Walking and biking are eco-friendly and healthy ways to travel. As more people become conscious of the health benefits and environmental benefits of walking or biking to work, school, or other activities, more are choosing these modes of transportation. However, when motorists are distracted, engaging in texting and driving, are drunk, are disobeying the rules of the road, or are otherwise breaking the law, pedestrians and bicyclists can end up hurt. While bike accidents involving motor vehicles are relatively rare, when they do occur, they can leave victims suffering from devastating injuries.

If you or someone you love was hurt in a bike or pedestrian accident in Seven Mile, Ohio, Kruger & Hodges: Attorneys at Law is a pedestrian and bicycle accident law firm that may be able to help you. Our attorneys can review the details of your case, evaluate your claim, estimate the value of your damages, and fight to help you get the settlement you may deserve from negligent parties. This may involve seeking compensation from the negligent parties directly, or seeking a settlement from their insurers. Have questions? Kruger & Hodges: Attorneys at Law are here for you.

Causes of Bike Accidents

What are some causes of bike accidents in Seven Mile, Ohio? When drivers collide with bicyclists, this is often due to driver inattention or distraction. Drivers who are texting and driving, checking their maps or GPS system, changing music in their car, or who are otherwise distracted could end up colliding with a bicyclist, with deadly results. Drivers may also not always know the rules of the road when it comes to sharing the road with bicyclists. If a driver doesn’t yield to a bike, accidents can occur. Dangerous road conditions can also lead to bike accidents. Debris, potholes, and other road hazards can lead to a rider losing control of his or her bike.

What can you do if you were hurt in a bike accident due to another driver’s negligence or due to poorly-maintained roads? The bicycle accident lawyers at Kruger & Hodges: Attorneys at Law serving Seven Mile, Ohio may be able to help you. Our lawyers may be able to seek damages from negligent drivers and their insurers or may be able to pursue cities or municipalities that failed to properly maintain their roads and thus created a dangerous situation. Sometimes construction sites fail to properly clean up, and this can leave hazards in the road that can pose a danger to bike riders.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents 

The causes of pedestrian accidents are similar to the causes of other accidents. These causes can include drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk, and violation of the rules of the road. Some of the more dangerous situations for pedestrians occur when a driver is making a left-hand turn. Drivers making left hand turns may only be looking for other vehicles and may not be looking in the crosswalk for pedestrians. This can lead to deadly and dangerous pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians have a responsibility to follow pedestrian traffic signals, but drivers also have a responsibility to yield to pedestrians when they have the right of way. When pedestrians are in a crosswalk, drivers should yield. Pedestrians should also take care before entering a crosswalk, but drivers are also required to show care.

Have you been hurt in a pedestrian accident in Seven Mile, Ohio? Kruger & Hodges: Attorneys at Law is a pedestrian accident law firm that may be able to help. Our lawyers can review your case, offer you an honest assessment of your claim, and help you take the next steps to seek damages from negligent parties.