Cars can be quite dangerous to cyclists and pedestrians. This is even more true now given the rise of distracted drivers using smart phones to text, check their email, and search for music while they’re driving.
If you’ve been hit by a motor vehicle while riding your bike, jogging, or taking a walk, you may be able to recover money for your injuries. Indeed, even if the driver doesn’t have any insurance (or not enough insurance) to cover your injuries, your own car insurance may protect you under your “uninsured” or “underinsured” motorist coverage.
Bicycle and pedestrian accidents may also occur due to improperly maintained streets or sidewalks. In these cases, it may be necessary to sue the city or municipality responsible for roads and walkways.
The legal team at Ellis & Estes are experienced in assisting people injured in these types of cases. Please call or email us today for a free consultation to discuss your case.