Cincinnati Bicycle Accident And Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Many drivers simply do not understand that bicyclists have the right to be on the road. Other drivers do not notice bicyclists. Pedestrians are in danger, too, from inattentive drivers. Both problems can be the cause of bicycle or pedestrian accidents, serious injuries and, in the worst cases, wrongful death.
At the Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima law firm, our lawyers represent people who have been injured in bicycle and pedestrian accidents in the greater Cincinnati area. Our personal injury lawyers work with experts to investigate these accidents and understand the full extent of the victims’ injuries. With offices in Lebanon, West Chester and downtown Cincinnati, we serve clients throughout southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky.
Our car accident attorneys know that drivers will try to avoid responsibility for pedestrian and bicycle accidents. Drivers and their insurance companies may try to blame the bicyclists for being “in the middle of the road” or for “coming out of nowhere.” They fail to acknowledge that bicyclists have a right to be on the road, and that drivers have the obligation to see them.
Drivers Often Say They Did Not See The Pedestrian
Not seeing a pedestrian is not an acceptable excuse. A driver has an obligation to be aware of everyone and everything in the path of the car. Anything less is negligence.
A driver should notice someone crossing a rural highway to get the mail – and the driver should slow down or stop. Many pedestrian accidents that happen on an interstate occur when someone is changing a tire or dealing with some other emergency. On city and residential streets, a driver making a turn may not notice a pedestrian in the crosswalk.
How Will Your Bills Be Covered After A Bicycle Or Pedestrian Accident In Ohio?
For most people, all they want is to have their expenses covered – medical bills, lost wages and other out-of-pocket expenses. At our law firm, our personal injury attorneys help you understand your rights, investigate the accident and handle all contacts with the relevant insurance companies. Recovering from serious injuries takes time, money and medical attention. When someone else’s negligence puts you in this position, you deserve sufficient compensation for a full recovery.
Injured in a bicycle or pedestrian accident? You need good, local legal counsel. Contact us at 513-496-0134. Our staff is available 24/7.
Where Did The Accident Happen?
While a bike or pedestrian accident can happen anywhere, they are very common at intersections, near parks and close to schools or shopping districts. The OTR area of Cincinnati is also a place that is popular with pedestrians who are shopping or dining and with cyclists using the city’s newer bike lanes. Many people also bike on River Road and Eastern Avenue because they are close to the city and also have newer bike lanes.
Unfortunately, adding bike lanes and slowing down vehicle traffic does not mean that cyclists and pedestrians are free from danger. Accidents still occur, and people get hurt, sometimes succumbing to their injuries. If you need a Cincinnati bike or pedestrian accident lawyer to protect your rights, please reach out to us today. Your consultation is free.
Talk To An Experienced Cincinnati Bicycle And Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Contact us and tell us about your bike accident and your injuries. We represent people in Butler, Warren and Hamilton counties as well as in the surrounding parts of southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky. We offer a free consultation at all of our offices, by phone or via videoconference.