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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 be assigned.

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 long-term expenses.

Injuries can include:

Common Causes of a Bicycle or Pedestrian Accident

A variety of factors can contribute to a bicycle or pedestrian accident, including:

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.