Cyclists and pedestrians have next to no protection when a motor vehicle collides with them — even at relatively low speeds. That being the case, the injuries that these victims sustain tend to be extremely serious, or even fatal.
It is important to recognize that pedestrians are always afforded the right of way. In the case of cyclists, the laws have broadened protection for riders and can be complex. In either case, if you or someone close to you was injured by a motorist, it is important to understand your rights and the potential compensation to which you may be entitled.
I am Christopher A. Villasenor. Not only am I an experienced personal injury attorney, but I am an avid cyclist and have been riding on San Diego roadways for over 35 years. Just recently, my family rode across California. From our law offices in San Diego, we represent plaintiffs who have sustained mild to life-altering injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries (SCIs), severe burns, paralysis and other catastrophic injuries.
I served as a defense lawyer at two reputable, mid-sized law firms before starting my own plaintiff-focused personal injury litigation office, and I know how to disarm major insurance companies in these types of cases. Over the course of 30 years of personal injury litigation and plaintiff advocacy in San Diego and surrounding jurisdictions, I has represented pedestrians and cyclists injured in a range of scenarios involving distracted drivers and negligent motorists.
Regardless of the cyclist or pedestrian injury that you or a loved one sustained, we are ready to put our aggressive advocacy, experience and comprehensive knowledge in your corner to build the strongest possible case. If the insurance company will not settle for what you deserve, we are ready to go to court in pursuit of your rights and interests.