There are many distractions for drivers on California roadways, including the use of cell phones. Even a tiny ring from a phone can send a driver frantically searching for a cell phone that is out of reach in order to read a text or take a call. In addition to phones, many drivers have small children in their car, and many vehicles are equipped with increasingly sophisticated electronics that require additional attention for a driver to operate. All of these things can lead to car accidents that can cause serious injuries or even death, especially when those accidents involve pedestrians or bicyclists.

Pedestrians and bicyclists have just as much right to use California roadways as do motorists. However, many drivers do not display a proper amount of vigilance when there are cyclists and pedestrians in an area. While crosswalks are helpful, for example, these measures offer little protection from a distracted driver.

Unfortunately, an accident involving a motor vehicle and a biker or pedestrian can have serious, even fatal consequences. These users of the roadway are at a distinct disadvantage because they are no match for a collision with a moving motor vehicle. Many who are injured in such a collision face a long road to recovery and may never fully return to their previous physical condition.

There is help for victims of car accidents in California. The attorneys at Bird and Van Dyke, Inc. have over 20 years of experience fighting for the rights of those coping with another person’s negligence. Over the years, the firm has helped pedestrians and bikers secure damages to help cope with the financial ramifications of such an accident, including medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. The firm’s webpage dedicated to these types of accidents offers additional information regarding the services offered.