Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

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Bike Riders and Pedestrians Struck by Cars

Owen, Galloway & Myers, has represented many victims of pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents. Our attorneys are keenly aware of how traumatic these events are for the victim and family, especially when they involve children.

Our Gulfport law firm has handled personal injury and wrongful death cases along the Gulf Coast and across Southern Mississippi since 1981. Our reputation for professional representation and favorable client results extends to successful recoveries for pedestrian knockdowns and bicyclists struck by cars.

A Burden of Proof in Bike and Pedestrian Accidents

Unless a remorseful driver admits to running over the victim, it falls to our legal team to prove liability. More often, drivers shift the blame: He wasn't in the crosswalk. She crossed against the light. The child darted into traffic. The sun was in my eyes.

We act quickly to preserve evidence at the accident scene, have the vehicle examined and locate witnesses to counter the driver's story. By funding an expert investigation, we seek to show the negligence that really caused the accident — talking on a cell phone or texting while driving, running a stop sign, turning without yielding, backing up, pulling out or sideswiping a bike rider.

The Experience to Extract Full Compensation

Because the victim is unprotected, pedestrian accidents and bike accidents commonly cause massive harm. We have represented victims of head trauma, spinal cord injury, broken bones, amputation and other severe and permanent injury, as well as fatal accidents. We contract with doctors, rehab specialists, economists and other experts to calculate appropriate compensation for the hospital bills, ongoing and future care, future earnings and pain and suffering.

There can be insurance problems, especially in a hit-and-run or uninsured driver situation. We pursue every avenue to find insurance coverage for our clients' needs. In fact, we help our clients in every way we can in the aftermath of an accident. Our trial lawyers have more than 90 years of combined experience, and the insurance companies and defense lawyers know our track record.

If you, your child or family member was struck by a car while crossing the street or riding a bicycle, call us at 228-265-5109 or toll-free at 866-677-3165 or contact us online. Owen, Galloway & Myers, welcomes attorney referrals and co-counsel inquiries.