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You should not have to put your life in danger every time you cross the street or walk along a sidewalk.  Yet, every day in Northern Virginia pedestrians and bicyclists, many of them children, are struck and injured or killed by negligent drivers. The lawyers at Weiner & Spivey have represented many pedestrians and bicyclists in Northern Virginia who were hit by drivers of cars and trucks, including drunk drivers.

Every day in Northern Virginia pedestrians and bicyclists, many of them children, are struck and injured or killed by negligent drivers, including drunk drivers.

You should not have to put your life in danger every time you cross the street or walk along a sidewalk. 

Walking is one of the pleasures of life, whether you are ten years old or seventy.  Drivers have a responsibility to look out for pedestrians and people riding bicycles.  A driver's duty of care increases when it comes to children, because young children's behavior can be unpredictable and they are harder for a driver to see.  When a driver is in an area where he knows or should know that children are present, such as near schools and in neighborhoods, he must exercise greater caution.

But drivers also must exercise caution whenver there is any pedestrian present.  Although pedestrians must be careful for their own safety (such as using crosswalks and obeying WALK signals), drivers do not have the right to ignore what pedestrians do.  Many pedestrians are hit by cars and trucks in Northern Virginia in areas where there are no crosswalks or WALK signals.

A competent personal injury lawyer can look at the facts of each case to evaluate whether the pedestrian or bicyclist was acting reasonably under the circumstances.  The lawyers at Weiner, Spivey & Miller have represented many pedestrians and bicyclists in Northern Virginia who were hit by cars and trucks, including drunk drivers.

We believe it is important for injured people to have good information so they can make the best decisions.  Contact us through the website, http://www.wsminjurylaw.com, or send an email to [email protected].  You can also call us at 703-273-9500 or send a fax to 703-273-9505.  We answer your questions for free.

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Web Resources for Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents:

  • Child pedestrian injuries are the seond leading cause of death in children 5 - 14 years

    Description: Although the number of traffic-relatled child pedestrian deaths has declined in recent years for children under 14 years of age(possibly because of the decrease in the number of child pedestrians), pedestrian injury remains the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 5 - 14.

    Children from birth to 2 years of age are more likely to suffer non-traffic related pedestrian injuries. What are these? Those where the child is in the driveway or on a sideway and is run over by a car backing out of a driveway. Or where the child is in a parking lot and is run over by a car.

    Children are particuarly vulnerable to pedestrian death because traffic threats are beyond their cognitive ability.

  • Information on helmet safety and use

    Description: Lids on Kids provides information on helmet safety and answers questions about helmet use. The National Ski Areas Association and others developed this site.

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