Sharing the road with bicyclists and pedestrians is the law in Wisconsin. Unfortunately, many drivers feel that as the “larger vehicle” they have right of way at all times. When an unprotected person is struck by a car, the damage done is much more severe than if that person had been in another vehicle. Injuries can be catastrophic and may include:
Because insurance companies are always interested in protecting their bottom lines, they will try to put as much of the blame as possible on the victim. Insurance company representatives may try to contact you following the accident to ask if you had crossed the road in a crosswalk, if you were dressed in dark clothing, if you had a reflector on your bicycle or helmet, anything they can use to prove fault on your part. You should not speak with them. Instead, you should hire a Kenosha pedestrian accident injury attorney.
At The Law Offices of John V. O’Connor, we will field all questions from the insurance company, leaving you to your primary job of healing after your accident. We will investigate the accident scene, working with accident reconstructionists if necessary to show negligence on the part of the driver. We will consult medical professionals and economists to demonstrate the extent of your injuries and how they will affect your current and future earning potential. We will fight to get you the compensation you are entitled to.
Bicycles have legal rights on the road just like any other vehicle. We will protect your right to ride alongside cars and hold the driver who hit you responsible for your injuries.
Many people believe that when they are injured in an accident, the only insurance coverage they have is from the negligent party. This is not true. We will examine your own coverage to see what you can take advantage of, as well as holding the driver of the vehicle that hit you accountable. Our goal is to get you the resources you need to heal fully or have as good a quality of life as you are able.