More people than ever are walking and biking for health, recreational and environmental reasons. Despite legal protections and “Watch for Me NC” safety campaigns, riding on the same roads as automobiles or even crossing the street can be dangerous.
The Law Offices of L.T. Baker, P.A, represents victims of pedestrian and bicycle accidents in Concord, in Asheville and throughout western North Carolina. We hold careless drivers responsible for the serious injuries and financial hardships they cause.
Did the driver fail to see you? You deserve compensation. Get a free consultation at 866-433-1991.
Protecting The Rights Of Bike Riders And Pedestrians Hit By Cars
The law specifically gives pedestrians the right of way and allows bicycles to share the road. Yet North Carolina personal injury law also recognizes contributory negligence, which the defense will use to avoid paying compensation. To protect your rights, you should not talk to the insurance company of the person who hit you before you talk to an attorney.
Trial lawyer Luke Baker will skillfully counter any such attempts to avoid responsibility and pursue full compensation for your serious injuries. We will bring in professional investigators if necessary to prove fault on the part of the driver, which could include:
- Running a stop sign
- Turning left without yielding
- Encroaching on the crosswalk or bike lane
- Opening a parked car door
- Texting or other distracted driving
- Speeding in a residential or downtown area
We Are Watching Out For You
The defense will try to blame the victim, but pedestrians and bicyclists have protections under the law, including the last clear chance doctrine. Regardless of what the walker or rider may have done wrong, the driver cannot deny liability if he or she saw the victim and could have avoided the collision. We keep the focus on the negligent or reckless actions of the person driving a 2-ton vehicle.
We work for you, not the insurance companies. You can count on the legal team at the Law Offices of L.T. Baker, P.A, to vigorously represent your interests. For a free case evaluation, call 866-433-1991 or tell us about your bike accident or pedestrian accident through our online form.