Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

Illinois and Missouri Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Bicyclists and pedestrians have certain rights that require motorists to yield the right of way or take preventive action to avoid an accident. When bicyclists and pedestrians are struck on the side of the road or at intersections, it’s often because drivers fail to see them. However, in order to avoid serious liability, many drivers often claim it was the bicyclist or pedestrian who was at fault.

At the Johnston Law Offices, our attorneys investigate and reconstruct accidents involving bicyclists and pedestrian knockdowns. Measuring skid marks, analyzing damage to the vehicles involved, and interviewing eyewitnesses can sometimes indicate if speeding or driver inattention was a factor. We expose driver negligence and demand compensation proportional to our client’s losses.

If you have been seriously injured while riding your bike or walking along the street, contact personal injury attorneys at Johnston Law Offices today and schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help you.

Injuries in Bicycle and Pedestrian Knockdown Accidents

Johnston Law Offices represents injured cyclists and pedestrians suffering from the following kinds of injuries sustained in an accident caused by a negligent car driver:

  • Severe head trauma
  • Brain damage
  • Leg injuries
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Amputations
  • Disfigurement
  • Neck and back injuries
Wrongful Death · When Gross Negligence Results in Fatalities

Unfortunately, drunk drivers hit and kill bicyclists and pedestrians on a regular basis. Dram shop laws allow survivors to seek damages against bars, restaurants, and liquor stores when it can be proven that a drunk driver was served alcohol while being visibly intoxicated. Additionally, drivers who speed excessively, pass loading or unloading school busses, or run through intersections may be held financially accountable for fatalities they cause.

At Johnston Law Offices, our attorneys work closely with investigators in investigating fatal, alcohol-related accidents involving bicyclists and pedestrians. We review bar tabs, credit statements, and video footage when available in order to determine how much alcohol was served and when.

Determining the Cost of a Bicycle Accident or Pedestrian Knockdown

Our attorneys work with medical economists and life care planners who are experienced in working with medical cost data analysis to determine the financial impact of an injury. We ask for cost projections that take into account future medical treatment, physical therapy, in-home nursing care, medication, medical equipment, and lost wages.

We have the experience and resources needed to help you recover financially after a hit and run bicycle accident or pedestrian knockdown. To schedule a free consultation and discuss your case, contact a personal injury lawyer at Johnston Law Offices today.


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