Legal Help from a Bicycle and
Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Thousands of pedestrians and bicyclists are struck by cars and trucks each year, leaving victims with devastating injuries or worse. If you, or a loved one, have been injured in a bicycle or pedestrian crash, the experienced attorneys at Will Ferguson & Associates can help you recover just compensation. Representing pedestrians and cyclists in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and surrounding areas, our attorneys fight for full recompense for negligent, careless driving. To schedule a free consultation in English or Spanish, please contact us online or call (505) 243-5566 today.
About Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Most pedestrians feel safe walking along a sidewalk or crossing the street at a crosswalk. Unfortunately, when a vehicle is out of control, or the driver is impaired or distracted, roadside walkers and joggers can become casualties. A pedestrian hit in a rollover crash or any type of collision is likely to sustain injuries that are catastrophic — even fatal.
Cyclists are also easy targets on the road, and they are equally vulnerable to life-altering injuries. Crashes involving vehicles and bikes are common, often involving children and teens in residential areas or parking lots. With increasing numbers of adults using bikes for transportation and exercise, collisions injuring adult cyclists are sadly, but unsurprisingly, on the rise.
According to national statistics from 2014, some 65,000 pedestrians and 50,000 bike riders were injured in traffic crashes that year. More than 5,500 additional victims died from injuries caused by an impact with a motor vehicle. Injuries in these cases tend to be among the most severe and life-altering and may include spinal cord injuries, severe head and brain trauma, and disfiguring injuries.
How an Attorney Can Help
If you are a victim of the negligent or reckless act of a driver or other party, you may be legally entitled to significant compensation. Our experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorneys have helped many victims obtain the maximum financial recovery possible.
Victims of serious injuries by negligent parties are entitled to compensation for:
- Lost income, both present and future
- Medical bills and expenses
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Rehabilitation, both current and long-term
- Intangible losses, such as loss of enjoyment of life or loss of consortium (loss of the benefit of a relationship)
If a loved one is killed, the family may be entitled to an award to cover these and other damages, such as:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering between the time of the accident and the time of death
- Lost earnings or lost earning capacity
- Value of lost household services
- Loss of guidance and counseling (awarded to minor children of the deceased)
- Mitigation or aggravating circumstances
- Emotional distress caused by loss of society, guidance, companionship, or sexual relations
- Loss of other expected benefits
In some cases, victims and families also receive substantial punitive damages.
Why Choose Us
Will Ferguson & Associates is the largest personal injury firm in New Mexico, with an excellent reputation across the state. As a large firm, we offer many resources, but our greatest asset is our team of attorneys and support staff. When you are represented by a member of our legal team, you can expect to have a dedicated, compassionate partner in your corner. Your case will be thoroughly investigated, with the goal of connecting clear liability to one or more parties. We are experienced in all types of personal injury litigation, including crashes involving commercial trucks or products liability.
Schedule a Free Consultation
Don’t try to handle a pedestrian or bike crash claim alone. Our firm can manage your insurance and legal details, so you can rest and recuperate in peace. Please contact us using our online form or call (505) 243-5566 to arrange a free consultation.