Overcoming Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
The open road can be a vulnerable place for pedestrians or bikers using public streets like sidewalks, intersections or walkways to walk or bicycle. Particularly cities, as they have more activity and overall traffic, compared with suburban areas.
Pedestrian and biking fatalities have increased in the last ten years with more frequent incidents occurring at non-intersections. They're more common than you think and can be devastating to deal with.
When you've been injured as a result of an accident, you might think settling with an insurance company is your only option. But that would simply be settling for any amount, not the monetary damages you're likely entitled to.
Partnering with our attorneys, on the other hand, sets you apart. We give you the best chance at getting the maximum settlement and compensation that more accurately reflects your injuries and overall situation post-trauma.
Causes of Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
More often than not, negligence and moments of carelessness cause pedestrian and bicycle accidents. Be it a drunk driver, a distracted person behind the wheel of a truck or car; or a thoughtless wrong turn—the damages and injuries can be life-changing.
Most of the cases we see related to pedestrian and bicycle accidents are due to:
- Intoxicated or distracted drivers not paying attention to the road and his or her surroundings
- Drivers failing to stop or yield at intersections, crosswalks or stop signs
- Drivers running red lights
- Right turns that intersect with cross-walks
- Specific to bicycle accidents, potholes, road elements, or other obstacles that might harm a cyclist while biking
Certainly always pay attention to your surroundings when you're walking or biking, though if this approach fails you, seek proper and immediate medical care and contact Matthew T. Desrochers Law to help you legally and carefully map out your next steps.
Getting Your Rightful Settlement
We understand the stress and anxiety behind accidents and personal injuries related to bicycle and pedestrian accidents. Not only are we here to help you successfully get through this challenging chapter of your life, but our place is also to alleviate the burden of the painstaking negotiation and the back and forth required to reach a deal befitting of your experience.
To give you a feel for possible results, damages our firm is able to recover on your behalf is most likely related to:
- Medical bills
- Past/future loss of earning capacity
- Past/future physical impairment or disfigurement
- Past/future loss of income
- Mental anguish or pain and suffering
- Property damage
Fight for your worth and value by partnering with an attorney that will push the envelope like Matthew T. Desrochers. If you've been injured walking or biking, Contact us or call and share your personal injury story with Matthew T. Desrochers today, (781) 279-1822.
The Law Offices of Matthew T. Desrochers provides services to the following counties—Essex, Suffolk and Middlesex.