Reckless Behaviors That Contribute to Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians and Bicyclists
As an alternative to driving, many people choose to walk and cycle around Louisville. While it is generally pretty safe to get around our city as a pedestrian or cyclist, it is deeply troubling when these individuals are hit by cars. These car accidents are often particularly dangerous for how exposed and unprotected pedestrians and cyclists are.
As such, the injuries that may be sustained in such an accident are more often severe and life-threatening than those of other car accidents. When a driver hits a pedestrian or cyclist as a result of negligence, the pedestrian or cyclist may be eligible for financial restitution through the civil court system.
Common Reckless Driving Behavior
In most cases, driver negligence is the cause of car accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists. The following reckless driving behaviors can be particularly dangerous to pedestrians and cyclists:
- Failure to come to a complete stop at red lights
- Failure to slow or stop at marked crosswalks
- Taking turns at excessively high speeds
- Driving on bicycle lanes
Car accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists are often preventable, and those who are responsible may be held financially responsible for their actions.
Contact a Louisville Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Lawyer Today
At Sampson Law Firm, our Louisville legal team understands how devastating car accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists can be for victims and their families, and we will fight to help recover any financial damages you or your loved one suffered as a result of the accident. To speak with one of our lawyers today, please call (502) 584-5050.