While by no means exclusively, cases involving pedestrians and bicycles frequently involve sidewalks and unmarked crossings. There are a number of laws on the books that may seem to shift blame to the victim of such injuries, and each case has to be carefully reviewed to see that the law is fairly applied.
For instance the victim struck by a vehicle turning right on red. In the case of a bicycle struck by the vehicle, riding on the sidewalk, or riding in a cross walk, insurance companies routinely deny liability citing vehicle code prohibitions. Similarly, with pedestrians, the claim will be asserted that the pedestrian entered the intersection illegally, or crossed outside of a crosswalk.  But the inquiry doesn’t end there, as many other factors may come into play in determining the true cause of the accident.
Experienced legal representation can assure the victim’s rights are fully protected.