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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.

Schedule a free consultation with a member of Bike Legal; call 1-877-Bike-Legal or submit an online contact form to get started.

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:

Drunk/drugged driving

Driver inattention

Failing to see a runner around a blind curve

Texting or using a cell phone while driving

Inexperienced drivers

Road rage

Failing to check both ways before turning


Failing to see a runner at night

Distracted driving

Fatigued driving

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.

For your free case evaluation, visit our website or call 1-877-BIKE LEGAL today.

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We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our cycling clients.

Experienced Legal Team

Our team has been involved in the cycling community for the past 11 years and have handled hundreds of cycling cases.

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Our team has the resources and relationships with experts to help you through your medical treatment and build your case quickly to maximize results.


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