What Happens When a Pedestrian Causes a Bike Accident in California?

When most people think of a bike accident, they think of a vehicle striking a bike. However, these are not the only types of bike accidents. Another example is pedestrian accidents involving bike riders. Learn what happens when the pedestrian is at fault. Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to schedule a consultation with an attorney.

You May Have Grounds to Sue for Damages

If a pedestrian caused the crash, it possible you have a claim for damages against them. There are many situations in which a pedestrian can cause or encourage this type of accident, including not controlling their dog, running in front of someone on a bike, listening to headphones and paying no attention to traffic or bike riders, stepping into a bike lane suddenly, texting while crossing, or even deliberately knocking a person off of their bike.

These are only a few examples of the ways in which a pedestrian can be wholly or partially at fault for a bike accident. If your case involves another type of behavior, contact us today to request a consultation and determine if your case may qualify.

You Would Need Evidence of Their Actions and Your Damages

It is not likely to be enough to say that the pedestrian caused the accident – you will need to prove it too. This could involve witnesses, physical evidence at the scene, surveillance cameras around the scene, and other evidence.

Once you have proven the case, you would then need to prove that you were injured as a result of the accident. If you were knocked off your bike but were wearing safety gear and did not experience anything more than a slight scare, then you would not have grounds to sue. On the other hand, if you broke an arm or there was significant damage to your bike, you may have cause to sue.

Work with an Experienced Attorney

If you have been injured in a bike accident of any kind, and you believe that someone else is at fault, then we strongly recommend you contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to request a free legal consultation. We will carefully consider the evidence of your case, your story, and your injuries. We can give you the information needed to make the right decision for your case.

There is no cost for this consultation and if we take your case, there is no cost for your legal fees until we win your case. If we are not able to win your case then you will not owe us a penny for your legal fees. This assures that we are as invested in the case as you are.