Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents
The idea of being struck by a vehicle weighing thousands of pounds at any speed is not one someone riding a bicycle or taking a walk wants to contemplate. Every pedestrian knows that he/she can be injured in accidents involving a range of vehicles. It’s also true that individuals who are cyclists can be particularly vulnerable to accidents involving distracted and unaware motorists.
Although pedestrians and cyclists follow basic laws, wait at traffic signals, and stay in designated traveling lanes, negligent drivers can still cause accidents. Our Richmond bicycle and pedestrian accident attorneys at CAIL are here to help you if you or your loved one was injured while crossing a street, riding a bike, or walking on a sidewalk. Don’t hesitate to contact us to see how we can help you get compensated for your injuries.
We have extensive experience representing cyclists and pedestrians who have been injured in:
- Intersections and crosswalks
- Hit and run accidents
- Designated bicycle lanes
Drivers have a special duty of care that obligates them to look out for pedestrians and people traveling on bicycles. While pedestrians and cyclists are also obliged to follow traffic laws, the burden to be careful is greater upon a motor vehicle driver. These days, distracted drivers who are sending text messages or using hand held phones may be held liable, especially if state laws forbid particular activities. CAIL will investigate the accident to determine if the negligence of a driver contributed to your injuries. We take on all expenses to make sure that you are adequately compensated for your injuries, and you do not pay any expenses unless we recover.