Motor vehicle drivers still fail to exercise precaution and follow the safety rules when driving on shared highways. If you suffered a bicycle accident injury as a result of a crash with a motor vehicle, a personal injury lawyer can help you recover compensation.
Typically, bike accident victims suffer from serious, sometimes fatal injuries. At the Virginia law firm of Cravens and Noll, we have successfully represented victims who have sustained all types of injuries, including fractures, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord damage. We also represent families in wrongful death claims against negligent motor vehicle drivers. Our Richmond bike accident attorneys are dedicated to ensuring you are properly cared for and pursuing a full financial recovery.
Common causes of bicycle accidents:
- Failing to signal turns
- Failing to look properly before crossing lanes
- Running a red light or a stop sign
- Driving too close to a bicycle lane
Our attorneys are committed to investigating the cause of your accident and pursuing litigation if necessary to achieve the desired outcome. Before starting we offer a free consultation, so you learn how we can help you.
Craven & Noll knows that a successful result is not just receiving financial compensation for medical bills, therapy and lost wages. Our attorneys understand that these cases are vital in bringing awareness to cyclists and drivers when sharing the road.
The Virginia Highway Safety Office statistics for 2012 reported 1,862 pedestrian motor vehicle crashes in 2012, with 100 of those crashes involving fatalities. This number amounts to 12.9% percent of all fatal crashes in Virginia. There were 1,764 injuries reported as a result of pedestrian accidents or 3.9% percent of all injury-related crashes in 2012.
If you have been injured as a pedestrian by a motor vehicle, the attorneys at Cravens and Noll can assist you. Even if you were involved in a hit-and-run accident, it is possible to recover compensation. Hit-and-run accidents often have multiple witnesses.
Insurance coverage may be available to the pedestrian through uninsured motorist protection on his or her own vehicle or on the vehicles of family members who reside in the household.
Hit-and-Run Injury Attorney:
If you or a family member has been struck by a motor vehicle, gather as much information as possible, and contact Cravens and Noll. Our Crash Investigation team is experienced in gathering the facts and evidence necessary to help you prove your claim of injury and damage. Our attorneys have handled numerous pedestrian cases over the past 20 years, and our clients have received significant and fair compensation for their injuries.
If a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, he or she runs the risk of catastrophic injuries, including:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Amputation and disfigurement
- Wrongful death