Understanding Your Options If You Are Hit By A Car While Biking Or Walking
Both pedestrians and bicyclists have rights when it comes to the rules of the road. If you’ve been injured in an accident, it is important to remember that there are options. Johnston and Darling, APC, has over 20 years of combined experience helping clients throughout Southern California. We can examine your case and discuss potential ways for you to move forward.
Common Causes Of Pedestrian And Bicycle Accidents
Oftentimes, police will arrive at the scene of a crash and only hear the driver’s version of the story. Pedestrians and bicyclists are usually taken to the emergency room without their voices ever being heard. In situations where you are the pedestrian or bicyclist, you should contact our attorneys as soon as you are able. We will do everything we can to protect and preserve evidence of liability. This will help us build the strongest possible case in your defense. Common examples of these accidents include:
- Turning into a biker or pedestrian at an intersection
- Turning into a bike in a bike lane
- Sideswiping or dooring a biker
- Failure to yield to a biker or pedestrian at an intersection
- Distracted driving accidents
What many people don’t know is that California has specific laws put into place to protect pedestrians and bicyclists. For example, pedestrians have the right of way at crosswalks. Bicyclists have the same rights to be on a roadway as drivers of motor vehicles. We understand that this information may be new to you. That is why we will do everything we can to advocate on your behalf.
Act Now; Call Our Office Today
Our firm will aim to seek the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. Talking with an attorney as soon as possible is the best way to help yourself. Call our office in Newport Beach at 949-490-1589 to schedule a consultation today. You can also email us by clicking here. Hablamos Español.