Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

PEDESTRIAN & BICYCLE ACCIDENTS

Simply walking or riding a bike can be dangerous

Pedestrian and bicycle accidents have been on the rise, with pedestrian related deaths increasing drastically in the past year. This is due to factors like distracted driving (from increased texting while driving), driving while intoxicated, and just an overall lack of motorists paying attention. Simply walking or riding a bike down the side of a road can be dangerous. It is important to seek the aid of an attorney to be compensated for damages by the at-fault driver.

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A SOBERING THOUGHT: In 2016, there was an eleven percent increase in pedestrian deaths, resulting in the highest number in over 20 years.*  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2015, 5,376 pedestrians and 818 bicyclists were killed by accidents involving vehicles.** Unfortunately, some of these accidents will be hit and run scenarios. And many will result in catastrophic injuries that will involve extensive medical care and completely cut out all chances of a typical future for the victim. Seeking legal advice can ensure that the appropriate steps are followed to seek monetary compensation for the damages incurred.

*Distraction, On Street And Sidewalk, Helps Cause Record Pedestrian Deaths
**Pedestrian and Bicyclist Crash Statistics