Williams & Javellana, LLP
Chico Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents Lawyer
Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
Any type of accident can result in bodily injury and financial difficulties but when bicycle or pedestrian accidents occur, the issues are typically larger than what is associated with an accident involving two vehicles. These injuries may, at times, have long-term consequences that are going to affect you and your family. In order to get the compensation that is due for bicycle and pedestrian accidents, you can contact Williams & Javellana, LLP. We will act aggressively in your behalf to get to the compensation that you need and to assist you through this difficult time, both in and out of the court system.
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, there were over 99 individuals who lost their life as a result of bicycle accidents in 2010. Although the number of bicycle accidents that occur have been on the decline in recent years, there is still a great risk that is associated with bicycling. This is not only due to the fact that you are often only protected by a safety helmet, you are also dealing with the other vehicles on the road. In many cases, those vehicles do not respect your rights to be on the road as well.
It might be a surprise to you but the majority of the deaths that took place across the country as a result of bicycle accidents occurred away from the area of the intersection. In addition, almost 1/3 of the accidents involving a bicycle also involved alcohol.
One of the first factors that are going to be considered in bicycle and pedestrian accidents is who was at fault. Making that determination can be difficult, because these types of accidents may have complexities involved with them that would not be associated with accidents involving two vehicles. Some of the factors that may be associated with determining fault include the speed of the motor vehicle when the accident occurred. It is not only important to consider the speed limit in these cases, it is also necessary to consider the conditions in the area at the time of the accident.
Another novel factor to consider is the possibility that the pedestrian or the operator of the vehicle was texting. It may be necessary to get records from the cell phone company to determine if that was an issue at the time of the accident. It can either be a problem if the person was texting while walking or if the operator of the other vehicle was texting while driving.
The injuries that are associated with pedestrian and bicycle accidents often exceed those that are associated with an accident involving two vehicles. It is important for you to have the proper legal advice that is necessary to get through this case and to ensure that you get the best outcome that is possible. You can contact Williams & Javellana, LLP for assistance and in ensuring that your case is filed aggressively, from the beginning to the end.
Gold standard for professionalism and ethics. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in handling complex cases. Attorney Javellana took painstaking hours building a civil case, (co-ownership/property rights) and then he presented overwhelming evidence at trial. Mr. Javellana was on point for 3 days at trial where he tactfully asserted a powerful presence in the courtroom and systematically picked apart the defendents and he was quick to respond to the dirty trickery of the defense attorney with undisputable legal arguments. As a result of Mr. Javellana's detailed and powerful representation, the opposing side had no chance. Mr. Javellana was extremely organized and detail oriented throughout. Mr. Javellana won the case across multiple points and most impressively he obtained a permanent injunction against the opposing party. Additionally, Mr. Javellana, represented me with two other cases where his professionalism and his relentless tactical drive continued with successful results. I highly recommend Mr. Javellana. J.M
California June 20, 2015