We Are Here to Protect Your Rights
While the number of bicycle accident deaths in 2010 was the lowest since
1984, 99 such fatalities occurred, according to the California Office
of Traffic Safety. Bicyclists are at great risk on the road. Exposed to
the elements and traffic with only a safety helmet to protect them, they
are at the mercy of passenger cars and trucks.
In 2011 throughout the United States, 677 pedalcyclists (including two-wheeled
non-motorized vehicles, tricycles and unicycles) were killed and 48,000
injured in motor vehicle crashes. Nearly 70 percent of these deaths took
place in urban areas and nearly 60 percent outside of intersections. The
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported alcohol involvement
in more than 37 percent of the fatal pedalcyclist crashes.
More than 600 pedestrians died as a result of motor vehicle accidents in
2010 in California, 25 percent age 65 and older. If you lost a loved one
because of a pedestrian accident, we can file a
wrongful death claim against those whose negligence caused the accident.
Determining Fault in a Bicycle or Pedestrian Accident
Bicycle and pedestrian accidents can be complex. Our team of forensic specialists,
accident reconstructionists and safety engineers evaluates evidence and
determines contributing factors, such as whether the motor vehicle that
struck the pedestrian or bicyclist was speeding. We also evaluate dangerous
hazards, such as slick sidewalks and improperly lit parking lots. Furthermore,
we investigate instances of jaywalking, texting while walking, and other
bicyclist and pedestrian behaviors to determine exactly where fault should
Common Injuries in a Bicycle or Pedestrian Accident
More than 12,000 pedestrians in California were injured in 2010, according
to the California Highway Patrol. Injuries may be more severe, given the
lack of protection for bicyclists and pedestrians. At Tedford & Associates,
our Pasadena personal injury attorneys understand the financial, physical
and emotional strain these injuries can generate now and into the future.
The more serious the injury, the more you need an experienced
auto accident attorney to advocate for your full and fair compensation to cover short-term and
Injuries can include:
- Head, neck and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limbs, fingers and toes
Common Causes of a Bicycle or Pedestrian Accident
A variety of factors can contribute to a bicycle or pedestrian accident,
- Driver distraction
- Driver impairment
- Road hazards, including overgrown vegetation that prevents full visibility
- Vehicle defects
- Lack of traffic control at intersections
Our team of experts meticulously investigates the scene, interviews witnesses,
evaluates evidence and analyzes medical issues to pursue full and fair
compensation for present and future medical expenses, lost wages, and
pain and suffering.
Contact Us Now to Arrange Your Free Initial Consultation
Since 1994, Tedford & Associates has been helping victims of bicycle
and pedestrian accidents in Pasadena, Glendale and all of Los Angeles
County secure maximum compensation for their injuries sustained because
of the negligence of car, taxi and truck drivers. We are conveniently
located just south of the Pasadena Courthouse and Pasadena City Hall,
off Foothill Freeway. We offer free parking and are easily accessible
by public transportation. You pay no upfront fees.
Call us at (626) 793-7270or contact us
online to schedule your free initial consultation.