Bicycle Accident Lawyer: We all expect drivers to be courteous of pedestrians walking, running, or riding their bikes. One would expect drivers to be considerate of pedestrians and bicyclists safety. You expect for people to take caution, abide by traffic signs, and drive safely around pedestrians. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. There are thousands of injuries and deaths due to accidents between automobiles, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Even more alarming, the amount of pedestrian and bicycle accidents have significantly gone up over the past several years.
These days there are so many distractions while driving, especially with the use of cellphones. Distracted drivers have continued to result in increased pedestrian and/or bicycle injuries or deaths. In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed from those accidents and 70,000 were injured. Similarly, in 2010, 680 bicyclists were killed as a result of motorist and 52,000 injured. In 2012, 70,000 pedestrians were injured and 51,000 were riding their bikes.
These numbers have continued to rise over the past several years. These careless drivers continue to fail to yield to pedestrians or abide traffic lights. Even more have allowed distractions, such as cell phones, to take their attention off the road and their surroundings. In the matter of seconds, everyone’s lives involved in a pedestrian or bicycle accident could be changed forever.
Pedestrians and bicyclists sustain greater injuries in an accident. The injuries sustained in these types of accidents can be life changing and can result in catastrophic injuries, including: TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury); closed head injuries; neck injuries; fractures; broken bones; spinal cord injuries; paralysis;lifelong scarring; and disfigurement.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, Contact Us today. We’re a law firm you can trust, and our verdicts and settlements speak for themselves.
At Juan Lafonta & Associates, we understand the physical and emotional pain that a bicycle accident or pedestrian accident can have on you and your family. Having years of experience in representing people injured gives us the leverage and skills to fight for the compensation that you deserve. During the legal process after your injury, we treat each of our clients as an individual: respect, compassion, and empathy. Although we have successfully achieved millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, we remain committed to focusing on you and your unique situation. If you’ve been injured, we’ll fight for you.
If you or a loved one has been in a bicycle accident in New Orleans, we’ll fight hard to get you the maximum compensation when you are the most vulnerable. Let us sort out the facts and details of the case and protect your rights, while you focus on your recovery.
Contact the New Orleans bicycle accident attorneys at Juan LaFonta & Associates by filling out a contact form or calling (504) 288-4911 today.