Drivers need to share the roads with bicyclists and pedestrians

by | Apr 25, 2016 | Car Accidents, Workplace Injuries

For pedestrians and bicyclists, sharing the roads with cars can be a scary undertaking. A driver’s attention may be averted from the road by talking on the phone, changing the radio station, looking at a text, talking to a passenger or any number of other distractions.

When a driver fails to pay attention and hits a person on a bike or a pedestrian crossing the street, it’s usually not the driver of the car who ends up in the hospital dealing with serious, even life-threatening injuries.

An attorney can help injured pedestrians and bicyclists recover maximum compensation

Although drivers are required to yield to pedestrians and share the roads with bicyclists, the truth is that drivers make mistakes, ignore the laws and in some cases, cause accidents.

When these types of accidents happen, injured pedestrians and bicyclists need to understand the laws, their rights and the best methods for dealing with the insurance companies. That’s where a personal injury lawyer comes in.

A lawyer can help accident victims get treatment, deal with the insurance adjuster, investigate the cause of the accident, and pursue full and just compensation to cover medical bills and other accident-related expenses.

Accidents can happen for any number of reasons and result in all types of injuries. Some of the most common types of pedestrian and bicycle accidents we see include:

  • Hit-and-run accidents
  • Accidents caused by drunk drivers
  • Drivers failing to obey traffic signals or signs
  • Drivers failing to yield to pedestrians cross the street
  • Drivers failing to stop at crosswalks
  • Drivers merging into bicyclists

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident as a pedestrian or while riding a bike, reach out to us at Shollenberger Januzzi & Wolfe, LLP, LLP, to learn how our attorneys can help.

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