Each year, thousands of pedestrians and bicyclists are injured in traffic-related accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that pedestrian accident injuries occur in the United States every 8 minutes, with fatalities totaling 5,376 in 2015 alone. More than 44 individuals were killed by motorists in Chicago in 2016, up 26 percent from 2014, according to data released by the Chicago Department of Transportation.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian or bicycle accident resulting in injuries of any kind, contact Cooney & Conway today at 800-322-5573 for a free consultation about your personal injury case involving a bicycle or pedestrian accident.
Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents Rising Nationwide
For victims involved in a bicycle or pedestrian accident, contacting a personal injury lawyer can help recover financial compensation for injuries. Pain and suffering, medical bills, loss of ability to go about one’s normal activities, and other economic or non-economic losses may be recoverable damages in serious injury cases.
Pedestrians and cyclists on the road are not always granted the same courtesy drivers will give to other drivers. This can often lead to serious injuries for accident victims. An accident or collision can happen in the blink of an eye, and in today’s exploding technological age, attention is easily diverted, which creates a dangerous combination.
A wide range of conditions can lead to the injury of pedestrians and bicyclists by motor vehicles, including failure to pay attention to them on the road. Among the most common situations in which a pedestrian or bicycle is struck include:
- Blindly backing out of driveways or parking areas
- Construction zone driving
- Disobeying traffic signs and signals
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks
- Speeding in residential and common walkway areas
- Unsafe driving practices in inclement weather
Legal Counsel for Bicycle & Pedestrian Accident Victims
The personal injury law firm of Cooney & Conway can assist accident injury victims to pursue legal courses of action that will help put their lives back in order after suffering such a potentially traumatizing experience. Catastrophic injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists can have devastating effects for them and their families that can last a lifetime.
If you have been involved in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, contact Cooney & Conway today at 800-322-5573 for a free consultation about your personal injury case involving a bicycle or pedestrian accident. CLICK HERE or fill out the contact form to the right and a knowledgeable associate will respond shortly.