PA & NJ BIKE ACCIDENT LAWYERS
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bike accident and another party is at fault, with the help of an personal injury attorney you may be able to recover significant monetary awards for property damage, medical treatment costs, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
While it’s one of our favorite pastimes, riding a bike, especially in a major city, is dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), each year around 700 cyclists will be killed and around 50,000 bicyclists will be injured due to collisions with motor vehicles. Older bicyclists, aged 45-54, had the highest fatality rate. And overall, male cyclists were almost six times more likely to die in a bike accident than female cyclists.
The Right of Way -- And the Right to Sue
Unfortunately, the rights of road afforded to cyclists are often ignored by aggressive or distracted drivers. Indeed, motorists in general seem to find it difficult to share the road with their two-wheeled counterparts. The historic rivalry between motor vehicles and bicycles for that slim slice of asphalt continues to play itself out on roads across the country, often with tragic results.
Making matters worse, unlike motorists, bike riders are completely exposed in the event of a collision or accident. As a result, nearly every accident involving a cyclist is a serious one.
Serious bike accidents mean serious injuries, and serious injuries mean serious medical treatment costs and potential health problems down the line. Bicycle accidents typically involve extremely expensive emergency care and treatment followed by weeks, months, even years of rehab. Meanwhile, accident victims may find it difficult or even impossible to work...
Who’s going to pay for all that? How will you support your family while you recover?
The good news is that if your bicycle accident was due to a motorist’s or another party’s negligence, they should pay, whether through insurance companies or out of their own pockets. In certain cases, such as bike accidents involving severe injuries or death, or when the insurance involved will not cover damages, you may want to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Philadelphia Bike Accident Lawyers
The bicycle accident lawyers at Green & Schafle understand how costly and distressing a bike crash can be. There’s the damage to your bike, medical treatment costs, loss of employment, pain and suffering... We want to help. You can count on us to use our skills and experience to advocate for you and seek maximum recovery of your damages.
If you or anyone you know has been the victim of a bicycle accident, please contact our attorneys immediately for a free consultation toll-free at 215-462-3330 or by using our online contact form.