Sansone supports bike safety groups and associations and advocates for stronger laws to protect bicyclists on Missouri’s roads. His combined legal experience and deep understanding of cycling issues put him in a unique position to effectively represent victims injured in a bicycle accident as an experienced bicycle accident lawyer.
Based on his cycling experience and love of the sport, Sansone passionately represents clients in Missouri and Illinois who have suffered personal injuries resulting from bicycle accidents, or who may be a survivor of a cyclist killed in a road accident as a result of the reckless or negligent driving of a motor vehicle operator.
Why Bike Accident Cases Demand Special Attention
Bicycle accidents present different issues from other types of personal injury cases. While fault in bike accident cases almost always falls on the operator of the motor vehicle, motorists and even law enforcement officials may attempt to shift blame to the cyclist.
To guarantee a fair trial, your bicycle accident lawyer must pay careful attention to jury selection and effectively address a common bias against cyclists sharing the road. Injuries suffered as the result of a bicycle accident are almost always severe and require aggressive representation by a lawyer that understands the view and rights of cyclists.
If you have been injured in a bike accident, contact Sansone & Lauber Personal Injury Attorneys at (314) 863-0500 for a free initial consultation. We are here to help you assess your legal rights.
What are my Legal Rights in a Bicycle Accident?
Sansone is a member of the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation Legislative Committee and the firm is a bronze level sponsor of that group.
If you have suffered injuries because of a bike accident involving a motor vehicle, you are probably wondering if your legal rights are any different from operators or passengers in motor vehicles. In short, the answer is no.
Bicyclists enjoy the same legal rights as motor vehicle operators and passengers. The law of negligence in Missouri and Illinois applies equally to bikers, meaning they have the same rights of way as motor vehicles, and operators of motor vehicles must keep a lookout for bicyclists just as they would other motor vehicles to prevent car accidents. Most bike accidents result because of the inattention of motor vehicle drivers, or even their deliberate failure to yield the right of way. When an accident involving a motor vehicle and bicycle occurs, ask yourself if there would be any question about who was at fault if the bike had been a car. The answer is usually no.