Representing Bicyclists And Pedestrians In California Accident Claims

Every year, traffic accidents claim the lives of thousands of pedestrians and bicyclists. In 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported over 1,000 combined fatalities in California alone. Those that survive such injuries are often left with lifelong trauma from which they cannot recover, including:

  • Broken limbs
  • Internal injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Pedestrians and bicyclists have nothing to protect them from the devastating force of an impact with a motor vehicle except for the clothes on their back.

The attorneys at Westrup & Associates can help pedestrians and bicyclists seek the compensation necessary to cover their pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses. When the trauma is severe, we can help you look ahead to your future needs and ask for compensation that will give you future financial security as well.

Drivers Act With Aggression, Insurers Blame The Victims

Unfortunately, some drivers see their cars as weapons of intimidation. They resent sharing the road with bicyclists and ignore the rights of pedestrians.

However, insurance companies are often quick to throw the blame for an accident on the cyclist or pedestrian involved. They will purposefully make things difficult, delay payments and frustrate your ability to move forward in hopes of pressuring you into a poor settlement.

It is important to realize that California follows the doctrine of comparative negligence. Even if you are found partially negligent, you can still recover damages for the percentage of the accident that was not your fault.

It is important to understand your right to seek damages after an accident. We will evaluate your case and help you understand what you case is worth and get a fair settlement. If necessary, we can take your case to trial. With more than four decades of combined litigation experience, we know how to keep a case moving forward when the insurance company tries to stall.

Contact a lawyer at Westrup & Associates at 877-258-2934 or online for a free consultation. We represent clients in the Long Beach area and throughout California.