Walking to get some fresh air. Riding a bike to class. Running to keep in shape. You lace up your shoes to enjoy another beautiful day in our area, but life can change in an instant. A person crossing an intersection or walking/biking beside the road is vulnerable to severe injuries in any collision with a car or truck. Pedestrians account for almost 16 percent of all annual traffic deaths, according to a study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That amounts to more than 4,500 pedestrian fatalities every year.
Cause of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Accidents
Our area has miles of designated walking trails, bike lanes, and beautiful back roads. Everyone understands how stop signs, crosswalks, and speed limits work. These safety measures only work if drivers are paying attention and obeying the law.
We’ve heard all the excuses: The person darted out. The sun was in my eyes. The bike ran into me. Our firm has the experience and resources to conduct a thorough investigation and prove how a negligent driver was at fault. We also know how to counter the defense tactics of blaming the victim.
Compensation for Life-Changing Injuries
With no protection (or a bike helmet at best), pedestrians and cyclists are vulnerable to major injuries. Over the years, our pedestrian and bicyclist accident lawyers have recovered compensation for injuries related to pedestrian or bike accidents.
Our goal is to make clients as whole as possible and improve their quality of life after a life-changing accident. Our lawyers are prepared to present your story to a jury if the insurance company will not settle for a fair amount.
Let Us Get You the Compensation You Deserve
Whether you suffered disabling injuries or escaped with “only” a fractured wrist or collarbone, our focus is supporting your recovery in any way we can. We work diligently behind the scenes to maximize your compensation. Schedule your free consultation with one of our pedestrian and bicyclist accident lawyers today at (715) 202-5699.