Orange County Pedestrian & Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Injured walkers and bikers are owed more than just the right of way

More and more Southern Californians are biking and walking to work or just for pleasure. But what seems like an economical and environmentally friendly way to get around can turn tragic. With their experience as former insurance company attorneys, few lawyers have the insight into how to help you get maximum compensation than do the attorneys at Mains & Arechaederra, A Professional Law Corporation.

Driver responsibilities

Motor vehicle operators are responsible for looking out for pedestrians and bicycle riders. In Santa Ana, Los Angeles, Carlsbad, and throughout California, motorists are required to:

  • Yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and cyclists in crosswalks
  • Yield to bicyclists and pedestrians at stop signs
  • Use caution when opening doors near moving traffic
  • Watch for pedestrians and bike riders when exiting driveways and alleys
  • Signal their intent to turn
  • Look for cyclists in bicycle lanes before making right turns

When drivers of trucks, cars, and motorcycles fail to follow these common-sense rules and laws, pedestrians and bike riders can suffer horrific accidents from broken bones to soft tissue damage. And because their bodies are largely unprotected, catastrophic injuries can include dismemberment and traumatic brain injuries.

How we can help

As your Orange County injury attorneys, we use our vast experience in helping those injured while simply walking or biking to work, school, or just for exercise. Using our insider knowledge of how insurance companies defend themselves against lawsuits mounted by injured pedestrians and bicycle riders, we are able to get full compensation for current and future medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. In one instance, we won a judgment of $100,000 for a minor who was hit by an elderly driver while crossing the road. We also represent joggers, inline skaters, and others who share the roadways with motor vehicles.

Call now for our free, no obligation consultation with one of our Orange County injury attorneys

Do not sign anything with the insurance company before you talk to us. We will make sure that your rights are protected and that you get the greatest possible compensation for your injury. The consultation is free and if we don’t win your case, you owe us nothing. To schedule your consultation, please contact us online or call us at 714.667.0767. Se habla español.