Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
No matter how careful a bicyclist is, the road is a dangerous place to drive or walk or be on. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 726 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles in 2014. A bicyclist hit by a car may suffer catastrophic injuries that include head trauma and/or paralysis, and even death.
Bicyclists are subject to many of the same laws and protections as motorists. However, they are often involved in a collision with a motorist who:
- Exhibits a lack of driver awareness
- Follows too closely
- Drives recklessly
- Operates a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
Our firm has successfully represented the family of a Pelotonia bicyclist in 2010 who was killed when she was struck by a pickup truck. The firm has represented many high profile injuries or deaths of cyclists over the years and are experts in this field.
The Columbus Bar Association recently interviewed partner Mark Kitrick regarding the new Ohio bicycle law:
Columbus Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,884 pedestrians were killed in crashes with motor vehicles in 2014. If the motorist is negligent, our attorneys can handle your personal injury or wrongful death claim. We have handled many famous or well-known pedestrian death and injury cases over the years and are highly skilled at analyzing all the laws and damages that apply.