Helping Pedestrians And Cyclists After Severe Accidents
When pedestrians and bicyclists hit the roads, they face danger from the traffic that must yield to them. Many are at great risk of harm, even when they have the right of way, because many drivers fail to look for people crossing the street or riding their bikes. When vehicle traffic violates someone’s right of way and hurts them, car insurance companies get involved – even when the pedestrian does not own a car. When that happens, you need good advice and a strong advocate for your rights.
Our attorneys at Paige J. Donnelly, Ltd., can assist you. With more than 61 years in practice, we have helped thousands of Minnesota injury survivors recover compensation for your damages. As we advocate for you, we will also serve you with compassion, respect and care.
What Are The Most Common Injuries In These Cases?
Walkers and cyclists are vulnerable on the roads because they do not have the benefit of a steel frame around them like drivers do. Some of the most common injuries that we see in these scenarios include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Bone fractures
- Road rash
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Nerve damage
- Organ damage
The pain and suffering wrought by these serious injuries cannot be overstated. If you have sustained one of these conditions because of a reckless driver, you have the right to seek compensation. We can help you recover money to pay for your bills and other damages.
Hold Drivers Accountable For Hit And Runs
If you are involved in a hit-and-run accident, you should get all the information you can to identify the owner and driver of the vehicle that leaves the scene of the accident. This includes the license plate of the vehicle, the make and model of the vehicle, and a description of the people in the vehicle.
If the hit-and-run vehicle was not insured or cannot be identified, you may be compensated by your own auto insurance policy through its uninsured motorist coverage. This provides coverage to you for the damages caused by the hit-and-run driver.
Pedestrians And Cyclists Deserve Compensation – We Can Help
Your rights as a pedestrian are just as important as those of the driver. At Paige J. Donnelly, we can hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions and help you recover compensation. To request your free initial consultation with our team, send us an email, call us at 651-728-7070 or call us toll-free at 800-559-9859.