Milwaukee Personal Injury Attorneys for Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

Wisconsin law requires drivers to yield to pedestrians when they are crossing a sidewalk, at an intersection, at a crosswalk with a walk signal, and at a marked or unmarked crosswalk without a traffic light. When a driver hits a pedestrian as a result of not following these rules of the road, the pedestrian may have a negligence claim against the driver. If the driver breached his or her duty of care to the pedestrian, the injured and his or her family may be entitled to damages. The success of a negligence claim and/or the amount of recoverable damages, however, depends on whether the pedestrian was abiding by the rules of the road. If he or she was not acting in a reasonable and prudent manner in respect to his or her own safety, contributory negligence may be assessed against the pedestrian. For this reason, it is important that bicycle and pedestrian accident victims speak to an experienced Milwaukee personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Please note the statutes of limitation may bar recovery of damages if legal action is taken after the statutorily prescribed time period. Call the Milwaukee personal injury lawyers of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. for a free case evaluation, or fill out our online Free Case Evaluation form.

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Personal Injury Bicycle Accident

Bicycle Safety from Milwaukee Auto Accident Lawyers

  • Wrong way bicycle riding: Drivers do not expect to see any type of vehicle — car or bicycle — approaching them from the opposite direction. To avoid a possible auto collision with oncoming cars, ride your bike on the right side of the road, with the flow of traffic.
  • Left turn by a cyclist: Before making a left turn, bicyclists should check their surroundings. If you swerve or make a sudden left turn, other drivers may not be able to avoid crashing into you. Bicyclists should always use hand signals and ride in an expected manner.
  • Stop sign ride out: Bicyclists should always remember that bicycles are vehicles too. As a result, bicyclists should always obey traffic laws and traffic signals. Never ride your bicycle through a stop sign or yield sign.
  • Vehicle overtaking cyclist: This type of auto accident occurs when the driver of a car or truck fails to spot a bicyclist until it is too late and typically occurs in the evening. Be sure to wear reflective gear when riding at night.

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