Unlike the occupants of vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists have very little physical protection. They are very vulnerable to catastrophic injuries and even death. This is true even when they are using crosswalks and otherwise abiding by the letter of the law.
At Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora in Northern California, we provide powerful, compassionate representation to individuals and families harmed by the negligence of others. Whether you or a loved one was injured while walking, jogging or biking, our team of attorneys is here to make a difference for you.
We Hold Careless Drivers And Public Entities Accountable
Read about a few of the bicycle and pedestrian accident cases our lawyers have handled:
- Poor road design causes collision — A 50-year-old bicyclist was hit by a car exiting the freeway. He suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury, resulting in quadriplegia. The county said that the accident was the fault of the driver, but our law firm argued that the county itself was at fault for failing to take proper action to prevent such a foreseeable tragedy. We obtained a $7.5 million settlement for our client.
- Couple struck by drunk driver — A man and a woman both suffered serious injuries after they were struck by a drunk driver. They were standing on the sidewalk, waiting to cross the street, when the vehicle jumped the curb and ran into them. The driver was later found to have a blood alcohol content of .28 percent. Our law firm won a jury verdict of $3.2 million for the injured parties.
- Dangerous intersection results in fatalities — Our law firm represented the family of Delia Gonzales, who was killed by the driver of a left-turning car at an Atwater intersection. Previously, two other pedestrians had been struck and killed in the same intersection. We successfully argued that the city of Atwater was responsible for Ms. Gonzales' death, because it knew about the problematic phasing of the traffic light, but failed to correct it. We obtained a verdict for more than $3.2 million.
If you or one of your family members was injured or killed in California or elsewhere, call Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora for a free consultation. You can also contact our office online.