Legal Counsel in Pasadena for Bicycle and Pedestrian Accident Victims

Respected law firm provides dedicated personal injury representation throughout California

Riding a bicycle or enjoying a leisurely walk quickly can turn into a devastating situation. Troubling statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal that in 2011, there were 677 fatalities resulting from bicycle-vehicle crashes in the United States. There were also 38,000 bicyclist injuries reported that year; however, only about 10 percent of bicycle injuries are reported to the police. The Law Offices of Pius Joseph has helped accident victims recover damages for their injuries for more than 25 years. We have the skills, knowledge and experience to fight for just compensation in your pedestrian or bicycle accident.

Types of injuries associated with bicycle accidents

Bicycle accidents can lead to a number of different injuries ranging from those relatively minor to others far more serious. The National Safety Council estimates that the cost of bicyclist injury and death exceeds $4 billion each year in the United States. Common bicycle injuries include:

  • Bone fractures of the arms, legs and ribs
  • Bruises, lacerations and abrasions
  • Back and neck strains
  • Knee and ankle strains

Studies show that the highest incidence of bicycle injuries is among males between the ages of nine and 15. Not wearing a helmet and protective safety gear and riding in unsafe environments also lead to an increased risk of bicycle injury and death.

What are some common pedestrian accidents?

According to NHTSA, there were 4,280 pedestrian fatalities nationwide in 2010, with 599 of those in California alone. Our state, along with Florida, Texas and New York, is among the top four for pedestrians killed in traffic accidents. Pedestrian accidents can be attributed to a number of causes including:

  • Hit and run accidents
  • Driving under the influence
  • Car door and parked car accidents
  • Aggressive driving and road rage
  • Speeding
  • Failure of cars to adhere to pedestrian crosswalk laws

The recovery process following a pedestrian accident can be grueling and expensive. You can benefit from a trusted Pasadena personal injury law firm to advocate for you. We fight to recover the costs associated with medical bills and lost income potential. Additionally, we seek compensation for your pain and suffering.

Our Pasadena law firm helps you recover from a bicycle or pedestrian accident

You deserve confident representation to guide you through the legal system after an accident. The Law Offices of Pius Joseph is devoted to providing sound legal advice and representation throughout California. Schedule a free initial consultation at our Pasadena office and take advantage of our ample parking options and flexible office hours. Contact us online or call us at 626-397-1050 to discuss to your options.