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Pedestrian And Bicycle Accidents

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. We need to hold drivers accountable for the injuries that these accidents cause.

Common Types Of Pedestrian Accidents

Most pedestrian accidents occur at crosswalks. While drivers by law are required to yield the right-of-way to these pedestrians, car drivers tend to try to hurry through these crosswalks 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 looking to see if anyone is walking across the intersection.

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

Common Types Of Bicycle Accidents

Though 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 ride-of-way to bicycle riders as well.

Just as with pedestrian accidents, the injuries to bicycle riders as a result of these accidents are bound to be severe. These drivers can be held legally accountable for the injuries that they have caused.

Lawyers Helping Injured People Find The Help They Need

Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Steven M. Hanna, P.C., know 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, they can help locate alternate insurance coverage that will cover their injuries and wage losses.

Steven M. Hanna and John Upton are personal injury attorneys who have been doing this sort of work for over a combined 50 years. They pay strict attention to detail and understand the ins and outs of personal injury law.

Contact our Fullerton attorneys by calling 714-872-9165. Our office charges no fee without recovery for you.