Bicycle & Pedestrian Injuries
If you’ve suffered an injury during a bicycle accident or as a pedestrian in Maryland, Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC, is here to help you in Rockville and the surrounding areas. When convenient transportation turns into terrible tragedy, affecting your ability to work and live, our personal injury attorneys can advise and represent you. Get the compensation you deserve and get back on your feet again.
Risks To Pedestrians & Bicyclists
Fitness and the affordability of our own two feet bring many Maryland residents out and about onto our busy city roads. Miles of beautiful bike trails, sprawling communities, and more than 50 college and university campuses make this area a biking enthusiast’s paradise as well.
According to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), more than 6,500 pedestrians were killed on US roads in 2019 and about 2% of deaths resulting from motor vehicle crashes are bicyclists. In Maryland alone, MDOT reported over 3,000 pedestrians and over 700 cyclist injuries the same year.
How Do These Types Of Accidents Happen?
Our unique mixture of natural landscapes and busy city streets can bring walkers, bikers, and motorists uncomfortably close, day after day. A bike trip to school, early morning run, or quick walk to the corner store can all come to a devastating end when a pedestrian or cyclist meets an automobile.
Whether it’s on a crosswalk, street, walkway, in a parking lot, parking garage, carport, or a sidewalk that crosses a driveway, there are many ways for people to meet up with a moving vehicle. Distraction, inexperience, carelessness, and many other factors can play a role in car accidents involving pedestrians and people riding bikes.
- Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs Or Alcohol
- Driving While Tired
- Distracted Driving — While Eating, Texting, Etc.
- Forgetting To Look Before Backing Up
- Reckless Driving
- Inexperienced Drivers
- Rear-Ending A Bike
- Blind Spot Accidents
- Sidewalk & Crosswalk Accidents
- Cutting Off A Bicyclist / Sideswipes
- Opening A Car Door In The Path Of A Cyclist
- Failure To Yield To A Bike Rider
Accidental Injuries Suffered By Pedestrians
Vehicle type and size (coupe, sedan, SUV, truck, van, etc.), vehicle speed, how it hits you (from the front, side, or rear), where you are hit, and your age will all factor into how severe your injuries are. Whether the pedestrian is an adult or a child hit by the same car can make all the difference between recovery and death.
- Neck Injuries & Jaw Fractures
- Arm, Wrist & Hand Injuries
- Pelvic, Back & Spinal Cord Injuries
- Paralysis & Amputation
- Scarring & Disfigurements
- Head & Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Internal Bleeding
- Wrongful Death
Common Bicycle Crash Injuries
The best pads and most expensive helmets on the market can’t keep someone from crashing into you, forcing you into busy traffic, or knocking you off your bike. Odds are, in a bike and car collision, you’re going to sustain injuries.
A bicycle accident can keep disrupting your life for days or even years. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may not be able to work for some time. Many car accidents involving a bike are fatal.
- Fractured Or Broken Bones
- Head Trauma & Brain Injuries
- Neck, Back & Collarbone Injuries
- Facial Injuries & Disfigurements
- Wrist, Arm & Hand Injuries
- Knee Injuries
- Dental Fractures
- Rib Fractures
- Internal Bleeding
- Wrongful Death
You’re Going Through Enough. Get Help.
Whether you’re the victim, a surviving family member, or the driver, pedestrian and bicycle accidents are scary and stressful. There are phone calls to take, questions to answer, and bills to pay. You may be stuck in the hospital or mourning a loved one. Where can you turn to for help?
Hiring a personal injury attorney experienced with pedestrian and bicycle accidents puts you back in control and helps you make informed decisions about your case from day 1.
- We can help you sort through the laws and protect valuable evidence and testimonies.
- We can build your case based on fair values with the big picture in mind.
- We can keep you from feeling bullied by insurance companies and investigators.
Get Help For Bicycle Accident & Pedestrian Injuries
Get the representation you deserve from Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC, in Rockville, Maryland. Contact us today and tell us about your pedestrian injury or bicycle accident. We look forward to fighting for you.