Bike and Pedestrian Accidents
Indianapolis Accident Attorneys Protecting the Rights of Injured Pedestrians and Cyclists
Motor vehicle operators are required to exercise reasonable care when sharing the roadway with pedestrians and bicyclists. If reckless or negligent driving — such as speeding, failure to adhere to traffic laws or driving under the influence — injured you or caused a brain injury or wrongful death to your beloved family member, you may be entitled to compensation.
At Doehrman Chamberlain, our Indianapolis accident lawyers have decades of collective experience and are renowned for their exceptional representation of pedestrian and bicycle accident victims. We work closely with pedestrian accident investigators and other experts to help ensure that justice is served.
Negligent and Reckless Motorists Injure Cyclists and Pedestrians
Motorists have a responsibility to drive in a safe and observant manner and to adhere to all traffic laws. Every day, pedestrians and cyclists die or suffer serious injuries as the result of negligence or recklessness on the part of car and truck drivers.
Commonly, drivers fail to notice a pedestrian in the road because they are distracted by a cell phone, CD player or some other diversion. Accidents caused by negligent drivers account for the majority of catastrophic injuries, traumatic brain injuries and death. Other causes of bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and car accidents include:
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Failure to come to a stop at a traffic sign or light
- Failure to stop prior to turning right on a red light at an intersection
- Failure to stop at a crosswalk
- Failure to adhere to the speed limit in residential areas
- Failure to exercise reasonable caution to avoid accidents
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
If you have been injured in a serious pedestrian or bicycle accident, our Indianapolis accident lawyers will defend your rights as a victim. We will hold negligent, reckless or careless drivers accountable for their actions.
If you or someone close to you has been injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, or if your loved one was a pedestrian or bicyclist killed in a fatal car accident, we are here to help. Contact us today online or by telephone at 800-269-3443 to speak with an experienced Indianapolis car accident attorney.