Bicycle accidents are common in Kansas City and can cause serious injuries to the rider. The personal injury attorneys at Brown & Crouppen are available to help you get compensation after you suffer an injury in a bicycle accident.
Bicycle accidents are scary, especially when they also involve a motor vehicle. Cyclists can travel at relatively fast speeds but have limited protective gear, so injuries in a bicycle accident can be quite serious. If you suffer an injury in a bicycle accident, you need all of the help you can get to recover.
At Brown & Crouppen, our Kansas City personal injury attorneys will help you get the money you need after an accident. We have experience taking on insurance companies and forcing them to pay when they try to deny proper claims.
How can a bicycle accident attorney help me?
If you have suffered an injury in a bicycle accident that was the fault of another party, you may have the right to receive compensation for your injuries.
However, just because you are eligible for compensation doesn’t mean that insurance companies will cooperate. If an insurance company denies your claim or does not offer you enough to pay for your expenses, contact Brown & Crouppen. Our Kansas City bicycle accident lawyers will strive to help you get the money you deserve.
Our attorneys will gather evidence from your accident in an effort to prove the fault of the other party and the severity of your injuries. We will negotiate with the insurance company to get you a fair and comprehensive settlement without having to involve the courts.
Insurance companies usually agree to a reasonable settlement when they are facing a well-prepared and skilled attorney. If the insurance company refuses, our attorneys will be prepared to take the company to court.
How long do I have to file a bicycle accident lawsuit in Kansas City?
The Kansas City metro area straddles the line between Kansas and Missouri. Because of this unique situation, the time you have to file a lawsuit may change depending on what street you were on when you were injured.
The Missouri statute of limitations gives you five years to file a lawsuit after an accident. In Kansas, you only have two years to file from the time of the accident. Our experienced attorneys will ensure that you don’t miss any deadlines.
What compensation can I receive for my injuries?
Most of our clients come into our office looking to get compensation for their medical expenses. They often don’t realize they may be eligible for additional compensation, which might include the following:
- Lost income or wages
- Pain and suffering
- The wrongful death of a loved one
- Assistance services after an injury
- Specialized equipment needed during recovery
- Long-term recovery services or therapy
Our attorneys don’t just look at your current bills and try to get you reimbursed; we try to predict all future costs and losses resulting from the accident and get you compensation that will cover the entirety of your recovery. Anything less will not make you fully whole after your bicycle accident in Kansas City.
Who may be liable in a bicycle accident?
If your bicycle accident involved a car or another bicycle, the driver or rider of the other vehicle could be liable for the accident.
Everyone who uses the road must follow the laws for vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians. If the other party wasn’t following the law and that resulted in your injury, they could be liable for your expenses resulting from that injury.
It is also possible that the city government may be liable for your injuries in some cases. The city is responsible for creating safe conditions and properly maintaining those conditions. If improperly maintained roads or signs directly led to your injury, you may be able to sue the city for failing to create a safe space for you to ride your bicycle.
When should I contact an injury lawyer?
Too many of our clients contact us weeks or even months after their injury. By that time, they have often lost track of important records or have already accepted an unreasonable offer from an insurance company.
It is easier to win fair compensation if you contact us as soon as possible after you are in a bicycle accident. Memories are still fresh the day after the accident, and evidence is relatively easy to collect.
When you contact us early, we can also make sure you’re getting the medical help you need. Having thorough and accurate medical records will help us best represent your case.
How much will a bicycle accident attorney cost?
One of our clients’ first questions is how much their case will cost. The answer is simple: We work on contingency and only get paid if we can get you compensation for your case.
Why do people choose Brown & Crouppen?
Our clients choose us for several reasons. First and foremost, we get results. We have successfully collected more than one billion dollars in awards for our clients. Individual awards vary based on the details of the case, but we have negotiated multiple settlements worth over a million dollars.
We have a long history of supporting clients and achieving success:
- 40+ years of experience handling personal injury lawsuits
- $1+ Billion in financial compensation recovered for our clients
- 30x higher settlements than what original insurance company offers
At Brown & Crouppen, we care about our clients. Our top priority is helping you recover from a life-changing injury. Our greatest joy is seeing our clients get the financial help they need to fully return to the life they previously enjoyed.
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If you’ve suffered an injury in a bicycle accident in Kansas City, you need help. You have come to the right place. Our personal injury attorneys at Brown & Crouppen have the knowledge and commitment to help you recover compensation for your injuries.
Remember that time is limited, and you can’t wait forever to file a claim. Don’t wait another day. Contact us today for a free consultation.