People on foot or riding a bike are at a great disadvantage in motor traffic. Drivers always have the same excuses for running people down:
- "I never saw them."
- "It wasn't an official crosswalk."
- "The kids darted into traffic."
- "Bicycles have no place on city streets."
Fortunately, these excuses don't stand up in court. Motorists may never run a pedestrian down, even if they are crossing at the wrong spot. And cyclists have as much right on most streets as other vehicles.
Representing You In Serious Pedestrian Accidents
It is the motorist's responsibility to be on the lookout at all times for foot traffic, which too often includes the elderly, the disabled and children.
Pedestrian and bicyclist injuries can be as serious as any. It is not unheard of for a knockdown to be fatal, in which case our firm can file a wrongful death suit.
In Serious Bicycle Accidents, Too
At The Law Offices of Stephen C. Brown & Associates, in Rochester, New Hampshire, we welcome cases in which pedestrians and bicyclists have been seriously injured by negligent drivers. Our firm has always stood up for the little guy, and there is no better example of the little guy in our legal system than pedestrians struck by moving vehicles.
What Can Be Compensated?
In any accident, negligent parties may be held responsible for the cost of medical treatment and rehabilitation, time lost from work (both now and in the future), plus the pain and aggravation arising from your injury.
Whether you were on foot or on a bike, tell the lawyers at The Law Offices of Stephen C. Brown & Associates your story. If the other party was completely negligent, or just partly negligent, you may be entitled to meaningful compensation.
If you live in Strafford County, call our attorneys at 603-841-3080 — or email us your questions.