Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you have been hit by a car or truck while walking or riding a bicycle, you have most likely suffered severe injuries that can require intensive medical care and result in mounting expenses. For over 25 years, the pedestrian accident lawyers at Bowles & Verna LLP in San Francisco and Walnut Creek, California, have helped victims seek compensation to overcome losses and hold negligent parties responsible. You should speak with an attorney about your accident as soon as possible.
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Contact us today at 925-935-3300 to see if we can help you with your case.
Our law firm has attorneys handling personal injury work for plaintiffs and lawyers handling the same kinds of cases for defendants. This allows us to be more nimble and prepared in litigation, because we know how the other side will defend against a personal injury lawsuit. We are a 23-attorney law firm with the resources to fund the most complex and protracted litigation on contingency while still providing our clients with the personalized attention their cases deserve. We have been representing clients in California and throughout the world for 25 years.
Bike And Pedestrian Injuries
Because there is no protection for a pedestrian who is hit by a car, pedestrian accidents often include some of the most catastrophic injuries such as:
Our two senior partners have been practicing law for more than 75 combined years. In that time, we have helped countless pedestrian and bicycle accident victims obtain full compensation for the injuries they have sustained.
What Are The Most Common Causes Of Pedestrian Accidents?
Pedestrians have a lot to lose in a collision with any motor vehicle, which is why the majority of pedestrians are very careful and alert when walking near cars or through intersections.
Most pedestrian accidents are caused by negligent drivers, dangerous street conditions or both. Specific causes include:
- Failure to keep a lookout for pedestrians
- Failure or refusal to yield right of way
- Distracted driving or drunk driving
- Speeding and aggressive driving
- Lack of clear crosswalks or missing signage
- Poorly timed crosswalks and similar problems
When you hire our firm, we set to work immediately investigating your claim, starting with what the at-fault driver was doing in the moments leading up to the crash.
Does The Term ‘Pedestrians’ Also Refer To Bicyclists?
For most purposes, the answer is yes. Although they are two different modes of transportation, bicyclists and pedestrians face nearly identical risks from drivers of motor vehicles. Therefore, a personal injury case with a bicyclist plaintiff would have basically the same elements as one with a pedestrian plaintiff.
Contact A Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries from a bicycle or pedestrian accident, contact us for a free initial consultation with a lawyer to learn about your rights and options. We would be happy to discuss the details surrounding your accident with you to see whether or not you would be able to recover damage awards in a personal injury claim.