Wisconsin is a great place for biking, running, jogging, or just walking along the scenic roadways when weather permits. Pedestrians and bicyclists have a right to share the roads with vehicles, and responsible drivers should take care to operate their vehicle safely and ensure that you are not in danger on the streets.
Unfortunately, we here at the law offices of Bye, Goff & Rohde know all too well that not everyone takes the responsibility of safe driving seriously. When a vehicle collides with a biker or pedestrian, the car always wins, and the results are usually painful and expensive.
As a society, we are growing more aware of the dangers of distracted driving. Sadly, far too many people still dangerously operate their vehicles while talking or even texting on a mobile phone. Distracted driving goes beyond just phone usage, however. Eating while driving, focusing on the radio, or anything that may prevent the driver from giving appropriate attention to the road, may lead to injury or death for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Speeding is also a leading cause of accidents involving pedestrians or bikers. Drinking and driving still takes many lives too early. Drivers may also fail to yield to those walking or riding a bike, or fail to follow stop signs or other road signs. New drivers are also more prone to hit a pedestrian or bicycle due to their inexperience.
A multi-ton vehicle hitting a pedestrian or bicyclists at any speed can lead to severe and even life-threatening injuries. The consequences of such an accident may last many years or sometimes the rest of the victim’s life.
Common injuries resulting from a vehicle collision with a pedestrian or bicyclist include:
The costs for medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, or the loss of a loved one can lead to a challenging road for the victims and their families.
The law office of Bye, Goff & Rohde has been serving Wisconsin for over 40 years. Our attorneys focus on practicing personal injury law, so we can provide you with dedicated experience and commitment to seeing your case through. We believe you deserve to be treated as an individual, a person with very real feelings and concerns, not just another case in the system. We spend the time to listen to you and hear your unique story.
We believe the people of Wisconsin deserve an attorney who doesn’t settle for less. We will not advise you to settle for a first offer that does not address your needs, and we’re not afraid to take cases all the way to trial – a fact the insurance companies recognize.