Columbia & St. Louis Bicycle Accident Attorney
What to Do After a Bicycle Accident in Missouri
Following a bicycle accident, you should take the following steps to ensure you have the best chance of winning a case should you need legal representation following an incident or injury.
- Call the police and file a police report.
- Take photos of your bicycle, injuries, surroundings, and location. If there are any injuries, take extensive photos immediately if possible.
- Collect the information of drivers and witnesses. Take photographs of identification and insurance cards.
- Visit urgent care or an emergency room immediately if you are feeling pain or have injuries. Retain copies of medical evaluation information for future records.
How common are bicycle accidents in Missouri?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2% of all roadway fatalities are a result of bicycle accidents. Sadly, bicycle accidents are extremely common in St. Louis, Missouri, and the surrounding areas. In 2019 alone more than 1,900 St. Louis bicyclists and more than 3,900 Missourians were involved in bicycle accidents that resulted in death or bodily injury. Preliminary data is not yet available for 2020 and 2021.
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