Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
Expert Advocates for the Most Vulnerable Accident Victims
The Sacramento area is a bicycle friendly region for bike commuters, and Folsom is a jumping off point for the Sacramento Bike Trail. Folsom even hosted a leg of the Tour de California bike race in 2014. With so much cycling activity, there will always be accidents due to negligent drivers. If you are struck by a vehicle while on your bicycle, the experienced bicycle accident attorneys of Adams & Corzine have the expertise to ensure you get the best advice and support in gaining appropriate compensation for your injuries.
Cyclists are less protected than motorists, and bicycle accidents often result in serious injury or death. In fact, 741 U.S. bicyclists were killed in bicycle-versus-vehicle accidents in 2013. One of the more common types of bicycle injuries is severe head trauma, which can dramatically impact the life of both the victim and their family. Even injured cyclists who do not have a visible head injury may still suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as a closed-head injury. These injuries occur when the brain experiences a jarring impact. Cyclists with these types of injuries often suffer from confusion, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, headaches, difficulty completing tasks, and changes in personality or energy level.
Pedestrians face risks similar to those of bicycle riders. If you or a loved one are struck by a negligent driver while walking legally along or across a road, you may legally be entitled to receive compensation for the injuries that you sustain.
An accident attorney who understands pedestrian and bicycle laws throughout the greater Sacramento area can be a powerful advocate in court. If you have been injured by a negligent driver while on foot, you will need the help of a personal injury lawyer to decide if the insurance company is offering you a fair settlement or if you might be able to get greater compensation in court.
How to begin your personal injury case
At Adams & Corzine we are experienced, passionate personal injury bicycle and pedestrian accident lawyers. We have worked closely with cycling accident victims and their families to achieve justice after an injury or death. We understand the details of state and local bicycle laws and will advocate for you in both negotiation and courtroom settings.
If you need help from an experienced attorney, please contact our team at Adams & Corzine today so we can set up a free consultation to talk about your case.