Protecting The Safety Of Pedestrians And Cyclists
Cyclists and pedestrians are the most vulnerable commuters on the road, with less bodily protection than a driver in a car or a truck, and motor vehicle accidents often result in significant injuries or death.
If you or a loved one has been hit by a car, call us at 612-254-6409 to discuss the recourse available to you.
Securing Your Right To The Road
Everyone deserves to feel safe on the road, and Minnesota is continually promoting newer and safer programs supporting pedestrians and cyclists, including bike lanes, bike boulevards, the greenway, rail trails, Nice Ride, sidewalks, crosswalks and other livability initiatives. Sharing the road is not perfect however, and pedestrian and cycling accidents involving cars as well as accidents involving trucks and motorcycles are too frequent and result in serious injuries.
If you are a pedestrian or cyclist and also have a car and pay for auto insurance, your no-fault insurance benefits can be claimed, even when you are not operating your vehicle. However, if you are not a car or truck driver and do not have auto insurance, it is important to secure the services of an experienced bicycle accident lawyer to help you secure the damages you are owed after your accident. Insurance may be able to cover the costs of your medical bills, lost wages and other suffering resulting from your accident.
Assisting Injured Parents And Children
Although green commuter numbers are growing, children and adolescents are also at risk of being involved in a cycling or pedestrian accident, especially when playing in the neighborhood or coming home from school. Personal injury claims involving children are more complex than those for adults.
Our personal injury practice distinguishes itself from other firms in that we focus heavily upon personal injury cases involving children. There are a number of unique circumstances involved in a child’s personal injury case. Our attorney can discuss with you the following:
- Filing a personal injury claim and negotiating a settlement on behalf of a child
- Entitlement to compensation for children
- Legal liability of your child’s actions in relation to the accident
- Statute of limitations
- Which parties receive the damages funds
- How medical bills can be recovered
Contact Our Compassionate Attorneys Now
Call 612-254-6409 to schedule your free consultation at our Woodbury office. You can also schedule your case evaluation online. We will discuss your circumstances and the options available to you. Our firm is committed to providing friendly and straightforward legal advice, so our doors are always open.