Strong Advocates For Injured Pedestrians And Bicyclists

When anyone crossing a street or riding a bicycle is struck by a motor vehicle, the injuries are likely going to be severe to catastrophic. These types of accidents happen too often in Southern California communities because drivers fail to pay attention. Pedestrian accidents often involve elderly individuals or children. At the Law Offices of Steven M. Hanna, P.C., we hold drivers accountable for the injuries these accidents cause.

Common Types Of Pedestrian Accidents

Most pedestrian accidents occur at crosswalks. While drivers are legally required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, many try to hurry through a crosswalk or look down at their cellphone at the exact moment someone is crossing the street. In other circumstances, drivers may make a right turn at a red light while not seeing someone is walking across the intersection.

A pedestrian has no defense when it comes to being struck by an automobile. Even during low-speed crashes, pedestrian accidents can cause broken bones and ligament damage. In even more serious accidents, traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord contusions occur.

Common Types Of Bicycle Accidents

Although there are designated bicycle lanes on roads, bicycle riders and skate boarders may choose to ride on the sidewalk. What sometimes happens is that a driver set to make a right-hand turn only observes the bicycle lane and doesn't look to see if a rider or skater boarder is crossing the road from the sidewalk. In other instances, motor vehicle operators do not give bicycle riders sufficient room to ride safely. There are circumstances when the driver fails to yield the right-of-way to bicycle riders as well.

Just as with pedestrian accidents, the injuries to bicycle riders are often severe. These drivers can be held legally accountable for the injuries they cause.

The Experienced Advocacy Injured Pedestrians And Bicyclists Need

Attorney Steven M. Hanna knows how to help pedestrians and bicyclists injured in accidents recover. In the event this involves a hit-and-run accident or the driver is uninsured or underinsured, we can help locate alternate insurance coverage that will cover your injuries and wage losses. We pay strict attention to detail and understand the ins and outs of personal injury law.

Contact our Fullerton attorneys by calling 714-872-9165. We only collect an attorney fee if we help you obtain a recovery.