With an increasing effort to “go green,” an increased number of people ride a bicycle. This is especially in California where traffic is always an issue, and bicycles often provide a more convenient way to get from “Point A to Point B.” Unfortunately, the incline in bicycles on the road goes hand-in-hand with an incline in bicycle-related accidents.
In any collision with a car or a truck, bicyclists have very little protection against bodily harm and even death. The victims of such accidents often suffer significant injuries, and necessary medical care. Although insurance policies normally cover damages and medical costs incurred for those driving insured motor vehicles, many fail to extend similar benefits to the bicyclist whose injuries result from the negligence of the insured driver. This leaves the burden of picking up the tab on the at-fault driver’s insurance and, where inadequate or insufficient to cover the damages incurred, any ensuing medical expenses must be paid by the victim.
Drivers of motor vehicles must pay careful attention to bicyclists due to their larger mass and speed. Bicyclists are small in comparison and are often difficult to see, which makes them more prone to accidents. Drivers today are more distracted than ever while driving with the massive availability of MP3 players, portable DVD players, cell phones, and iPads. A distracted and negligent driver can easily crash into a bicyclist and ruin his/her life.
The significant injuries that could result following a bicycle accident create substantial costs for victims and their families. This is when an attorney is often needed. If you have been injured while riding a bicycle, we strongly recommend that you contact us now to ensure that your receive the compensation you need and deserve. Katz Law will fight hard for you to recover the costs associated with your injuries, whether that be physical therapy, surgery, medical equipment, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
While walking from one place to another can often be very enjoyful, due to the large amount of motor vehicles on roads in California, walking can be considered dangerous at times.
Unfortunately, pedestrians have little protection against bodily harm and even death in case of an accident with a large object such as a car or a truck. The victims of such accidents often suffer significant injuries, and require extensive medical care.
Although there are many laws that require drivers of motor vehicles to pay careful attention to bicyclists and pedestrians due to their larger mass and speed, drivers are often negligent and do not abide by those laws. Pedestrian accidents usually occur when motorists fail to appreciate the presence of a jogger or pedestrian on the shoulder of the road or at an intersection. Consequently, a negligent car or truck driver, or motorcyclist, often deny any responsibility in causing a pedestrian-related accident. However, by doing the proper analysis of the scene of the accident and interviewing potential eyewitnesses, it is possible to determine whether a car or truck driver, or even motorcyclist, could have – and should have – seen a pedestrian. At Katz Law, our attorneys work with experienced accident investigators who recreate the accident and analyze evidence gathered at the scene of the accident.
Head, neck, and spinal cord injuries create substantial costs for victims and their families. So if you have been injured while walking or jogging, we strongly recommend that you contact us now to ensure that your receive the compensation you need and deserve. We will fight hard for you to recover the costs associated with your injuries, whether that be physical therapy, surgery, medical equipment, lost wages, and pain and suffering.