Riverside Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents Lawyer
Pedestrians and those riding bicycles who suffer accidents from vehicles are much more likely to sustain catastrophic injuries than those who are protected inside a motor vehicle. Statistically, more than ten percent of traffic deaths involved pedestrians or bicyclists being hit by vehicles. Additionally, more people sustain life-altering injuries, including head and brain injuries, while walking or riding a bicycle. If you are involved in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, you should call me, a Riverside pedestrian and bicycle accident lawyer. I can help you get the compensation you deserve.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that more than 60,000 pedestrians are injured every year while more than 5,000 are killed. The most common cause of pedestrian accidents is a distracted driver.
Our roads are filled with negligent drivers – drivers who are too distracted with their cell phones, reading or something else to pay attention. There are drivers who speed, don’t stop at a red light or turn into a crosswalk without looking. Don’t forget the drivers who ignore the pedestrian right-of-way or are just rude. All of these drivers present a risk to innocent pedestrians.Pedestrian laws apply to those walking, running, roller skating, jogging or skateboarding through the streets. When these laws are broken and you sustain an injury, you need legal help from an experienced professional. Call me for the professional legal assistance you need.
If you bike along roads or city streets, you know you are at a high risk of injury due to the lack of protection available to you in an accident. According to the NHTSA, hundreds of bicyclists are killed every year and thousands are injured in accidents involving automobiles. Bicycle accidents are caused by a number of reasons that include:
- Motorists failing to notice a bicyclist at an intersection, in a designated bike lane or at a stop sign
- Motorists hitting a bicyclist while backing out of a driveway
- Road defects – large potholes or dangerous curves
Injuries sustained in bicycle accidents are often severe, such as broken bones, internal injuries, brain and/or spinal cord injury.
Whenever a car crashes into a bicyclist, the injuries are likely to be devastating. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, call me, Gary G. Goldberg. As a Riverside bicycle injury attorney, I will investigate your case, assess the damages caused and protect your legal rights for fair compensation.