Bicycle and Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Mobile, Alabama
When bicycle and pedestrian accidents occur, information and evidence tend to disappear quickly. A well-executed investigation can answer questions that are crucial to a lawsuit for damages. Who witnessed the accident and where do they live? Was the vehicle driver and victim insured and what are the applicable policy terms and coverage? Was the biker or pedestrian following the rules of the road?
The attorneys of the personal injury law firm of Clay, Massey & Associates, P.C., have handled thousands of personal injury claims and we focus our initial efforts on a crucial process — fully investigating the accident.
What Should I Do After Being Injured In A Bicycle Accident?
Bicycling is one of the most popular forms of transportation and recreation amongst Alabamians of all ages. As interest in bicycle riding increases and more time is spent on bikes, unfortunately crash injuries and fatalities have also risen, too. Stats from the most recent year show over two hundred injuries and nine fatalities resulting from bicycle crashes. Injuries resulting from cycling accidents are often life-changing and potentially catastrophic.
Determining who is at fault in an accident involving a bicyclist is the highest priority, and that’s where our skilled investigators go to work immediately. Our professional investigators will visite the accident scene, locate and interview witnesses, and obtain and analyze police reports. We then review medical records, insurance policies and other key documents and thoroughly prepare the case for negotiation and, if necessary, trial.
Some common causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Drivers drifting into dedicated bicycle lanes
- Drivers not giving the required minimum 3ft of clearance when passing cyclists
- Drivers colliding with cyclists when turning
- Drivers running red lights or stop signs at intersections
- Poor road conditions or inclement weather
If you or a loved one are injured in a bicycle accident, contact our experienced injury attorneys today for a free consultation.
What Should I Do If I’m A Pedestrian Injured In An Accident?
When pedestrians are struck by vehicles while walking or jogging, the results are often catastrophic and can be permanently life-changing. Unfortunately motorists often fail to appropriately yield the right-of-way, or become distracted while driving and fail to notice walkers or joggers until it’s too late. Determining liability and holding the responsible party accountable is key to obtaining the maximum compensation.
Drivers can be held liable for injuries caused to pedestrians when collisions occur through negligence, or operating their vehicle in an otherwise unsafe manner. Recent data shows that while the number of people killed inside a vehicle has been declining, pedestrian fatalties have risen over 60% in the past decade with Mobile holding a top-3 spot for most pedestrian deaths.
Insurance companies will work to to find any reason to deny a claim. Pedestrians are often incorrectly found to be at-fault in an accident. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced injury attorney and a strong investigative team to work on behalf of the injured victim. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, let our team work to get you the compensation you deserve, which may include:
Loss of Income & Future Earnings
- Pain & Suffering
- Mental or Emotional Distress
If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident in Mobile, Alabama that was caused by someone else’s negligence, give us a call immediately to schedule a free consultation!
Contact Our Personal Injury Firm in Mobile, Alabama
The injury attorneys at Clay, Massey & Associates, P.C., provides free initial consultations. We are conveniently located in downtown Mobile, Alabama. We are available for hospital and home visits and work exclusively on a contingency fee basis — you pay no attorney’s fees unless we win your case. To contact an attorney at our firm, call 251-433-1000.