More and more people have taken to walking and bicycling to their destinations. It’s a combination of an effort to be more eco-friendly as well as an effort to be healthier. Unfortunately, though, a moment of negligence on someone else’s part can end up causing serious injury or even death to those who choose to walk or ride. In 2014, there were 5,827 motor vehicle and bicycle collisions in the state of New York. Of those, 47 were fatal. In that same year, there were 14,952 pedestrian and motor vehicle crashes. Out of those cases, 269 were fatal. Every day, those who are walking and riding are injured by vehicle drivers who failed to pay attention to the road. That negligence, even for a moment, can result in life-changing and even fatal injuries. The injured persons and family members could be left with a crushing financial burden to handle while also trying to overcome their injuries or the loss of a loved one.

Have You or a Loved One Been the Victim of a Motor Vehicle Accident?

The results of being hit by a motor vehicle while on foot or a bicycle can be traumatic. You’ll be facing medical bills, property damage, and may need to miss work while you recover from your injuries. In severe cases, you may no longer be able to ride or work due to your injuries and have tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills from hospital stays and physical therapy. In the worst cases, your loved one could be killed. The injured loved one or the remaining family members shouldn’t be left alone to deal with the financial stress of the accident. Our legal team can help now!

You May Be Entitled to Compensation for Your Injuries or Loss

If your injuries have been caused by the negligence of someone behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, you need to speak to a member of our legal team right away. Common examples of negligence resulting in a pedestrian or cycling accidents include:

  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Texting while driving
  • Failing to stop at a stoplight or sign
  • Driving over the speed limit
  • Driving in a reckless manner
  • Failing to share the road

Our team can help you determine if you have a case. If you do, we’ll take care of everything. You’ll be able to trust our team to take care of your case while you focus your time and attention on overcoming your injuries and getting your life back to normal. We can help ensure you have the resources that you need to start recovering.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one have been the victim of a motor vehicle accident while you were walking or riding a bike, contact the Girvin & Ferlazzo, P.C. team. We offer free consultations to those who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness. You can reach us by giving us a call or contacting us through our website. We’ll schedule your free consultation and help you start moving forward with your case.