Making Lives Better

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Life Is Dangerous For Pedestrians And Cyclists

Walking to class. Biking to work. Jogging to keep in shape. When you swung your leg over the bike or laced up your shoes, it was just another day in paradise.

But today everything hurts and everything sucks. Will my broken body heal from this? Will I be able to go back to my job? Am I stuck with these medical bills? Can somebody tell these insurance company reps to quit calling me!

At Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire, we truly want to make your life better, starting today. We will help you deal with the aftermath of your bicycle accident or pedestrian accident. We will fight for every dime of compensation for your injuries and losses.

We Know What Causes Bicycle And Pedestrian Accidents

San Diego has miles of designated bike lanes. Everyone understands how stop signs and crosswalks and speed limits work, but those safety measures only work if drivers are paying attention and obeying the law.

The attorneys of Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire have represented bike riders and pedestrians injured or killed by careless and reckless motorists. We’ve heard all the excuses: The lady darted out. The sun was in my eyes. The bike ran into me. And we know the real cause of pedestrian and bike accidents:

  • Left turns without yielding
  • Right turns without looking
  • Running stoplights and stop signs
  • Drifting into the bike lane
  • Speeding and aggressive driving
  • “Dooring” cyclists when exiting a parked car
  • Dangerous distractions (cellphones, passengers, pets, eating)

Our firm has the experience and resources to conduct a thorough investigation and demonstrate how a negligent driver was at fault. We also know how to counter the defense tactics of blaming the victim, including arguments of “comparative negligence” to try to reduce your damages.

Compensation For Life-Changing Injuries

With no protection (or a bike helmet at best), pedestrians and cyclists are vulnerable to major injuries. Over the years, our lawyers have recovered compensation in verdicts and settlements for traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputated limbs, broken bones, internal injuries, facial injuries and severe road rash abrasions. Some clients needed reconstructive surgery or skin grafts, others months of physical therapy. Some will live with permanent scars or nerve damage, and others will need round-the-clock care.

Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire works with reputable experts to calculate the economic damages and project the ongoing needs, such as wheelchairs, pain management or nursing care. Our goal is to make clients as whole as possible and improve their quality of life after a life-changing accident. If the insurance company will not settle for a fair amount, our accomplished trial lawyers are prepared to present your story to a jury.

Let’s Get You Back In The Saddle

We like to think of ourselves as white hat lawyers. The good guys. Whether you suffered disabling injuries or escaped with “only” a fractured wrist or collarbone, our focus is supporting your recovery in any way we can while working behind the scenes to maximize your compensation. To arrange a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call our San Diego office at 619-236-9363 or contact us online.