Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists and pedestrians have every bit as much of a right to use their legally designated areas of the roads and walkways as do motorists.  However, when drivers do not respect theses rights, lose attention to their surroundings, or simply make errors of judgment, cyclists and pedestrians lose. 

Iowans are an active bunch.  Whether its RAGBRAI  (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) which is the largest and longest bicycle touring even in the world, Dam to Dam, Des Moines’ historic annual road race or, or the newer Hy Vee Triathlon, Iowans are out and about on Iowa’s roadways and paths.  Unfortunately, with an active population comes increased risk of car accidents and can accidents do not always involve two cars or trucks.  Every year, many Iowans are killed and many more injured in car accidents that involve a bicyclist or pedestrian.  In fact, in the United States, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a motor vehicle accident than the passenger of a vehicle.   For more information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding those most at risk and how to help prevent these accident, please click here.

Not only are bicyclists, joggers, and other pedestrians at greater risk of being in an accident, when they occur, a cyclist, runner or walker is much more likely to be severely injured or killed.  Also, sometimes it is not completely clear who was at fault or if the driver did something wrong.  For these reasons among many others, it is very important to have an expert legal team investigating the circumstances of such an accident and preparing the insurance claim or lawsuit if necessary.  One small mistake or misunderstanding in the investigation or claim process could compromise the value of a claim or the entire claim completely.  GRL law has the experience, expertise, and proven results to ensure the circumstances of your situation are properly investigated and if justified, a claim is brought against all responsible parties or insurance companies and the value of those claims maximized.

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