Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Pedestrians and bicyclists have a right to be on the road
Motorists often have to share the road with bicycles and even pedestrians. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), 46 percent of North Carolina households own bicycles. Many people have turned to walking, jogging, or riding bicycles as a way of staying in shape. People using the road — whether they're walking or bicycling — have a right to enjoy themselves. If they are struck by a driver, the driver may be held legally responsible for the accident.
What to do if you are injured as a pedestrian or on a bicycle
If you or someone you know was injured in a pedestrian accident or bicycle accident in North Carolina, you may have a legal right to recover compensation for your injuries. Damages may include medical bills, pain and suffering, rehabilitation expenses, loss of wages and an overall diminishment in the quality of life. Don't hesitate to contact a North Carolina accident attorney for a free case evaluation. At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we can help you prepare a claim against the driver. Our attorneys can put experience and resources to work to try to make sure your rights are protected throughout the case.
In pursuing a claim against a driver, you must prove the driver acted negligently. The other driver may have been driving under the influence, texting while driving, driving while fatigued or acted negligently in some other manner. In some cases, North Carolina's contributory negligence rule may affect your case. Our attorneys know how to fully investigate the case to pursue maximum compensation. We may have the experience you need to get the results you may deserve.
Contact a personal injury lawyer
Contact a North Carolina personal injury lawyer for a case evaluation at no charge. Call 1-866-900-7078 today. We are ready to go to work for you during a difficult time in your life. At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we're on your side.