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Expert Bicycle Accident Lawyers in St. Louis with Over 30 Years of Experience
Bicycle accidents are somewhat different than other types of vehicle accidents. We have well over thirty years of experience in bicycle accident cases and we’ll put it all to work when representing you.
Attorneys James Krupp and Ryan Krupp can help you when you need an experienced bicycle accident attorney on your side.
Having practiced law for more than 30 years, attorney James Krupp brings a wealth of experience in personal injury law to the table. A lifelong resident of St. Louis, his understanding of the local legal landscape is invaluable in navigating the intricacies of bicycle accident cases. With a Juris Doctorate from SLU Law School and a deep passion for helping people in all kinds of legal situations, James Krupp has a track record of obtaining outstanding results for his clients. His experience in business litigation, traffic cases, workers’ compensation, and criminal matters equips him with a broad skill set that is crucial in dealing with the complex aspects of bicycle accident cases.
James' approach is centered around working closely with his clients to understand their unique circumstances and fighting relentlessly for their rights. This is evidenced by the numerous testimonials from satisfied clients who applaud him for his dedication and professionalism. One client who was struck by a truck while cycling in the St. Louis County area commended James and his firm for handling his case quickly and professionally, leading to a successful resolution.
Moreover, James' long-standing presence in the St. Louis community has fostered a network of local connections that can prove beneficial in personal injury cases, including those involving bicycle accidents. His familiarity with local judges, opposing attorneys, and courtroom procedures can give his clients an edge in litigation. Outside of the courtroom, James has demonstrated his commitment to the legal profession by hosting lawyer radio call-in programs, further showcasing his breadth of knowledge and his ability to communicate complex legal issues in an accessible manner. This blend of experience, local knowledge, and communication skills ensures that James Krupp can provide robust and comprehensive representation for victims of bicycle accidents, advocating fiercely for their rights and working tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome for their cases.
On the other hand, attorney Ryan Krupp brings a unique blend of personal injury and criminal defense experience to the firm. Having worked for both the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office and Johnson County District Attorney’s Office, he has extensive courtroom experience, which is invaluable when it comes to advocating for his clients’ rights in bicycle accident cases. As a native St. Louisan, Ryan's deep connection to the local community fuels his commitment to ensure justice for his clients.
Ryan is known for his winning mindset, a quality honed during his time as a men’s soccer player at Missouri Baptist University. This mindset, coupled with his legal acumen, allows him to effectively strategize and fight for his clients. As one testimonial reveals, Ryan prioritizes his clients' well-being and works hard to secure a favorable outcome in their cases. Another client commended Ryan for his professionalism and genuine care in strategizing for the long term, which maximized their settlement.
Moreover, Ryan's role as the Chair-elect of The Bar Association Of Metro St. Louis (YLD) for 2023-2024, along with his numerous affiliations and honors, demonstrate his high standing in the legal community. This reputation, coupled with his keen understanding of personal injury law, makes him a formidable ally in bicycle accident cases.
We handle these types of accident cases on a contingency basis where we only get paid when we get you a settlement and win your case, and you won’t have to pay out any money upfront out of your pocket for the attorney’s fees and litigation expenses involved. Some examples of more specific issues involving bicycle accidents are the following below.
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Bicycle Accidents Are Increasing.
In the most recent past fifteen (15) or so years, in Missouri and especially in the larger cities and metropolitan areas such as St. Louis we’re seeing a lot more bicycles on our roadways.
Along with the increase in bicycle riders comes an increase in accidents and injuries resulting from the use of bicycles, and the injuries from them can be devastating to a person and their family.
Bikes are much smaller than most vehicles so the other drivers may not see you coming when you’re on one of them. The other driver is mentally programmed to look for other cars or trucks on the road. The other driver’s eyes look for what is coming down the road, sometimes they overlook bicycles.
It’s common for other drivers to pull out from a side street or a store parking lot onto the main road or into an intersection and not see a bicycle coming down the road with the right of way. This results in accidents such as T-Bone accidents where the front of the bicycle rider hits the side of the vehicle flipping the rider into the air or into the vehicle. Of course, the vehicle always wins this battle and the bicycle rider having much less protection is severely injured.
Other times the rider will lay down their bike in an effort to avoid hitting the vehicle and will get road rash losing big portions of their skin from sliding across the pavement. Other times the cycler may be struck from behind by an inattentive driver behind them or even a pickup truck trailer or mirror may strike them.
Bicycle Accidents Caused by Poor Road Conditions.
Another difference is that bicycle tires are much thinner than your typical car tire. This can cause or contribute to causing accidents to their riders.
For example, there could be a street, highway, or a private parking lot with an unrepaired large pothole or a groove in it that for some unreasonable amount of time has not been fixed. That is very dangerous to bike riders who are traveling at a normal speed and their tire catches or goes into one of these holes or ruts in the road. It can throw your bike out of control and cause a crash into something or layout your bike sending you sliding on the ground incurring broken bones and road rash.
What Can Riders Do To Protect Themselves?
Always wear a helmet to protect you from head injuries as even the slightest striking of your head on the hard ground surface or on the bike itself can cause you a concussion.
As a precaution when riding, riders should wear clothes and gear that is reflective or more easily seen by other drivers who then would be less likely to pull out in front of them.
- Be aware and look around. Defer to vehicles as they’re much bigger and will hurt you.
- Don’t engage in angry exchanges with vehicle drivers who may have road rage and hit you with their vehicle, you will be the one who physically loses that battle every time.
- Call the police immediately as they are public servants who are there to protect you.
Call Krupp Law Firm
Call the Krupp Law Firm from the scene, when you get home or as soon as you have an opportunity so we can begin representing and guiding you through the process.
Krupp Law Firm believes that good communication with our clients is of the utmost importance, we do our best to keep you apprised of the progress of your case and claim.
Bicycle Accidents Conclusion
As your lawyers, we usually try to get you a settlement of your claim without having to file a lawsuit in court to get you compensated. After all, who really wants to have to be involved in a lawsuit? We realize you probably don’t want to be in a lawsuit, we will do our best to get you fairly compensated for the injuries and damages but, sometimes the other driver’s insurance company wants to sell you short on your recovery.
This is personal to you, and we will help you!
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