Greensboro Bicycle & Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Were you hit by a car while riding your bike? Was a loved one seriously injured or killed in a pedestrian accident? Were you hurt while inline skating? Let the law firm of Schlosser & Pritchett ensure that this personal injury case brings you just compensation.
Many bicycle and pedestrian accidents occur at crosswalks or intersections. Unfortunately, pedestrian and bicycle accidents are nearly always serious or fatal because the victims have little or no protection. It is important to contact the personal injury lawyers at Schlosser & Pritchett as soon as possible so our experienced and skilled investigators can contact potential witnesses and gather and preserve evidence while it is still fresh. The force of a car, motorcycle or truck hitting an unprotected bicyclist or pedestrian can result in catastrophic injuries, such as:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Severe concussions
- Contusions and broken bones
- Severe lacerations
Causes of Bicycle Accidents
According to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, an organization maintained by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, the leading cause of bicycle accidents where a motorist and bicyclist are on a parallel path (either same direction or opposing directions) is a motorist turning or merging into the cyclist’s path. Most of these were motorists making a left turn with an oncoming bicyclist.
Where the motorist and bicyclist were on crossing paths, the most frequent causes of accidents were caused by a motorist failing to yield right-of-way at an intersection or crosswalk. More than a third of these bicycle accidents involved a motorist violating the sign or signal, striking the bicyclist at the intersection or crosswalk.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Accident Cases We Successfully Resolve:
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Drivers failing to accommodate for a bicyclist on the side of the road
- Drivers failing to slow down for pedestrians in the crosswalk
- Cars hitting pedestrians or bicyclists when turning
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Speeding or not adhering to road signs
- Failure to use headlights when necessary
Schlosser & Pritchett – Exceptional Greensboro Bicycle & Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
In North Carolina, the law of contributory negligence often prevents many bicyclists and pedestrians from ever recovering compensation for their injuries. If it can be shown that the victim was even 1% at fault, that person will be unable to recover any damages caused by the accident. This means that it is critical for a bicycle accident attorney to properly investigate any bicycle, pedestrian or jogging accident in order to protect the rights of their client.
The contributory negligence issue is also why we advise everyone to avoid speaking to an insurance adjuster about any of the details of how your accident happened. Providing the details to the insurance company may provide the insurance carrier with the ammunition it needs to deny your claim. Speaking with a Greensboro bicycle accident attorney who is experienced in combating contributory negligence will arm you with the evidence needed to recover fair and reasonable compensation for your injuries.
Call 336.292.4076 or use the convenient online form at the right of the page to submit your information, and we will contact you promptly.