Motorcycle, Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents
We serve a number of clients who have been injured while operating a motorcycle or a bicycle. Motorcycle accident victims and bicycle accident victims will frequently encounter painful physical and emotional injuries just as may be encountered by persons involved in auto and truck crashes. However, the victim of a motorcycle accident is statistically more likely to suffer injuries that are serious and debilitating because motorcycles lack protective cages and seatbelts or airbags, and because motorcycles operate at highway speeds. Moreover, motorcyclists are frequently ejected from the vehicle during the crash and can suffer road burns and serious head injuries.
Bicyclists frequently are clipped from behind or the side by an inattentive driver who fails to safely pass or slow down for the cyclist. Bicyclists can suffer similar injuries because of open exposure to high speed vehicles and often such injuries can be just as serious. Though cyclists have the same legal protections on the road as cars and trucks, it is helpful to have an attorney with experience to make clear to jurors that drivers who are careless around motorcycles and bicycles should be held to account for their wrongful conduct.
Like other accident victims, motorcyclists and bicyclists who are injured in a crash will benefit from the representation of an attorney who will vigorously advocate for their legal rights. Our firm is experienced in this area of the law and stands read to serve the injured cyclist.
Bicycle Safety in Indiana
We frequently assist persons injured in pedestrian accidents. These cases include people who are victims of a distracted driver. A driver who approaches a crosswalk while reading a text message or attempting to answer a phone or even read a map is a distracted driver. Serious injuries frequently occur in a bicycle or pedestrian accident. Because the victim has minimal crash protection, we find a high rate of:
- Back injuries
- Bones fractures
- Brain damage
- Fatal injuries
in pedestrian accidents, and bicycle accidents as well, an insurance company may try to shift blame to the pedestrian or the cyclist. Having experienced lawyers assisting you with such claims is the key to getting a fair settlement.
For more specific examples of the areas of law in which we concentrate, the firm has compiled a list of notable cases for your review.
Here is a link to the importance of preserving evidence following a crash involving pedestrians or vehicles.