When You Are A Pedestrian Or Bicyclist Who Is Hit By A Car Or Truck Driver
When a pedestrian or a bicyclist is hit by a car, the result is almost always a catastrophic injury. Victims may be left with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries or other life-changing injuries. In these cases, it is important to turn to a lawyer with a record of success helping people like you get full compensation. You can find that lawyer at Smith & Griffith, LLP, in Anderson.
Clear Acts Of Negligence
All too often, pedestrian accidents happen in crosswalks when the victim is crossing with the light. These are clear acts of negligence. The driver simply failed to do what he or she was required to do and watch for foot traffic. He or she may have taken a right or left turn and hit a pedestrian crossing the street who had the right of way. We want the negligent driver held accountable for the harm he or she caused.
Similarly, bicycle accidents often happen at intersections where the victim had the right of way. Perhaps the bike rider was crossing the street in one direction, and the negligent driver was taking a left turn in the opposite direction, turning right into the victim and causing serious harm. When drivers fail to yield the right of way to bicyclists, they should be held accountable. We will investigate what caused the crash: whether the driver was distracted or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Negligence is not always clear in bicycle and pedestrian accident cases. Our Anderson pedestrian accident attorney knows how to carefully investigate and examine the evidence to determine what exactly happened and to find the most appropriate course of action, whether the victim was hit by a car in the crosswalk or outside of it. No matter what the circumstances of your collision, if the other driver is at fault, or mostly at fault it is in your best interest to speak with a personal injury attorney who handles auto collisions.