When you set off for a bike ride or walk, you expect that motor vehicle operators will act reasonably to prevent causing you any harm. Unfortunately many drivers do not. In 2015, for example, nearly 5,400 pedestrians and more than 800 bicyclists died in motor vehicles crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Unlike anyone in a motor vehicle, cyclists and pedestrians do not have the benefit of a car’s protective features, and as a result, are far more likely to be critically injured or killed on the road when they are struck. However, simply because they lack the protection offered by a car, does not mean they deserve anything but the full protection of the law.
If you or a family member has been seriously hurt in a collision with a motor vehicle, our personal accident and injury lawyers can help. Contact the Cincinnati office of Burg Simpson by calling 513-852-5600 or fill out a free case evaluation form now.