Louisville Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
The Whaley Law Firm Handles Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents in Kentucky
Pedestrians and bicyclists are viewed as "vulnerable" users of the road. Because they generally lack crash protection, they can be seriously injured or worse if struck by a car, truck or motorcycle.
Most pedestrians and bicyclists expect drivers to respect their right-of-way on Louisville roads and crosswalks, but tragic accidents can happen without warning. If you're a pedestrian or bicyclist struck by a vehicle, the injuries can be debilitating and have long-term physical, emotional and financial consequences.
The Whaley Law Firm understands how complicated life can become after a pedestrian auto accident, whether you were struck while jogging, skating or skateboarding or simply walking from one place to another. You may be facing serious injuries ranging from broken bones to debilitating neck, back and head trauma. A loved one may have been injured or even killed in an accident. Contact us today to discover how a Louisville pedestrian accident lawyer can protect your rights. Call 866-703-7575 for a free case evaluation.
Where pedestrian accidents happen
Where do pedestrian and bicycle accidents happen in Louisville? From pedestrian-friendly Butchertown and Clifton shopping centers to downtown's on-street bike lanes and trails along Waterfront Park and Louisville, serious accidents can happen just about anywhere in the city. However, pedestrian and bicycle accidents are more likely to occur in some places than others. Common sites for accidents include:
- Parking lots
- Parking garages
- Residential streets
- Commercial driveways
Determining liability in a pedestrian or bicycle accident
Liability in a pedestrian or bicycle accident often depends on whether the accident victim had the right of way. Pedestrians and bicyclist in marked crosswalks, bike lines and other walkways have a right to pass safely. A distracted driver may fail to stop for a pedestrian at a crosswalk. A speeding driver may veer in and out of traffic lanes and strike a bicyclist. In other instances, a pedestrian or bicyclist may be partially at fault, but still able to recover some compensation under Kentucky law.
After you've been in an accident, you may find that the person who hit you claims the accident is your fault. That driver's insurance company may try to delay or even deny your claim. When dealing with long-term medical bills and possibly even being unable to return to work or collect an income, you need results, not delays or excuses. We have the resources, knowledge and experience necessary to prove fault in your accident, prove the extent of your injuries and recover the compensation you deserve. Get justice. Contact the Whaley Law Firm today.