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Fighting For Injured Bicyclists And Pedestrians

When motor vehicles collide with pedestrians or bicyclists, the latter always come out the losers. The driver is protected by a heavy metal vehicle frame, but someone on foot or on a bicycle has no shield at all. These accidents may easily suffer a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or even wrongful death.

On average, a pedestrian is killed every two hours and injured every nine minutes in traffic crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2015, 5,376 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 70,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States. The rates for bicyclists are not much better, with 743 deaths and an additional 48,000 injuries.

Since 1976, Alpert & Fellows, L.L.P., has been committed to fighting for the rights of injured pedestrians, bike riders and their families in Manitowoc and throughout northeast Wisconsin. Whether you were struck by a car while standing next to your own vehicle or you were hit while crossing the street, we will diligently investigate your case and help determine who is liable for your injuries.

Holding Negligent Drivers Responsible For Your Injuries

Joggers, walkers and bicycle riders have important legal rights. In many cases, they even have the right of way on a public road. If a driver's carelessness or negligence caused your accident, our attorneys can help you pursue full compensation for your medical bills and other damages.

Examples of driver negligence include:

  • Distracted driving, including texting while driving
  • Speeding or reckless driving
  • Drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs
  • Making an illegal turn
  • Running a stop sign or red light
  • Failing to yield to individuals in crosswalks

Consult Our Attorneys Today

Were you hurt or was a loved one killed by the carelessness of a driver? Learn about your legal rights to compensation by calling Alpert & Fellows, L.L.P., at 866-376-8603. You may also contact us online to set up a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers throughout northeast Wisconsin.