Riding a bike can be highly enjoyable and a great way to stay fit. Unfortunately it can also result in severe injuries when bicyclists are struck by moving vehicles. To make matters worse for the cyclist, such matters are often disputed as the driver will typically claim to have not been negligent. If you were injured by a car, while riding your bike, then it is important that you contact a lawyer immediately. Springfield Injury Law Tom Kapstrom is a bicycle accident injury lawyer available to assist you.
Bicycle Accident Injury Lawyer Providing Assistance To Missouri Residents Injured While Bicycling
Bicycle accidents are highly disruptive. The driver will often claim that the rider pulled out in front of the car or that the rider was otherwise negligent. Hiring the right attorney can make all the difference in how such a dispute turns out. Your lawyer will need to quickly identify any relevant witnesses, gather the police reports, and analyze the nature of your injuries to build a case showing that the driver was at fault. If necessary, an accident re-constructionist can be employed to analyze things such as skid marks and prepare and expert report stating what happened. These are just some of the reasons why you should seek counsel immediately if you have been injured on a bicycle.
Tom Kapstrom is a bicycle accident injury lawyer with experience in bicycle injury cases. Once retained he will immediately contact the driver’s insurance company so that they can deal with him rather than harassing you. Tom’s years of working in insurance defense have provided him with a knowledge of what questions to ask during the discovery process and what to look for in an expert report so that you can build the strongest case possible. He will work quickly to build your case and to help you get back on track. If you live in southwest Missouri and require legal assistance then contact Tom today.
Attorney Using Missouri’s Comparative Negligence Laws To Protect Citizens Injured While On A Bicycle
Missouri is a comparative negligence state. This means that a party may be able to recover for their injuries even if they were partially responsible for the accident. For example, if the driver of the car is found to be seventy percent at fault for the accident then the bicycle rider will collect seventy percent of the value of his or her injuries. While the insurance company’s lawyers will do everything in their ability to prove that the cyclist was at fault, our state’s laws allow for recovery even if both sides share some of the blame.
Tom will work aggressively to establish fault on behalf of the driver. Even in cases where the cyclist is partially at fault, however, some recovery is possible. Having an attorney who understands these comparative negligence laws can make all the difference in your case.
Tom is available to assist people throughout southwest Missouri. Areas in which he is available include Springfield, Greene County, and the Ozarks. Contact us today.