PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE ACCIDENTS

Youngstown Pedestrian And Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Walking or riding a bicycle to work may seem completely safe. However, in populated urban areas, serious injury or even death is a greater possibility than you may think. In fact, pedestrian accidents resulted in 5,984 fatalities in 2017 alone. This means pedestrians and bicyclists must take extra precautions when hitting the streets.

If you’ve been seriously injured while walking or riding a bike, due to someone else’s negligence, there’s a good chance you have a claim for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. At Anzellotti, Sperling, Pazol & Small, we’ve been protecting the rights of injured victims in Youngstown and the surrounding areas for over four decades. We’ll ensure you get the compensation you deserve after an accident and we don’t get paid unless we recover money for you.

Common Causes of Accidents

Motorists often fail to give pedestrians and bicyclists the right of way. Sometimes they’re simply ignored or overlooked altogether. When this happens, accidents can occur and the victims are often left with debilitating injuries. Unfortunately, the prevalence of mobile electronic devices has led to more incidents of distracted driving. This puts pedestrians and bikers at a higher risk of injury. Some other common causes of accidents include:

 

  • Drivers failing to observe traffic signs and signals
  • Driving under the influence
  • Motorists failing to slow down in bad weather
  • Vehicles backing out of driveways or parking lots
  • Dangerous lane changes
  • Reckless driving

 

Because pedestrians and cyclists are completely vulnerable when struck by a vehicle, there’s a good chance they’ll sustain serious injuries. If this happens to you and you feel the driver was negligent or reckless, you have a right to seek compensation. Our legal team can evaluate the details of the accident and help you obtain damages through negotiation or a lawsuit if necessary.

Injuries Caused by Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

Both pedestrians and bicyclists are at a disadvantage when an accident involving a motor vehicle occurs. Bicyclists may be wearing a helmet, but that’s the only protection they have. The results of an impact with a motor vehicle can be devastating. Some common injuries pedestrians and cyclists sustain include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Lacerations
  • Internal injuries
  • Back and neck injuries

If you’ve experienced a serious injury, you may be dealing with the loss of income, pain and suffering, and expensive medical bills. Don’t allow a negligent or careless driver to ruin your future. Let our legal team either negotiate an appropriate settlement or represent you in a court of law. We have the expertise and resources to investigate the, determine if the other party was at fault, negotiate a settlement or present the case to a jury.

Ohio Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Attorneys You Can Trust

If you were hit by a negligent driver while walking or riding a bicycle, you need a skilled personal injury lawyer in your corner. At Anzellotti, Sperling, Pazol & Small, it’s our goal to help injured victims get the compensation they need to move on from the event. For decades we’ve been providing strong personal injury representation to people across Ohio including Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Portage, Stark, Summit, and Ashtabula Counties. Contact us today at (330) 792-6033 to schedule a free consultation.