Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents

Pedestrian & Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Protecting the Rights of Pedestrian & Bicycle Accident Injury Victims

No one expects to be struck by a vehicle, especially if you respect traffic signals and crosswalks. Unfortunately, too many drivers fail to safely accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists on the road, leading to preventable and tragic accidents.

If you were recently hit by a vehicle and suffered serious injuries, you may have legal options and should not wait to discuss your case with our pedestrian & bicycle accident lawyers at Bishop & Hayes. Our decades of collective legal experience have allowed us to recover millions of our clients, and now we are ready to put our skills and resources to work for you. You will work directly with one of our partners, who will provide the personal attention and dedicated advocacy you need to recover maximum compensation for your losses. We are here for you during this difficult time and will do everything in our power to deliver the best possible result. 

Do not wait to get legal advice if you were involved in a bicycle or pedestrian accident! Contact us online or call (417) 304-3228 to schedule a free initial consultation today.

Common Causes of Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents

Many bicycle and pedestrian collisions are preventable. Drivers are legally required to honor the rules of the road, including being mindful of cyclists and pedestrians and obeying all traffic rules designed to protect them. When negligent behavior leads to an accident, a driver generally becomes liable for the injuries they cause. Our pedestrian & bicycle accident attorneys are prepared to carefully investigate your accident to determine liability. 

Many pedestrian and bicycle accidents are the result of:

  • Distracted driving. Distracted driving occurs when the driver's attention is diverted away from the road. This can include texting, using a smartphone, eating, or adjusting the radio. Distracted driving reduces the driver's ability to notice pedestrians and cyclists, particularly in crosswalks or near the side of the road, leading to a heightened risk of accidents.
  • Speeding. Driving above the speed limit or too fast for road conditions is particularly dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. Vehicles traveling at high speeds have longer stopping distances, and the driver has less time to react to unforeseen obstacles. The impact of collisions at higher speeds is also more severe, often resulting in catastrophic injuries or fatalities.
  • Failing to yield the right of way. Drivers are required to yield the right of way to pedestrians within marked crosswalks and to cyclists in bike lanes. Ignoring these rules can lead to turning into the path of pedestrians or cyclists, causing serious accidents.
  • Intoxicated driving. Impairment from alcohol or drugs significantly compromises a driver's judgment, reaction time, and overall driving abilities. Intoxicated drivers are less likely to observe traffic signals or notice pedestrians and cyclists, which can result in tragic accidents.
  • Ignoring traffic signs and signals. Disobeying stop signs, traffic lights, and other traffic controls is a form of negligence that endangers everyone on the road. When drivers run red lights or stop signs, they risk hitting pedestrians who are legally crossing the street and cyclists who are following the rules of the road.
  • Improper turns. Negligent left-hand or right-hand turns can be especially dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. Drivers may cut across paths without looking or misjudge the speed and distance of an oncoming bicycle, leading to collisions.
  • Reckless driving. Reckless or aggressive behaviors such as tailgating, sudden swerving, and road rage can be unpredictable and leave insufficient time for pedestrians and cyclists to react, which may lead to serious injuries or fatalities.


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  • $1.1 Million Motorcycle Accident
  • $1 Million Semi-Truck Accident
  • $500,000 Semi-Truck Failure to Secure Load
  • $400,000 Uninsured Motorist Red Light Accident
  • $350,000 Semi-Truck Head-On Collision

The Keys to our success

  • Exclusive Focus on Auto Accident Recovery Law
  • Over $100,000,000 Total Recovered for Our Clients
  • 50 Years of Combined Experience in Car Crash Recovery
  • Same-Day Returned Phone Calls and Emails from Our Clients
  • Partners Who Handle Your Claim from Consultation to Recovery

Common Pedestrian & Bicycle Accident Injuries

Because pedestrians and bicyclists lack the protective features of closed vehicles, many injuries sustained in collisions are catastrophic. These injuries may require emergency medical care, extensive hospital stays, surgeries, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical treatment, underlining the need for strong legal representation in the aftermath of a collision.

Our pedestrian & bicycle accident lawyers are ready to assist you if you suffered any of the following injuries due to negligence:

  • Brain injuries. When pedestrians or cyclists are struck by vehicles, they are at risk of hitting their heads against hard surfaces, leading to concussions or more severe brain injuries. Symptoms can range from headaches and cognitive difficulties to severe and permanent disability.
  • Spinal cord injuries. These injuries can be particularly devastating, as they may result in partial or complete paralysis. The impact from a motor vehicle can fracture vertebrae or compress the spinal cord, leading to temporary or lifelong disability.
  • Broken bones and fractures. The force of a collision often causes broken arms, legs, ribs, and other bones. Recovery from such injuries may lead to temporary immobilization and require surgery and physical therapy.
  • Lacerations and road rash. When pedestrians or cyclists make contact with a vehicle or road surface, they can suffer from deep cuts and abrasions. These injuries can lead to significant blood loss and infection and may even leave permanent scars.
  • Internal injuries. Blunt trauma from an accident can cause internal bleeding and damage to organs. These injuries are particularly dangerous because they may not be immediately apparent and can rapidly become life-threatening.
  • Soft tissue injuries. Sprains, strains, and tears to muscles, ligaments, and tendons are common in pedestrian and bicycle accidents. While they might seem less severe than other types of injuries, they can cause chronic pain and require lengthy rehabilitation.

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We Can Help You Recover Compensation for Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Injuries!

At Bishop & Hayes, we understand how to establish liability and effectively fight for you in court. That includes combatting arguments that you are somehow responsible for the collision. However, to recover compensation, you must start the legal process before the statute of limitations expires. Each state’s time limit varies, so you should not wait to seek legal guidance. 

We will fight to recover maximum compensation for economic and non-economic damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Lost income and earning capacity
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering

If we agree to take your case, you pay nothing unless you win, so do not hesitate to call (417) 304-3228 or contact us online today. We regularly serve clients in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas.

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