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Sacramento Bicycle & Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

40 + Years of Successfully 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 and 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
  • Tailgating
  • 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 to schedule your free initial consultation.

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