The Pedal Lawyer: Helping People Injured In Bicycle And Pedestrian Accidents
Any auto accident can change lives, but victims of bicycle and pedestrian accidents are more likely to suffer severe injuries than those inside the protection of a vehicle. From broken bones to spinal cord injury or brain trauma, those injuries create personal and financial hardships.
Sumner Law provides decades of focused experience and strong representations if you or a family member has been injured in a bicycle accident or pedestrian accident, or you have been the victim of a hit-and-run accident. Our Walnut Creek personal injury firm represents individuals throughout Contra Costa County and the Bay Area.
An Attorney Who Knows Firsthand What It’s Like To Be Hit By A Car
Scott Sumner is known as the pedal lawyer because he is an avid cyclist, and has long advocated for bike safety, the cycling community and people injured while riding bicycles. As a three-time victim himself of car-bicycle accidents, he can uniquely appreciate the road to recovery and the loss of favorite activities and personal freedoms that come with such injuries.
Those personal insights motivate Scott to fight hard and fight smart on behalf of the injured. He helps clients stand up to insurance companies and hold the negligent parties accountable for the harm they have caused.
Who Is Responsible For Your Bike Or Pedestrian Accident?
We conduct a prompt and thorough investigation to identify the negligence of individuals or dangerous conditions that led to the accident. Sumner Law has brought successful legal action against:
- Careless, distracted and intoxicated automobile drivers
- Truck drivers and their employers
- Government entities responsible for hazardous road conditions or bad signage
- Manufacturers of defective or poorly designed products, such as helmets or bike components
Call The Pedal Lawyer – Also Representing Injured Pedestrians
Scott Sumner has a lifetime of experience as a bicyclist and 25 years’ experience providing legal representation to bicyclists and of handling products liability cases against major manufacturers, including bicycle manufacturers.
Scott applies the same rigor to pedestrian accident cases, including hit-and-run. People on foot who were struck by vehicles in parking lots, crosswalks and shoulders of roadways often suffer similar injuries to those suffered by bicyclists. He will review all evidence, including police reports, photographs, witness statements and medical records, to present the strongest case for liability and damages.
Committed To Your Full Injury Compensation
Pedestrians and bicyclists are vulnerable to traumatic brain injury and other profound injuries. We pursue all applicable damages, which may include:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Long-term medical or nursing care
- Physical rehabilitation
- Current and future lost wages
- Job retraining
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
Scott Sumner at Sumner Law brings years of experience to the table. He may consult experts to predict your future medical expenses and lost wages. He knows how to negotiate a settlement that is in your best interest. He is an experienced trial lawyer who fights as necessary for you to receive all the compensation you are eligible for.
This Firm Will Fight For You
At Sumner Law, we have a soft spot for people injured on two wheels or two feet. To discuss your bicycle or pedestrian injury case in a free consultation, call our Walnut Creek office at 925-278-6170 or email us today. We welcome cases throughout the Bay Area and beyond.