Compensation For Serious Pedestrian And Bicycle Accidents

With growing awareness of the carbon footprint of commuting and the cost of gas, not to mention the beautiful scenery where we live, more and more people are cycling. These same people are at the mercy of drivers when they take to the road.

When pedestrians and cyclists are struck by a motor vehicle, the outcome can be catastrophic. The most recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration numbers are sobering, indicating that "in 2012, 726 pedalcyclists were killed and an additional 49,000 were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes. Pedalcyclist deaths accounted for 2 percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities."

If you or someone close to you was hit by a motorist in or near Gulfport, it is important to know your rights — in almost every instance, a pedestrian has the right of way. As such, it is very likely that you are entitled to compensation. The laws related to cyclists are more complex.

In either case, a skilled attorney is critical.

For more than 15 years, I have worked to help injury victims recover what they have needed and deserved following their accident. I encourage you to reach out and schedule a no-risk consultation so that you can understand to what you may be entitled if you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian or cyclist accident.

To reach out and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss any personal injury issue with our lawyer, including pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents, call our Biloxi office at 228-207-2075 or email the firm.