REPRESENTATION FOR RUNNERS HIT BY AUTOMOBILES IN CALIFORNIA
Discuss Your Legal Rights with Our California Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
In addition to cycling accidents, we also represent the victims of accidents involving runners who have been hit by automobiles. Many of the same principles apply—if you are struck or injured in any way by a car while you are running, you have rights. Our California pedestrian accident attorneys at Bike Legal can help ensure that you receive the full and proper compensation for any injuries, pain, and suffering that you sustain.
Common Causes of Runner vs. Automobile Accidents
Most people know the general rule that, in instances of pedestrian (or, in this case, runners) vs. cars, the pedestrian has the right-of-way. In fact, it is the responsibility of all motorists to be aware of and watch out for pedestrians and runners, as people on foot are simply no match for a large, multi-ton vehicle. Unfortunately, drivers do not always see or yield to runners— often with disastrous results.
Some of the most common causes of runner vs. vehicle accidents include:
Failing to see a runner around a blind curve
Texting or using a cell phone while driving
Failing to check both ways before turning
Failing to see a runner at night
Careless or reckless driving
Failing to stop at stop signs/stop lights
Failing to check blind spots
In other, rarer instances, things like unsafe road conditions or defect auto parts may cause a driver to strike a runner. Regardless, in most cases of runner-automobile accidents, the driver is at fault. In such cases, injured runners can take legal action in the form of a personal injury claim. If the runner suffers fatal injuries, his or her surviving family members can bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the liable party.
Compassionate & Experienced Legal Guidance
At Bike Legal, we understand the challenges faced by runners when they are involved in serious accidents. We also understand the immense impact a fatal runner-automobile accident has on the victim’s surviving family members and loved ones.
Our California runner accident attorneys are prepared to use decades of legal insight in an effort to obtain the full, fair compensation you are owed. We have successfully secured more than $300 million on behalf of injured runners and cyclists throughout the area; we know how to help you, too.