SOLANO COUNTY BICYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
MICHAEL REHM – (707) 225-0731
Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents
As more attention is paid to the negative environmental impact of motor vehicles, many people are choosing to walk or cycle as a means of daily transportation. Even if they live too far from work to walk or ride, more and more people are choosing greener modes of transportation for getting around town and running errands. Walking or bicycling is also a great physical activity that can keep you in shape while helping the planet. However, you must be careful when sharing the road with cars and trucks.
Accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists are more common than you think. All motor vehicle drivers have a duty to responsibly share the road. Unfortunately, many drivers are not always aware of pedestrians and bicyclists on the roadways. That’s when an accident happens. In 2018, there were 72 people killed or injured in Solano County as a result of bicycle accidents, and 17 pedestrians killed or injured in the same year.
Why You Need a Pedestrian & Bicycle Accident Attorney
Because of the serious nature of accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists, it is important to contact a Solano County Bicycle Accident Attorney right away. After an accident, the driver’s insurance company may attempt to settle with you quickly out of court. However, the insurance company is not working for you. Insurance companies want to simply make as much money as possible. They sometimes do this by offering quick, low settlements. Many people are tempted to take these offers, not realizing that they might be entitled to substantially more compensation. Having an attorney who is experienced with pedestrian and bicycle accidents can help you get a settlement that takes into account all of your losses, such as medical expenses and lost wages, but also additional losses you may incur in the future as a result of your injuries.
The Dangers of Sharing the Road with Drivers
There are many areas on our roads that have well-marked bicycle lanes and other measures for sharing the road. But sometimes, vehicle drivers do not notice people on bicycles. They are often distracted, or they may be paying more attention to other cars than the people riding bicycles. Being hit by a moving vehicle while you are on a bicycle can result in any number of injuries, from scratches and bruises to broken bones and serious internal damage. You may even suffer from long term brain injuries, paralysis, or death.
Pedestrians are also at risk when they share the road with motor vehicles. It is extremely important to follow all laws and safety guidelines when you are walking on the roadways. Always use crosswalks and the appropriate crossing lights, never leave the sidewalk suddenly or stop in the middle of the roadway and do everything that you can to make yourself visible to drivers such as wearing brightly colored clothing. Even when pedestrians follow all the best safety practices, they can still be difficult for drivers to see. Being struck by a moving vehicle regardless of the vehicle’s speed can cause great harm to a pedestrian.
Vallejo Pedestrian Accident Attorney Michael Rehm Is Here To Help
At The Law Office Of Michael Rehm, we understand the difficulties and issues you face when you are involved in a bicycle or pedestrian accident. All car accidents are serious, but when you’re a pedestrian or a cyclist involved in an accident with a car, it can be much more damaging due to the lack of protection and the size and strength of the car. Attorney Rehm will do everything he can to make sure you get the justice and compensation you’re entitled to if you are injured in a bicycle or pedestrian accident.
Michael Rehm provides representation for bicycle and pedestrian accident cases in Solano County, California, throughout the Bay Area, and the whole state of Sunny California. Attorney Michael Rehm has been practicing law for more than fifteen years. Contact us today at (707) 225-0731 for a free, confidential consultation and get started on the path to physical and financial recovery.
SOLANO COUNTY PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT LAWYER
MICHAEL REHM – (707) 225-0731
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