Nueces County Personal Injury Attorneys Representing Injured Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Motor vehicle collisions can result in serious injuries for anyone who was involved, as well as significant property damage. While drivers and passengers may be injured in a car accident, pedestrians or bicyclists who are struck by a vehicle are likely to suffer much more serious injuries. In many cases, these types of accidents occur because of driver negligence. Victims may be able to take legal action against a negligent driver and recover financial compensation for the damages they have suffered. To ensure that these issues will be addressed correctly, injured pedestrians or bicyclists can work with an attorney who is experienced in these types of cases.

The Edwards Law Firm provides representation to clients in multiple different types of personal injury cases, and we have helped numerous injury victims receive compensation from negligent drivers or others who caused them harm. Our lawyers have been working in this field for a combined total of over 100 years, and with our understanding of the laws that affect car accidents and injuries, we ensure that our clients take the correct steps to address their damages. If you have been injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, we will not rest until you are made whole.

Liability for Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

People who are struck by vehicles while walking or biking can suffer multiple types of severe injuries. These may include traumatic brain injuriesspinal cord injuries, broken bones, or dislocated joints that occur due to the impact of a vehicle or when a person is thrown to the ground. In some cases, a person's injuries may result in permanent disabilities or wrongful death.

Multiple forms of driver negligence may be to blame for accidents involving pedestrians or bicyclists, including:

  • Distracted driving - Drivers who use cell phones while driving or who otherwise fail to pay attention to the road may not notice a pedestrian who is crossing the street or walking near the road, and they may strike a person when proceeding through an intersection, making turns, or entering or exiting a driveway. Distractions can also affect a driver's ability to share the road safely with bicycles, and their failure to notice bicycles may cause them to collide with a bicyclist, turn in front of them, or run them off the road.
  • Drunk driving - Intoxication by alcohol or drugs can affect a driver's ability to see pedestrians and bicyclists and respond in time to avoid striking them. The use of these substances can affect a driver's judgment, vision, reaction times, and coordination, making them much more likely to inflict serious injuries in a pedestrian or bicycle accident.
  • Traffic violations - Actions such as speeding, running red lights or stop signs, or making illegal turns increase the likelihood that a driver will collide with a pedestrian or bicyclist. Drivers may also injure bicyclists if they do not follow the laws that require them to share the road safely with bicycles, such as by passing a bicycle too closely or refusing to allow a bicyclist to merge into traffic or make a legal turn.
  • Dooring - Bicyclists can be seriously injured if a driver or passenger opens the door of their vehicle into a bicycle's path. This may occur after a person parks a vehicle next to a bike lane or a lane of traffic where a bicyclist is traveling. Dooring may cause a person to be thrown from a bicycle and suffer serious injuries.

Contact Our Corpus Christi Bicycle and Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Our firm provides legal help and representation to those who have been injured by negligent drivers. Following a pedestrian or bicycle accident, we will work to gather evidence showing that a driver was responsible for the victim's injuries. To learn how we can help you recover compensation for damages in these types of accidents, contact our office by calling 361-320-6752 and arrange your free consultation. We provide legal help to injured bicyclists and pedestrians in Corpus Christi, Rockport, Aransas Pass, Nueces County, Alice, Robstown, Port Aransas, Kingsville, and Portland.

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