Louisville Pedestrian/Bicycle Accident Lawyer
When out on the road, motor vehicle operators not only have to worry about driving safely and responsibly around other vehicles, but they must also safely share the road with bicyclists and even pedestrians. Because bicyclists and pedestrians are traveling without a protective barrier around them, they typically suffer more damage in accidents. Every year in the United States, a combined 5,500 pedestrians and bicyclists are killed and 115,000 are injured in accidents while on the road.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a motor vehicle while riding your bicycle or walking alongside the street, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation to help cover medical bills or lost wages. Do not suffer any longer from a driver’s irresponsible actions. Contact a Louisville personal injury attorney at Sampson Law Firm today by calling 502-584-5050 to learn more about how we can help you.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
When motorists act recklessly or irresponsibly, they can seriously injure pedestrians on the road. Some of the most common causes of these accidents include:
- Failure to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks
- Failure to notice a pedestrian when pulling out of a driveway
- Road rage
- Reckless driving in areas where pedestrians are present
Safety Tips for Bicyclists
Bicycle accidents can also be very detrimental to cyclists, especially when automobiles are involved. Cyclists can stay safe in traffic by following these tips:
- Wear bright, visible or reflective clothing
- Use a helmet and other safety gear
- Always obey traffic signs and laws
You may not be able to predict when a driver will act recklessly, but by taking these steps to protect yourself, you can reduce your risk of an accident.
Let us handle your case while you focus on your recovery. Contact the Louisville pedestrian and bicycle accident lawyers of Sampson Law Firm today at 502-584-5050 to discuss your legal options.