Were You Injured In A Bicycle Or Pedestrian Accident?
When a pedestrian or bicyclist is struck by a motor vehicle, the potential for catastrophic injuries is understandably great. Bikers and walkers have little to no protection from the impact of a vehicle weighing thousands of pounds. Often, these accidents occur because the driver of the vehicle failed to see the victim.
At Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C., we have seen the results of many accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists. We know the devastation these accidents can bring to families whose loved ones suffer life-changing or even fatal injuries when struck by a car or truck. If you or your family is going through this kind of tragedy, our lawyers are ready to offer compassionate and aggressive assistance.
Common Causes Of Pedestrian And Bicycle Accidents
Drivers have a responsibility to know the rules of the road, including those related to pedestrians and bicyclists. Lack of knowledge of who has the right of way is no excuse for causing an accident resulting in injuries. Our attorneys will hold such drivers accountable for the damage they cause.
When crossing at an intersection or where there is a crosswalk, pedestrians have the right of way, and drivers must yield even if there is no traffic control signal. If there is no bike lane, cyclists may have no choice but to ride with the flow of traffic. Pedestrians who obey crosswalks and cyclists who wear protective clothing and follow the rules of the road may still become victims of any of the following:
- Distracted drivers
- Drivers who fail to look carefully before entering intersections or making turns
- Drowsy drivers
- Impaired drivers
- Drivers who pull out of parking spaces or cross streets into the path of a cyclist
- Drivers who change lanes without looking or signaling
- Drivers who think they have the right of way
A pedestrian or bicycle accident can result in staggering medical expenses and lifelong suffering, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, internal injuries and multiple broken bones. About 12 percent of these accidents are fatal. As we build your case, we will fight to obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries, future expenses, and the pain and suffering you and your family have endured.
Request A Free Review Of Your Case
Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C., has assisted countless victims of pedestrian and bicycle accidents, and we want to guide you in seeking what you deserve. Call 516-484-4010, or use our easy online form to schedule a free initial consultation at our office in New York.