Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Biking Safety Facts
- 743 pedalcyclists killed and an estimated 48,000 injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2013 alone.
- Average Age of Killed Pedalcyclist was 40 Years of Age.
- 43% of 2012’s bicycle accidents occurred at an intersection.
Biking Safety Facts
Source Credit: The Atlantic – Pittsburgh: ‘It’s Better Than You Thought’
Bicyclists and pedestrians enjoy the same rights as other motorists who travel on the road. However, cyclists and pedestrians are more likely to be injured while traveling due to the lack of protection offered by bicycles or street clothing. In fact, there were 743 pedalcyclists killed and an estimated 48,000 injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2013 alone. Sadly, there is high evidence that this is mostly due to distracted driving. While we may think of the tragic scenario where a small child wanders into the street alone, the fact is that the average age of a pedalcyclists killed in traffic crashes is 44 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
You may also be surprised that there is not a high degree of safety offered by all the signals at intersections as 43% of 2012’s bicycle accidents occurred at an intersection. This is an excerpt describing how a local biker died in the Oakland Neighborhood in October of 2015 while stopped at a redlight:
“A car in one of two through lanes attempted to cross over into the turning lane but struck a vehicle behind the cyclist. That car then struck the bicycle, pushing it into the car in front of it and knocking it over, between the two vehicles. ~ www.post-gazette.com”
If you or a loved one is a victim of a life altering road accident – In cases where negligence is a factor (drunk driving, distracted driving, drowsy driving ect) – you could be entitled to damages beyond standard insurance payouts.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Damages
Our law firm understands that recovering from an accident that was not your fault is a long process. Physical injuries must heal, emotional scars must heal, even mental anguish must heal before you or a loved one can experience a full life again. All too often we service clients who are going through the legal process while grieving for a lost love one who was killed. That is why our slogan is “Rebuilding Lives one Case at a Time”. We see beyond the settlement to what it means – a way to get back to normal. Our experienced team will build a case that maximizes your settlement or we will we will honestly tell you upfront that it may not be worth pursuing based on the case evidence. Either way, we work so you can gain closure on a terrible time in your life. Our number is 855-90-4INJURY – the call is free, the consultation is free, and we don’t charge a penny unless we win your case.