Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents
Pursue Relief with Our Milwaukee Personal Injury Attorney
Most pedestrian and bicycle accidents happen because motorists fail to see people walking, jogging, or cycling along the shoulder of the road. These accidents often result in serious, even catastrophic injury for the victims and a serious, diligent pursuit for compensation is often warranted.
At Mingo & Yankala, S.C., our team has recovered millions in relief for injury victims who have been hurt due to the negligence of others. Our award-winning Milwaukee personal injury lawyer has not only been recognized as one of the most accomplished in the state but works with contingency fees-- meaning that our clients are not charged until we secure them the compensation they deserve.
Get effective, compassionate advocacy by your side both in and outside the courtroom. Call us to request a free consultation today.
Determining Driver Negligence
Bicycle and pedestrian accidents often happen for the same reasons why other auto accidents occur: Because of driver negligence. This can occur in a number of different ways, but determining and asserting the driver's improper behavior behind the wheel will be key to asserting a claim for compensation.
Common instances of driver negligence include:
- Texting and driving
- Impaired driving (alcohol, drugs, etc.)
- Failure to properly signal
- Failure to heed traffic lights and signage
- Lack of vigilance in parking lots, gas stations, etc.
- Reckless driving/speeding
At Mingo & Yankala, S.C. we work with accident investigators and engineers when necessary to determine how a pedestrian or bicycle accident happened. By measuring skid marks and through other investigation we can often determine if the motorist was speeding, what direction a vehicle was traveling in and reconstruct how the accident occurred. For instance, when a bicyclist is struck on the shoulder of the road, analyzing skid marks and damage to the vehicle can often tell us if the driver allowed appropriate room for the bicyclist.
If you or a loved one have been hurt on the road, we're ready to help you take action. Call our offices at (414) 973-2550 today.