Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents

As a pedestrian you should be able to walk in the crosswalk, feeling safe and confident.  Unfortunately, in California we know all to well that car drivers do not take the time to yield the right of way to pedestrians in crosswalks, and innocent pedestrians get seriously injured and sometimes even killed.

Bicycles have as much right to be on the road as other vehicles.  When automobile drivers violate the rights of a bicyclist, serious injuries and death can occur.

When you suffer serious/traumatic injuries or a loved one’s death, you are entitled to compensation (medical bills, funeral costs, lost wages, future wages and pain and suffering).  The Law Offices of Gary A Kessler will aggressively represent you and fight for your rights against the insurance companies for the monetary damages you deserve.

The great majority of pedestrian injuries caused by motorists are due to the following:                                 

  • DUI
  • Reckless driving
  • Cell phone usage
  • Ran a red light or stop sign- Failure to observe the crosswalk
  • Confusing temporary construction zones, forcing pedestrians to walk out of the crosswalks

If you or a loved one is involved in a serious pedestrian or bicycle accident:

  • Insist that a report is filed by the Police Department, California Highway Patrol, or Sheriff’s Department
  • Obtain essential information (i.e. name, address, insurance information, vehicle license number and driver license number of any and all persons involved in the accident)
  • Photograph the accident scene as well as all visible injuries
  • Shut up!  Talk to no one about the accident or your injuries other than your attorney or doctor, never to an insurance adjuster or insurance investigator.  Do not volunteer a statement to any insurance company.
  • Sign absolutely nothing without consulting a lawyer
  • Seek medical attention immediately and keep a diary of your level of pain
  • – Keep all receipts for all medical expenses and/or funeral bills and wage loss records
  • – Contact the Law Offices of Gary A Kessler or another experienced law firm immediately to protect your rights and preserve the evidence!                                                                                                                                    

Unfortunately, the reality of most pedestrian and bicycle accident victims usually sustain serious/catastrophic injuries which many times results in death.  Over the past twenty years attorney Gary A Kessler has a proven successful track record demanding accountability from the responsible parties and obtaining outstanding results for his clients.

Demand accountability from those responsible for the pedestrian/bicycle accidents.  Many times the insurance companies will play “hardball” if you try to settle the case yourself or you have employed a lawyer who does not have the litigation experience to handle such a complex case. We at the Law Offices of Gary A Kessler have twenty-five years of litigation experience and know how to handle the insurance companies to your advantage.  We are prepared to front all costs required for the necessary investigation and expert witnesses needed to prepare your case for trial.

The laws regarding pedestrian and bicycle accident cases are complex and include many facets of the law.  It is vital to surviving family members to seek the advice of an experienced pedestrian and bicycle accident lawyer such as Gary A Kessler at the Law Offices of Gary A Kessler to protect your rights and those of your loved ones.                                                                                     

The California pedestrian and bicycle accident attorney Gary A Kessler and the Law Offices of Gary A Kessler are compassionate and fully understand that you are attempting to cope with extreme serious injuries associated with a pedestrian/bicycle accident. Such accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries or even death.  The Law Offices of Gary A Kessler carefully selects its wrongful death and pedestrian/bicycle accident cases so that we may give you (the client) the substantial personal attention necessary to obtain a successful result for your case.

The Law Offices of Gary A Kessler is prepared to front all costs required for a thorough investigation and top expert witnesses to prepare for trial of your case.  As in all pedestrian and bicycle accidents and serious personal injury cases, we advance all legal costs to prepare and present our client’s claim, and receive for our services only a percentage of what we recover for our attorney fees on their behalf.  Upon settlement our costs shall be reimbursed to us from the gross recovery.  If there is no recovery, no attorneys fees or costs are owed to our firm. Contact the Law Offices of Gary A Kessler today so that we can preserve the evidence and demand compensation and accountability from the responsible parties!

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