When Cars Hit Bikers Or Pedestrians
Louisville auto accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists can be extremely dangerous. When a car or truck collides with a person walking or riding a bicycle, there’s nothing to protect people from the force of a large vehicle striking them. That’s why pedestrian and bicycle accidents often result in serious or even fatal injuries. Nationwide, 5,500 pedestrians and bicyclists are killed and 115,000 are injured every year in motor vehicle accidents. In Kentucky, there were 446 accidents involving pedestrians or cyclists hit by vehicles in 2011.
Have You Been Injured While Walking Or Cycling?
Pedestrian accidents can happen to anyone: people crossing the street, runners and even children. Ideally, motorists are supposed to share the road with everyone using it. But often, accidents happen when motorists fail to leave enough space between them and pedestrians using the road.
Many factors often contribute to a pedestrian or bicycle accident. Sometimes, such accidents are the result of a texting and cell phone incident. Other times, the accident might have involved a speeding driver, reckless driving or drivers who have been drinking, resulting in drunk driving accidents. And if a loved one dies as a result of a pedestrian or bicycle accident, you may have grounds for a wrongful death case.
Sometimes, drivers hit pedestrians while they are using a crosswalk. But other times, such accidents are not so clear cut. In such cases, the driver might try to place the blame on the pedestrian or bicyclist, claiming they were the ones who caused the accident.
We Help You Hold Reckless Drivers Accountable For Their Actions
If you or a loved one was injured or you lost a family member in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, you need someone on your side who can help you navigate through all the legal issues surrounding such complicated accidents. You need an experienced, knowledgeable lawyer who can stand up to insurance companies and demand compensation. You need the Slechter Law Firm.
Serving clients throughout Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana, our attorneys have a stellar reputation for being a responsive, hands-on law firm. We listen to clients’ needs and work with them to develop a strategy that fits their specific legal needs. We don’t tell you what to do. You direct us. You’re in the driver’s seat.
Don’t let someone else’s reckless behavior ruin your life. Seek justice. The Slechter Law Firm works hard to help you obtain the maximum compensation available for your case. Please call our Louisville office at 502-694-5407 to arrange for a free case evaluation, or simply complete our online form to email us.