Serious Injury After a Pedestrian or Bicycle Accident?

Pedestrians, joggers and bicyclists who share the road with cars and other motor vehicles are often at risk because of careless and negligent motorists. Due to the lack of protection, bicycle and pedestrian accidents can often result in severe and fatal injuries for victims. Even when injuries are not life-threatening or do not result in permanent disabilities, victims have a right to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other related expenses.

At Davis Law Group, attorney Brian Davis provides experienced representation to individuals who have suffered injuries as the result of an accident in western North Carolina. We understand how driver negligence is often the sole cause of pedestrian and bicycle accidents and how to obtain compensation so that clients can start the recovery process. Pedestrians and bicycle riders have the same rights as motor vehicle drivers and should not be put at a disadvantage in accidents that threaten their well-being.

If you have been involved in a pedestrian or bicycle accident in North Carolina, contact lawyer Brian Davis to discuss your injuries and your legal options.

Causes of Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

Bicycle and pedestrian accidents are often the result of drivers who are not paying attention or who are driving recklessly. Causes of bike crashes and other pedestrian collisions include:

  • Failure to see or stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Failure to use headlights when necessary
  • Opening car doors into the path of a biker
  • Speeding or not adhering to road signs
  • Failure to notice bicyclists or pedestrians on shoulders or paths

In North Carolina, however, the law of contributory negligence often prevents many bicyclists and pedestrians from ever recovering compensation for their injuries. If it can be shown that the victim was even 1% at fault, that person will be unable to recover any damages caused by the accident. This means that it is critical for an attorney to properly investigate any accident in order to protect the rights of their client.

The contributory negligence issue is also why we advise everyone to avoid speaking to an insurance adjuster about any of the details of how your accident happened. Providing the details to the insurance company may provide the insurance carrier with the ammunition it needs to deny your claim. Speaking with an attorney who is experienced in combating contributory negligence will arm you with the evidence needed to recover fair and reasonable compensation for your injuries.

Speak With an Experienced Lawyer About Your Accident

Attorney Brian Davis is dedicated to protecting the rights of bicyclists and pedestrians in North Carolina and has more than two decades of personal injury experience. As a cyclist himself, he is particularly adept at understanding the complex issues cyclists face in an accident situation. Contact us at Davis Law Group to discuss your case and to learn more about your options for recovery. Call our firm to schedule a free initial consultation at 919-939-2105 and get the honest answers you need.