San Diego Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Because bicyclists and pedestrians travel on roads and streets without any sort of protection, they are very vulnerable and could experience severe injuries if involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration there are more than 4,500 pedestrian fatalities and more than 43,000 bicycle accidents every year in the United States. Pedestrians and bicyclists alike share a serious risk of injury when riding or crossing the street, especially when motorists act negligently.
If you or someone you know has suffered a serious injury caused by another’s negligence while you were riding a bike or traveling on foot, legal action may be appropriate. To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact the San Diego pedestrian and bicycle accident lawyers of Ritter & Associates at (619) 296-0123 to schedule a free consultation.
Causes of Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
If you choose to ride your bike or walk around town, you face a serious risk of an accident. While pedestrians have designated areas reserved for walking like sidewalks and crosswalks, bicyclists often have to share the road with other vehicles. You should not have to suffer financially because of negligent motorists who did any of the following:
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Reckless driving
- Driving while distracted
- Failure to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk
You may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills and other damages incurred as a result of your accident. For compassionate and experienced legal representation, contact the San Diego pedestrian and bicycle accident lawyers of Ritter & Associates by calling (619) 296-0123.