Pedestrian, Bicycle & Rollerblade Accidents
The Law Offices of Dennis R. Fusi & Associates, PLC represents clients in a wide variety of personal injury claims, including those arising from pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, and roller blade accidents. Based in Lakewood, just northeast of Long Beach, we serve clients throughout Southern California, from Bakersfield to the Mexican border.
Pedestrians are commonly injured when drivers fail to yield to pedestrians in cross-walks, attempt to pass another vehicle that has stopped for a crossing pedestrian, roll through stop signs, and make unsafe u-turns. When cars hit pedestrians, there is great potential for catastrophic injuries, such as multiple broken bones and fractures, and even death.
Along with driver negligence and traffic violations, dangerous sidewalks and property conditions are also common causes of pedestrian accidents. As pedestrians walk down busy city streets, construction sites, slick sidewalk surfaces, and uneven pavement create numerous hazards. Pedestrians are commonly injured from falling debris, slipping and falling on oil or grease left on sidewalks, and tripping on cracked surfaces.
As bicycles become an increasingly popular mode of transportation and exercise, bicycle accidents become an increasingly frequent source of injuries and wrongful deaths. Especially in urban areas, crowded city streets, delivery trucks, defective roadways, and potholes present numerous daily hazards for bicyclists. Also, along Southern California's waterfront, heavy pedestrian traffic creates precarious conditions for bike riding.
Bicyclists in California have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of other motor vehicles, and must follow the same rules of the road. As many bicyclists know, however, cars and trucks often fail to see them or fail to yield the right of way even when the bicyclist follows the rules. Our attorneys possess the legal skill and diligence to handle any type of bicycle accident claim, including accidents involving:
- Collisions with cars and trucks
- Defective equipment, including helmets, tires, and brakes
- Defective roadways, including potholes, cracked pavement, and inadequate or poorly maintained signage
- Sudden door openings ("being doored")
Rollerblading is a fun excursion, pastime, and form of exercise, enjoyed by both novices and experienced bladers along the coastal cities’ boardwalks and pedestrian thoroughfares. However, rollerblading can be a dangerous activity, as bladers must navigate crowds, avoid uneven pavement, and account for their ability to slow down and stop when necessary to avoid a collision. Because rollerbladers may be traveling at a high rate of speed, their injuries, should they lose control, may be significantly more serious than if they had been walking or running. Also making these cases potentially more complex, manufacturers may be responsible for a problem with the roller blades, and if the skates were rented, the rental agency may be liable for improper maintenance if it contributed to an accident. We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding any incident, helping you to receive maximum compensation for your injuries.
Seek Experienced, Compassionate Representation
Our attorneys possess the legal skill and sensitivity to handle even the most serious and complex personal injury claims. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian, bicycle, or rollerblade accident, please contact the Law Offices of Dennis R. Fusi, PLC for a free initial consultation. Se habla español.