Sacramento Bicycle & Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
40 + Years of Sucessfully Representing Our Clients
Bicycle riders and pedestrians have similar rights to those of motor vehicle
drivers. Unfortunately, in order for those rights to do any good, they
must be observed. The sad fact is that far too many drivers ignore bicyclists
and pedestrians. They drive too close to the shoulder and squeeze bicycle
riders off the road, take turns right into bicycle riders, speed into
crosswalks while pedestrians are crossing, lurch out of parking lots and
driveways, and perform other dangerous actions that can result in serious
injury to bicyclists and pedestrians.
At the law offices of Smolich & Smolich, our Sacramento personal injury
attorneys hold negligent drivers accountable when they fail to observe
the rights of bicyclists and pedestrians, causing serious accidents. We
bring more than 40 years of experience to these cases, together with a
commitment to doing everything we can to maximize compensation for the victim.
- Some of the common causes of pedestrian and bicycle accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving and speeding
- Failure to look when turning or changing lanes
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Attempting to pass a bicyclist
- Running crosswalks, stop signs, or red lights
Crosswalk Accidents & Bicycle Lane Accidents
Many bicycle and pedestrian accidents occur in crosswalks and bike lanes.
In these cases, the negligence of the driver is often clear. He or she
proceeded into a crosswalk without looking. The pedestrian may have been
crossing with the walk signal or the bicycle rider may have been following
a green light when the driver hit them. In such cases, our Sacramento
personal injury lawyers will create a strong case on your behalf as we
seek to hold the negligent party accountable.
Get the Financial Compensation You Need to Recover
What protection do bicycle riders and pedestrians have from the impact
of a motor vehicle? Very little. Bicyclists may have helmets. Pedestrians
have nothing. Even if a car, truck, or motorcycle is moving at a speed
that would lead to a relatively minor collision with another motor vehicle,
it could result in life-changing injuries for a bicyclist or pedestrian.
These may include back injuries, neck injuries, traumatic brain injuries,
or even psychological or emotional trauma. In the most serious cases,
the result may be wrongful death.
Whatever injuries that you or your loved one is suffering from, there may
be legal options available for recovering financial compensation as you
heal and move forward with your life.
Learn what your options are and how we can aggressively represent you.
Call our firm now at 916-571-0400 (local) or (888) 452-0703 (tollfree)
to schedule your
free initial consultation.