Motor vehicle drivers must be vigilant, not only for other cars but for people on foot. When those drivers are distracted or careless, it is often pedestrians and bicyclists who pay the price. With no protection in a collision, they are vulnerable to serious or fatal injuries.
Belsky Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC, has represented many pedestrians and bicycle riders in personal injury claims. We will fight for full compensation to cover the aftermath of a pedestrian accident. Call us today for a free consultation. We have multiple offices in Baltimore and surrounding Maryland.
Experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
When a pedestrian or cyclist is struck by a car, the driver and the insurance company may blame the victim. Under Maryland law, a victim who is partially at fault (contributory negligence) is not entitled to compensation.
We will fight any attempt to avoid responsibility. Our law firm investigates promptly to preserve evidence and witness accounts. We work to show that the driver of the car or truck was negligent for pedestrian injuries, such as:
- Failing to yield when turning
- Running a stop sign or traffic light
- Drifting into a bike lane
- Opening a car door into a cyclist's path
- Unsafe speed in a pedestrian zone
- Texting or other distracted driving
Our lawyers are well-versed in insurance matters. If the driver's policy is not sufficient to cover the losses, it may be necessary to tap your own auto (uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist) or homeowner policy. These claims are also resisted by insurers.
Serious Injuries Demand Serious Representation
Pedestrians and bike riders often suffer major injuries, such as brain injury, spinal injuries, broken bones, dental injury, internal injuries or severe lacerations. These injuries may require surgery or months of rehab, and may result in permanent disability. Adults may miss significant time from work. We work with professionals to make sure damages reflect medical care, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Our diligent efforts usually result in a good settlement, but we are always prepared to go to trial if the defendants will not agree to reasonable compensation. For a free consultation, contact us online or call 410-344-7380 or 800-266-4732.