These types of accidents are similar to an automobile accident involving much of the same type of investigation and information. However there are some differences. How the accident took place in where it took place can be critical. Whether or not the accident occurred within a crosswalk or if an individual was riding a bicycle on the sidewalk may have impact on the recoverability of damages. City ordinances and state law control activities of not only motor vehicles but also pedestrians and bicyclists. Many of these types of accidents require an accident reconstruction to be completed by an expert. As in all types of accidents pictures and witnesses are essential.