Have You Been Injured As A Pedestrian Or Bicyclist?

Car crashes receive the headlines, but they overshadow two scary types of motor vehicle accidents: those that involve vehicles colliding with pedestrians or bicyclists.

Pedestrian Accidents

Thousands of pedestrians die each year in accidents involving motor vehicles. In fact, it's common for Texas to have more than 500 pedestrian traffic deaths in a year, according to the National Safety Council.

With pedestrian accidents, the pedestrian can legitimately pursue legal action if the motorist's negligence caused the pedestrian's injuries. Typical scenarios involve:

  • Speeding
  • Not yielding at a crosswalk
  • Not obeying street signs or signals
  • Drunk or impaired driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Texting or using the phone

Courts examine a variety of factors when determining fault, but in general, motorists must use a reasonable amount of care and caution under the circumstances.

Bicycle Accidents

With millions of bicyclists in America, it is inevitable that accidents will happen. Each year, nearly half a million people are treated for injuries suffered in collisions with motor vehicles, according to the National Safety Council.

Common causes of bike accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Illegal turns
  • Driving in bicycle lanes
  • Not obeying street signs or signals

As with accidents involving pedestrians, motorists owe a reasonable amount of care not only to the other vehicles on the road, but also to bicycles and pedestrians.

Free Consultations

If you have been injured as a pedestrian or while biking, you need an attorney who will fight for the compensation you deserve. At Grimes & Fertitta, P.C., in Houston and The Woodlands, we provide free consultations for injury victims. To arrange a meeting, call 281-407-8256 or 800-584-3973, or email the firm to get in touch with one of our lawyers.