Bicycle & Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
in Barboursville, WV

Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents in West Virginia

If a car hits you, you may be entitled to compensation as a pedestrian or bicyclist. Serious injuries may be life threatening, with unexpected medical expenses creating emotional and financial drains on a family. Bailey Legal Service’s attorneys can assist in seeking compensation for these injuries.

Causes of Bike Accidents

In West Virginia, there are general rules of the road that bicyclists are expected to obey, while helmet safety laws may vary from one city to the next. State law requires that helmets be worn by anyone riding a bike that is under age 15. Some of the most common causes for bike accidents are:

  • Hazardous Road Conditions
  • Failure to Check for Bikers Before Backing Up
  • Failure to Obey Passing Law
  • Failure to Give Right-of-Way or Yield

Pedestrian Accidents and Their Causes

Pedestrians have certain responsibilities when crossing the roadway safely. Walkers should know to:

  • Wear Reflective Clothing at Night
  • Use Crosswalks
  • Use Sidewalks When Available
  • Obey “Don’t Walk” Signs

Some driver errors that may occur are:

  • Speeding; especially through crosswalks or in school zones
  • Failure to look when exiting a parking space
  • Failure to see a pedestrian while turning
  • Texting and other distracted-driving measures
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)

What Compensation is Available for Bike or Pedestrian Accidents?

Depending on the circumstances of the accident, if cause is found at least in part due to driver negligence, you may be entitled to receive compensation for:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Property Damages
  • Pain and Suffering
    (in the event of wrongful death)
  • Funeral Expenses
    (in the event of wrongful death)