Pedestrian & Bicycle Injuries in St. Louis: An Interactive Map
According to CDC.gov, in 2013 in the U.S., over 900 bicyclists were killed and there were an estimated 494,000 emergency department visits due to bicycle-related injuries. Every time you take your bike for a ride, you allow others to take your life in their hands.
See StlToday.com for an interactive map detailing the frequency and locations of local bicycle accidents, authored by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The majority of the accidents occur near downtown St. Louis in areas with higher rates of automobiles, however a staggering number of devastating accidents occur in the surrounding suburbs as well.
These accidents come at a great cost to the rider, the driver, and the families of those involved. According to CDC.gov, data from 2010 show fatal and non-fatal crash-related injuries to bicyclists resulted in lifetime medical costs and productivity losses of $10 billion.
The law fails to adequately punish the aggressive and or distracted drivers who cause these cyclist injuries. One option for the victims of these accidents is a personal injury lawsuit or wrongful death lawsuit against the person who caused the harm.
The attorneys at Buchanan & Williams are experts in personal injury law. They will fight for you or your loved one who has been hurt or killed in a cycling accident. We have over 30 years of experience successfully litigating cases for our clients. Call our office today so we can help you.