For Pedestrians And Bicyclists Sharing The Road Can Be Deadly
No matter the season, Minnesotans love to spend time outside, and jogging, walking and bicycling are top outdoor activities. When walking or cycling on roads, you need to be aware of your surroundings and the accepted rules for sharing the road. However, motorists may not show you the same courtesy or know the rules, which can result in accidents causing serious injury or death.
At The Cody Law Group, we understand the severity of injuries resulting from a vehicle colliding with a bicyclist or pedestrian. Do not let a debilitating injury cause you financial strain. Let our attorneys help you pursue compensation from the party that caused your injury. From our offices in Vadnais Heights, we serve clients injured in pedestrian and bicycle accidents throughout the Twin Cities.
Outmatched And Exposed
The exposed bodies of bicyclists and pedestrians are no match for a moving vehicle, and when struck rarely do they suffer minor injuries. Struck cyclists and pedestrians often require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation for their injuries.
Cyclists and pedestrians are also less visible to cars, making them harder for motorists to recognize and spot. Accidents can occur when:
- A driver fails to stop at a crosswalk
- A motorist fails to yield
- A driver enters a roadway
- A motorist passes a walker or cyclist
- A driver strikes a cyclist executing a turn
- Roads are uneven or have surprise obstructions
Let Us Investigate The Circumstances Of Your Accident
After a collision, at-fault drivers or their insurance company may blame the accident victim to avoid responsibility. However, the cause and fault or a pedestrian or bicycle accident may not be immediately clear. Investigating soon after the accident is important to preserve evidence and gather witness information.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a pedestrian or bicycle accident, contact us to learn more about options for compensation. To schedule a consultation with a lawyer, please send us an email or call 612-444-9418.