Advocating For Pedestrians And Cyclists
Walking, jogging or riding your bike is a fun outdoor activity and a nice way to commute in town. While most pedestrians and cyclists follow safe practices on the road, accidents still happen. Motor vehicle accidents involving bike riders and pedestrians typically result in serious injuries.
If you or a loved one was injured while walking or riding a bike, the attorneys at Rosenthal Kooshoian & Lennon LLP are here for you. For more than 70 years, our firm has advocated for injury victims. We know how to investigate the circumstance, how insurance companies work and what the most common causes of these accidents are.
Common Causes Of Vehicle To Pedestrian Accidents
In order to pursue and secure maximum compensation for our clients, we must investigate all accidents. We do this in order to prove recklessness or negligence of the other party. Throughout our experience fighting for injury victims, we have found that bike and pedestrian accidents are commonly caused by:
- Drunk or drugged drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Fatigued or complacent drivers
- Drivers speeding through crosswalks, red lights and stop signs
- Drivers losing control due to road defect or mechanical error
When behind the wheel, most drivers become accustomed to looking for other vehicles rather than individuals. Individuals sustaining injuries after a crash should seek medical attention and legal counsel immediately.
Types Of Injuries Sustained
When you are out walking, running or riding your bike, you have little to protect you in the event of a crash. Because of this, pedestrians typically suffer serious and catastrophic injuries when struck by a motor vehicle. Common injuries sustained by those on bike or foot include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
These injuries require extensive, ongoing recovery. Medical bills and lost wages cause financial strain on those impacted.
We Are Here To Help
If you or a loved one was struck by a vehicle, call our Buffalo-based firm today at 716-854-1300. With extensive experience and knowledge of insurance company tactics, our lawyers are equipped to fight for justice and compensation on your behalf. Fill out our email contact form to get started now. If your injury prevents you from travel, we will gladly meet you at your home, hospital or location of your choosing.