure to follow up on all medical advice. For example, if your doctor suggests that you go through a series of 20 physical therapy appointments, do not attend eight and pronounce yourself healed. It is crucial to follow your doctor’s orders. Failing to do so can be used against you by the insurance company, who may assume your injuries are not as severe as noted in your medical records. It can also leave you vulnerable to further pain and suffering in the months and years following your crash.
Bicycle Accident Lawyers Serving Springfield, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Beyond
At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we represent cyclists because we ride, too! We have a tremendous respect for the sport. The ecologically-friendly benefits of taking a bicycle over another form of transportation cannot be ignored. We believe more and more people will begin to ride during this ecological crisis. We are encouraged by steps that Missouri has taken recently to improve infrastructure and cycling laws throughout the state.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a Missouri bike crash, contact our team right away. We will immediately begin to move forward with your case. With quality representation on your side, you can allow us to deal with the insurance company while you focus on recovery from your injuries.
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Missouri Bicycle Law
Requirements for legally riding a bicycle vary from state to state. The Kass & Moses team can confidently answer your questions about the specifics of Missouri’s bicycle laws. Below are a few rules of the road that every local rider should keep in mind:
- Bicycles may not exceed the posted speed limits.
- Missouri law prohibits cyclists from riding on the sidewalk in business districts.
- St. Louis requires cyclists under the age of 16 to wear a helmet. There is no state-wide helmet law for cyclists.
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