Protecting The Rights Of Injured Pedestrians And Cyclists
Pedestrians and bicycle enthusiasts don’t expect to suffer a devastating injury due to someone else’s carelessness. One moment, you can be enjoying the outdoors and the next, an impact sends you to the hospital.
In the aftermath of a bicycle or pedestrian accident, mounting medical bills, lost wages and diminished quality of life are an unfair burden for you to carry. That’s why it’s important to have an attorney get you the compensation you deserve. At Bull & Reinhardt, PLLC, we provide experienced representation in personal injury cases for the good people of the Asheville, North Carolina, area.
Help For Pedestrian Accident Victims
Everyone has a right to the free enjoyment of roads, parks, bridges and sidewalks. And pedestrians should expect those operating motor and nonmotor vehicles alike to conduct themselves in a safe and responsible fashion. Unfortunately, pedestrians are too often the victims of serious injuries due to the negligence of others.
Unlike many other forms of travel, walkers and joggers rarely have safety protections such as helmets. When struck by a vehicle or injured in another way, the impact can be hard and the injuries severe. These include:
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Soft tissue damage
Approximately 70,000 pedestrians are injured each year. If you or a loved one has suffered a crosswalk injury, been the victim of a hit-and-run, or suffered some other type of injury or loss, it’s important to work with an experienced attorney to get the compensation you deserve.
Help For Bicycle Accident Victims
Getting compensation for bicycle accident victims requires an experienced lawyer. That’s because the rules of the road apply to motor vehicle operators and bicyclists alike. Each has an obligation to use ordinary care when enjoying the roads, and it may be necessary to prove the other person’s negligence. In many cases, it comes down to two fundamental questions.
- Were the accident and injuries caused by the driver’s recklessness or negligence?
- Did the bicyclist cause or contribute to the accident?
In these types of accidents, fault can take many forms. It could be due to speeding, drifting into a bicyclist, running a red light, distracted driving or not yielding at a crosswalk. Regardless of the reason the driver hit you, a compelling argument must be made to get you the compensation you deserve.
At Bull & Reinhardt, PLLC, we practice pedestrian and bicycle accident law in the Ashville, North Carolina, area and have the experience to hold negligent parties responsible. If you or a loved one has suffered a loss, contact us online today or call us at 828-348-8053. We can help you get clear results in complex cases.