A traffic accident has the potential to cause catastrophic injury to a pedestrian or bicycle rider, even at a low speed. Cyclists and pedestrians are not afforded the protection of the steel frame, airbags, and seat belt that a motor vehicle offers. If they are struck by a car, truck, or SUV, they may experience a number of serious injuries that limit their quality of life. They may face exorbitant medical bills and reduced income from missed work. Recovering fair compensation is an injured pedestrian or bicyclist’s best chance at rebuilding and moving on.
At Ortega, McGlashan, Hicks & Perez, PLLC we represent injured pedestrians and bicycle riders and the families of those who have lost their lives in traffic accidents across Texas and New Mexico. With over 80 years of collective legal experience, our El Paso bicycle accident lawyers understand how to approach these cases in order to grant our clients the best opportunity at swift, positive results.
To learn more about what your case is worth and how we can help, call (915) 206-5154 for a free consultation.
What Causes Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents?
A single accident may have one or more of any of a number of causes. These causes may be linked to negligence or wrongdoing on the part of a motorist, an auto manufacturer, or even a municipality responsible for maintaining safe bike paths and pedestrian walkways. Through the years, we have dealt with all types of traffic accident claims involving pedestrians and bicyclists.
Some potential causes of pedestrian and bicycle accidents include:
- Distracted motorists (talking on the phone, texting while driving, etc.)
- Drunk motorists (or drivers who are under the influence of drugs)
- Traffic violations (speeding, failing to yield, following too closely, etc.)
- Defective roadways (including faulty traffic lights, poorly maintained bike paths, etc.)
- Defective automobiles (such as faulty brakes, etc.)
A meticulous investigation into the circumstances surrounding your accident will yield its cause, and our team of El Paso bicycle accident attorneys will use this information and the evidence at hand to fight for a fair recovery on your behalf. We spare no effort in the pursuit of justice for injured pedestrians and bicyclists.