Bicycling is becoming more popular as individuals continue to look for low-cost and green forms of transportation. Riding bicycles is also a great way to get exercise and spend time with family and friends. However, riding a bicycle in Philadelphia often results in a bicycle accident.
Hundreds of people die in bicycle accidents every year. Thousands more are injured in bicycle crashes involving automobiles. Motorists pose a significant threat to bicyclists throughout the state. Bicyclists hit by a vehicle have a high risk of sustaining life-threatening and catastrophic injuries in the accident.
We have successfully represented bicyclists and obtained for them six and seven-figure resolutions in bicycle accident cases including, but not limited to, bicyclists struck by careless automobile occupants opening their doors into traffic without making sure that the lane of travel is clear, bicyclists struck by negligent and reckless SEPTA bus operators, bicyclists struck by negligent and reckless automobile operators, bicyclists pushed off the road by negligent and reckless automobile operators, etc. Contact Pansini, Mezrow & Davis for aggressive legal representation.
Why Choose Our Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Firm for Your Case?
The Philadelphia bicycle accident lawyers of the Pansini, Mezrow & Davis have extensive experience handling personal injury claims. Our legal team conducts thorough accident investigations to identify the party responsible for causing the accident. We gather and preserve evidence that proves fault and liability.
We have successfully handled over a thousand injury cases, including cases in which we recovered over $10 million for our clients. Our Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers use the considerable skills, knowledge, and resources gained from years of representing injury victims to obtain unparalleled results for a firm of our size.
We combine the exceptional personal service you expect from a small boutique law firm with the results you expect from large law firms. Let our bicycle accident lawyers in Philadelphia help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes of a Bicycle Accident in Philadelphia
One of the most common causes of bicycle accidents is human error. A motorist makes a mistake or acts recklessly and causes someone a fatal injury. Common reasons for a bicycle accident include:
Failing to obey traffic laws
Driving under the influence
Drowsy or fatigued driving
Additionally, other factors could contribute to the cause of a bike accident. Poor weather conditions, hazardous road conditions, defective bicycle parts, or dangerously designed roads and traffic signs can cause a bicycle to crash.
Determining the cause of the bicycle accident is crucial. Only parties responsible for causing the collision can be held liable for the bicyclist’s injuries and damages.
Bicycle Accident Injuries and Damages
When a bicyclist is hit by a motor vehicle, the bicyclist can be thrown from the bicycle or crushed by the vehicle. In either case, the risk of catastrophic injuries is high. A bicyclist hit by an automobile can sustain multiple injuries such as:
The severity of the injuries is a factor in the extent of the damages caused by a bicycle accident. The cost of medical care and lost wages are common financial damages in a claim. However, the bicyclist may sustain other damages.
Financial damages are only one portion of a bicycle accident claim. In addition to the financial losses, non-economic damages are also included in your claim. The bicyclist may receive compensation for the physical, mental, and emotional pain and suffering caused by the accident.
If a bicycle accident results in a disabling condition or permanent impairment, the bicyclist may also receive compensation for the disability. Compensation may include future damages for ongoing medical and personal care, future lost wages, and decreased earning potential.
Our Philadelphia bicycle accident lawyers work with our clients to carefully document all damages caused by a bicycle crash. By carefully documenting damages, we maximize the value of the claim. While a large settlement does not undo the damage caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, it can reimburse a bicyclist for past and future financial losses, as well as ongoing pain and suffering.
Contact an Experienced Philadelphia Bicycle Accident Attorney to Discuss Your Case
Bicyclists should follow all Pennsylvania bicycle laws. However, many accidents are caused by negligent and reckless drivers. Do not allow an insurance claims adjuster to blame you for the accident to avoid paying you the compensation you deserve. Talk with an attorney as soon as possible for an honest evaluation of your bicycle accident case.
Call 1 (215) 732-5555 to schedule a free consultation with a bicycle accident attorney in Philadelphia. Our legal team is ready to provide support and sound legal advice as you continue to heal from bicycle accident injuries.