Cyclists Representing Cyclists

Representation for Runners Hit by Automobiles in California

Discuss Your Legal Rights with Our Orange County Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

In addition to cycling accidents, we also represent the victims of accidents involving runners who have been hit by automobiles. Many of the same principles apply—if you are struck or injured in any way by a car while you are running, you have rights. Our Orange County pedestrian accident attorneys at Bike Legal can help ensure that you receive the full and proper compensation for any injuries, pain, and suffering that you sustain.

Schedule a free consultation with a member of Bike Legal; call (800) 449-4850 or submit an online contact form to get started.

Common Causes of Runner vs. Automobile Accidents

Most people know the general rule that, in instances of pedestrian (or, in this case, runners) vs. cars, the pedestrian has the right-of-way. In fact, it is the responsibility of all motorists to be aware of and watch out for pedestrians and runners, as people on foot are simply no match for a large, multi-ton vehicle. Unfortunately, drivers do not always see or yield to runners— often with disastrous results.

Some of the most common causes of runner vs. vehicle accidents include:

  • Drunk/drugged driving
  • Speeding
  • Driver inattention
  • Failing to see a runner at night
  • Failing to see a runner around a blind curve
  • Distracted driving
  • Texting or using a cell phone while driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Inexperienced drivers
  • Careless or reckless driving
  • Road rage
  • Failing to stop at stop signs/stop lights
  • Failing to check both ways before turning
  • Failing to check blind spots

In other, rarer instances, things like unsafe road conditions or defect auto parts may cause a driver to strike a runner. Regardless, in most cases of runner-automobile accidents, the driver is at fault. In such cases, injured runners can take legal action in the form of a personal injury claim. If the runner suffers fatal injuries, his or her surviving family members can bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the liable party.

Compassionate & Experienced Legal Guidance

At Bike Legal, we understand the challenges faced by runners when they are involved in serious accidents. We also understand the immense impact a fatal runner-automobile accident has on the victim’s surviving family members and loved ones.

Our Orange County runner accident attorneys are prepared to use decades of legal insight in an effort to obtain the full, fair compensation you are owed. We have successfully secured more than $300 million on behalf of injured runners and cyclists throughout the area; we know how to help you, too.

Call (800) 449-4850 or contact us online to request a free consultation today.

Over $300 Million Recovered for Injured Cyclists

In our 35+ years of handling cycling accidents, we have achieved significant and noteworthy results for our clients, amounting to over $300 million total. Our bicycle accident lawyers have handled hundreds of cycling accident and injury cases, including numerous cases that proceeded to trial—with successful results.
  • Cyclists vs. Auto $4 Million
  • Cyclist Rear-Ended $3 Million
  • Negligent Event Promoter $1.4 Million
  • Cyclist Rear-Ended $500 Thousand
  • Cat 3 Female Cyclist Struck By Car $500 Thousand
  • Cyclist Rear-Ended $500 Thousand

Hear From Our Clients

  • They are part of the cycling community and fully understand the perspective of the cyclist.

    “They consistently fight for their clients to get superior settlements and have excellent client services.”

    - Vince D.
  • I would strongly encourage anyone seeking an excellent law firm to use Bike Legal.

    “The regular updates helped to reassure us that they were diligently working on our behalf. They always took my calls or returned messages promptly.”

    - JR- Triathlete
  • Thank you Bike Legal for all of your hard work on my case.

    “You were able to recover far more than I ever expected and was able to get back racing quickly!”

    - Sasha R.
  • The Bike Legal team is a generous sponsor for my son's racing team and frequent speaker at our team meetings.

    “When my wife, Alison, was hit by a pickup truck while riding her bike, the Bike Legal team responded to our questions quickly with a precise and understandable manner.”

    - RL- Team Velosport Cyclist
  • They are a must for any case you might have.

    “I greatly appreciate the quick efforts to get me back on my feet and cycling again. Very friendly staff that all worked together to make the process very easy.”

    - RF CAT 1 Cyclist

Why Work With Us?

We Understand Bike Accidents!
  • Deep Rooted in the Community

    We have a real cycling culture at our law firm.  We are actively involved in the cyclist community and sponsor local teams and events.

  • Superior Results

    Our firm has recovered over $300 million on behalf of cyclists.

  • Experienced Legal Team

    We have been representing cyclists for over 35 years and have handled hundreds of cases.

  • 24/7 Personalized Access

    Speak with our Client Coordinator 24/7 and schedule same-day appointments.

  • Unparalleled Resources

    Our team has the resources and relationships with experts to help you through your medical treatment and build your case quickly to maximize results.

  • Trial-Tested

    We are not afraid to take your case to court to get the best possible outcome.

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