Every year, hundreds of West Virginia bicyclists and pedestrians are either injured or killed in car accidents. Even a cautious pedestrian cannot always protect themselves against a reckless driver, and bicyclists are frequently cut off by impatient or inattentive motorists. Unfortunately, many insurance companies will try to pin the blame for a pedestrian or bicycle accident on the injured party, despite the fact that drivers have clear responsibilities when approaching a crosswalk, navigating a parking lot, or sharing the road with bicycles.
Some of the most common causes of car accidents involving pedestrians and/or bicycles are:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
Pedestrians and bicyclists may be difficult to see, but that does not absolve drivers of their responsibility to be aware of them at all times. If you were injured as a pedestrian or bicyclist in a car accident, our experienced Morgantown car accident lawyers can help you fight for the full amount of compensation you deserve. We will investigate the accident to gather the evidence you need to prove who is at fault, and protect your rights. Be sure you know how much your claim is truly worth before you accept any initial settlement from an insurance company.
If you have been injured, or if your loved one has been killed in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, please contact Jim Leach, L.C., today or call 304-865-8530 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Morgantown car accident attorneys.