Walking, along with biking, are efficient methods of getting around various Californian cities. It’s an emission-saving means of avoiding car payments while staying healthy. It’s unfortunate so many pedestrians and bicyclists are injured or killed each year, mostly when other cars or trucks fail to yield. We’re JML Law, advocates of alternative means of transportation who’ll provide an Anaheim pedestrian and bicycle accident attorney when calamities happen at another’s expense.
Accidents of this magnitude fall under personal injury law because you’re badly hurt but not while driving an automobile. Now, if you’ve got insurance on an expensive bicycle, that’s another area we’ll cover.
California Laws Protect Walkers and Riders
Vehicles, much heavier than humans or bikes, cause devastating damage speeding from parking lots or trying to beat yellow lights. Injuries known to prevail resulting from another’s negligent operation of their passenger vehicle include broken limbs, head, and neck injuries, even death.
So, exactly are pedestrians and bike riders getting hit when sidewalks and bicycle lanes exist?
- Blatant disregard for traffic signals.
- Driving while intoxicated, distracted, or overtired.
- Barreling through pedestrian crosswalks without looking both ways or yielding as directed.
- Failing to reduce speed during inclement weather.
- Not checking blind spots when backing out of tight parking areas.
- Driving through construction areas without following flagmen and women.
- Simply not paying attention to surroundings.
Our Anaheim pedestrian and bicycle accident attorneys work hard to distinguish at-fault parties from those following laws. Most accidents are avoidable, which our litigation of your case will unveil. JML Law has successfully fought and won, cases where drivers simply didn’t care where crosswalks or pedestrians existed, because they’re blowing through the red light, and that’s that.
Our Team Focuses on Settling Your Claim
Accuracy, not speed, wins fair settlements for clients. That’s been our mantra since we established our firm and will continue to be how we litigate moving forward. Before commencing the negotiation process, our team gathers everything necessary to substantiate your case where another’s reckless regard for human safety injured you.
The most important component of litigating claims is distancing clients from fault. Defendants will often claim ‘they could have moved’ or ‘we had right of way’. Neither holds water, since the point of impact will clearly show they failed to yield or exercise caution. Or, camera footage will prove responsibility rested on the driver’s shoulders.
Once we’ve established fault, the mighty adjuster will enter the fray. We handle them, too, because injured persons who attempt to engage these insurance representatives often find themselves accidentally incriminating themselves when, in fact, they’re the victim. It’s a poor attempt to show humor, at best. JML Law will use every known law to fight back an adjuster’s attempt to discount the seriousness of your injuries. Once that’s complete, we’ll put some finishing touches on your case and file, if necessary, every page we’ve written with our court system.
Don’t take chances with ‘subpar’ representation. If you’ve been injured walking or biking around this beautiful area and would like an Anaheim pedestrian and bicycle accident attorney to assist, contact us.
Get Your Questions Answered. Contact Our Lawyers.
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.