Bicycle Accident Lawyers Serving St. Louis
Our Team Is Here to Fight for You in Eastern Missouri
As bicycle ridership has increased, so has the number of bike accidents that happen each year. Many of these crashes are preventable—if only drivers would pay attention and share the road. Unfortunately, even when someone in a vehicle is at fault, the bicycle rider is much more likely to get hurt. Depending on the speed and other circumstances of the crash, they might suffer severe or catastrophic injuries, or even sustain fatal wounds.
Anyone who was injured in or lost a loved one to a bicycle accident caused by a reckless driver deserves fair compensation. Hospital bills, medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial obligations can add up after a serious injury. It’s important to find a firm that will fight to maximize your compensation. The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm works hard for every client because we truly care about your wellbeing.
See what we can do for you in a free consultation. Call our St. Louis bicycle accident lawyers at (314) 701-7722 to start your claim.
Common Factors in Bicycle Accidents
Both bicyclists and drivers may be confused about whether a bicycle belongs on the road. It does—and its rider must follow all traffic laws, the same as they would if they were in a car. However, being on the road with cars presents its own challenges. With their smaller profiles, bicyclists are much more likely to be overlooked by a driver. In these situations, there is little they can do to prevent an accident.
Bicycle accidents are most deadly to riders in the 45-54 age bracket, though those between 16 and 20 are the most likely to be injured in a crash. Car-bicycle accidents tend to happen when:
- It is dark outside or otherwise difficult to see
- The road has narrow shoulders or no shoulder at all
- A car turns into the path of an oncoming bicyclist
Off-road bike paths and protected bike lanes can prevent many of these collisions. However, drivers must do their part and increase their awareness of bicyclists on the roads.
Bike Accident Injuries We Can Help With
Even a helmet can only do so much when a car collides with a bicycle. The injuries bicyclists may sustain in a bad wreck include:
- Dental damage
- Facial lacerations
- Herniated disc
- Internal injury
- Spinal cord injury (paraplegia or quadriplegia)
- Traumatic brain injury
These types of injuries often require extensive treatment and/or lengthy physical therapy. Even after that, the victim may not be able to return to their old job or enjoy hobbies they previously participated in. You deserve compensation both for the concrete losses you have suffered and for the decrease in your quality of life. While no amount of money can take back an injury, a financial safety net can give you peace of mind and help you access the care you need to move forward.
175+ Years of Combined Experience on Your Side
At The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm, we’re firmly dedicated to helping the injured find justice and secure maximum compensation. Our team has been serving clients in Illinois since 1996. We are dedicated to helping our community first and foremost. This shows in the time we take to get to know every client who comes to us for help and in the effort we put into every case.
Holding a negligent driver accountable is not always easy. An insurance company may try to deny your claim, or you may not have the energy to handle the endless paperwork and phone calls because you are trying to recover. Let us handle all that so you can focus on your health. We are highly communicative with our clients, so they always know what’s going on—but they never have to handle the work of filing a claim. If this is the kind of assistance you need, call us today.
Schedule a free consultation with one of our St. Louis bike accident attorneys by calling (314) 701-7722. We fight to recover the compensation our clients need.
We will fight for a just outcome on your behalf, and won’t give up in the face of difficult or unexpected challenges.
A Record of Proven Results
Over our hundred years of combined legal experience, we have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients.
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When attorneys need an attorney, they call us. Over 200 attorneys routinely refer clients to our capable & qualified team.
We genuinely care about the outcome of your case & commit to standing by your side every step of the way.
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We pride ourselves in going the extra mile to make all of our clients feel comfortable, well-informed, and secure.
Our attorneys are committed to actively listening to our clients and to setting realistic, justifiable expectations.
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