Injured In A Bicycle or Pedestrian Accident?
You have been injured or your child has been injured or killed in a bicycle or pedestrian accident. Perhaps the police report finds you or your child at fault for crossing the street in mid-block or for some other reason. Don’t despair. You or your child may nevertheless be entitled to compensation for the harm. But you need a top-notch bicycle and pedestrian lawyer with the knowledge, experience, and resources to hire accident reconstruction experts.
The police report and opinion of the investigating cop is inadmissible evidence. If the vehicle driver was paying attention, as the law requires, did he or she have the time to observe and react before impact? Was there some road design defect that contributed to causing the accident? Was there some visual obscurement to the driver’s view that should have prompted added caution? Experts are often able to reconstruct the accident and do time/distance computations and reaction time evaluations to prove the conduct of the driver contributed to the cause of the accident. Through such experts, we routinely prove that fault lies with the vehicle driver, even though the police report blames you or your child.
We recover large settlements and verdicts in such accidents even when the driver has little or no insurance. How? If you or your child had auto insurance with uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (which is very likely) it applies to such accidents even though you were or your child was a pedestrian or bicyclist. That is, you and your child are covered by such insurance when struck by any motor vehicle. Period.
Get Help From a Santa Ana Pedestrian and Bicycle Injury Attorney
Talk with our Orange County pedestrian and bicycle accident attorneys at the Traut Firm by calling James at 714-835-7000. You can also contact us online. Consultations are free and confidential.