Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents
Helping Injured Bicyclists And Pedestrians
Walking and using bicycles among both kids and adults has grown steadily in recent years. No longer is being a pedestrian or a biker considered a way of transportation for only those without a car or bus fare. The delays of standstill traffic on the roads, the climbing costs of fuel, and the opportunity for fun and exercise all make bicycles a viable transportation alternative for many in Virginia, Maryland and D.C.
Increasing Number Of Accidents
Unfortunately, while bike riders and pedestrians have become more aware of the laws protecting them, motor vehicle drivers have not.
If you or a member of your family suffered an injury while walking or biking in the Washington, D.C., metro area, talk to an attorney at Lewis & Tompkins, P.C. as soon as possible. Evidence and eyewitness accounts for these types of accidents often disappear in a hurry.
Our experience includes helping injured riders and pedestrians recover full compensation for accidents involving:
- Drunk and distracted drivers
- Children’s injuries
- Illegal turns by driver
- “Dooring” injuries
- Speeding and reckless driving
- Hit-and-run accidents
We Need Better Safety Measures
But despite a growing trend toward improving safety for bicyclists and pedestrians, including the widespread use of safety helmets, better intersection markings, more accessible and safer trails and routes for bikes, and the use of reflective lights and clothing so that bicyclists are more conspicuous on the road, bicycle accidents resulting in injury continue to occur at a steady rate.
Most bicycle and pedestrian injury cases are settled before trial, but when the insurance company or negligent party won’t agree to a figure that is fair and just to the injured bicyclist, there’s no reason to accept it. Lewis & Tompkins is a small law firm with a regional and national reach. We take every injury seriously. Our successful trial experience makes Lewis & Tompkins a law firm that insurance companies also take seriously.
Contact Us Right Away
Hiring our attorneys to represent your case helps ensure that you get the maximum amount you are legally entitled to. Whether your pedestrian or bicycle accident injury case is settled in mediation or requires a verdict by trial. Call us right away at 202-296-0666 or contact us by email to arrange a free case evaluation.