The U.S. Department of Transportation Adopted a policy of doubling the percentage of trips made by bicycling and walking while simultaneously reducing by 10 percent of the number of bicyclists and pedestrians injured in traffic crashes. 


According to the 2012 National Survey on Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behaviors, nearly a third of all injuries are caused when bicyclists are struck by cars.

Common Cause of Injury for Bicyclist

Hit by Car 


Rider Error or not paying attention


Roadway and walkway  not in good repair


Crashed or Collision

Dog Ran Out

Common Cause of Injury for Pedestrian

Tripped on an uneven or cracked sidewalk

Tripped and Fell

Hit by a Car

Tripped on Stone

Stepped in a Hole

Wildlife or pets Involved

Whether inured by a vehicle or property defect, a pedestrian may recover damages for the injuries suffered if someone else's negligence caused or contributed to the others fro foreseeable risks.  To establish negligence in a pedestrian accident, the injured person must prove that the person at fault. 

 If you or someone you love has been in a pedestrian or bicycle accident and was hurt, please be advised.  You only have a set amount of time to bring a claim for you injuries. 

  • Car Accidents

  • Truck, Tractor Accidents

  • Motorcycle Accidents

  • Commercial Vehicle Accidents

  • Bus Accidents 

  • Drunk Driver Accidents

  • Taxi Cab Accidents

  • Fatal Traffic Accidents

  • Pedestrian Bicycle Accidents

  • Ambulance Accidents

  • Wrongful Death Accidents  


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