Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents
Strong Advocates for People Hit by Cars
A person crossing the street or riding a bike is virtually unprotected when struck by a motor vehicle. Even at relatively low speed, the impact often results in severe injury or death. But despite the victim’s significant pain, disabilities and economic losses, drivers usually deny responsibility and insurance companies try to limit the compensation.
The law firm of Willis, Willis & Rizzi Co., L.P.A. stands up for the rights of victims of bicycle or pedestrian accidents. We work to establish liability, if it is contested, and to make sure that the monetary damages cover the medical care, lost earnings and lasting disability.
If you or your child or family member was hit by a car, contact us today for a free consultation and aggressive representation. We have successfully pursued in state and federal court unique insurance coverage arguments to help get victims compensated.
Settlements & Verdicts
Our experienced personal injury attorneys guide a swift and thorough investigation to document evidence and witness accounts. We have secured many settlements and jury verdicts by showing the negligence of the driver:
- Speeding, passing or changing lanes unsafely
- Turning at intersections without yielding
- Pulling out or backing up without looking
- Passing a city bus or school bus illegally
- Drifting into a bike lane
- Texting or talking on a cell phone
- Inattentive driving in a pedestrian or residential zone
- Road rage or aggressive driving
Victims of a bicycle crash or pedestrian accident sometimes think they can’t collect compensation if they were out of the crosswalk or riding their bike in the street. These are not necessarily a barrier to suing for damages if the motorist was negligent or saw the victim and failed to slow down or yield.
We have recovered damages for wrongful death and for major injuries common in a bike wreck or crosswalk accident, such as permanent brain injury, multiple broken bones, back injuries and internal injuries. Our firm commits the resources to determine your appropriate compensation, and we are willing to go to trial to fight the insurance companies for it.
Free Case Evaluation • Home & Hospital Visits
We want you to focus on recovering from your biking or pedestrian accident. Let us take care of the rest. Call our Akron office at 330-535-2000 for personal attention and pursuit of justice.