Bicycle & Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
in Barboursville, WV

Bailey Legal Handles Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents in Barboursville, WV

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 after an auto accident in Barboursville, WV, or the surrounding areas. Call our personal injury lawyers today at (304) 736-0801 for a consultation.

Causes of Bike Accidents

Bicyclists must obey the clear-cut rules of the road in West Virginia; however, helmet safety laws may vary from one city to the next. According to the State law, those under the age of 15 must wear a helmet. 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, compensation may include:

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