Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Pennsylvania

Serving Clients throughout Pennsylvania

More than 818 people lost their lives in 2015 due to injuries sustained in bicycle accidents and motor vehicle crashes. More than 45,000 related injuries were reported in the same year, which represents nearly a 15% increase over the past ten years. This has given rise to awareness campaigns and law enforcement authorities, as they have increased their efforts to maximize the safety of cyclists. If you or someone you love is seeking legal counsel after a bicycle accident, Gay Chacker & Ginsburg Trial Lawyers can help.

Child riding a bike

The situations that give rise to bicycle deaths and cyclist injuries are usually quite complicated. Authorities have devised a software that collects statistics and circumstances before and after the incidents to determine the most effective measures that can be taken to protect both cyclists and pedestrians.

Call 215-567-7955 to get started with a free consultation. Our Pennsylvania bicycle accident lawyers are ready to stand up for you. We also serve clients throughout New Jersey.

Liability & Your Legal Rights When in a Bicycle Accident

With an increasing number of cyclists in the country, it has become prudent for local authorities to define regulations and penalties with more detail in the management of this new culture of transit and recreation.

A bicycle is considered a legal vehicle in Pennsylvania, and with it comes the same responsibilities, rights, and duties of a motorist. Since statistics show that it is safer to ride on the street than on the sidewalk, many bicycle accidents almost always involve motor vehicles.

Since cyclists have the same legal status on the road as much as motorists, their rights are by no means diminished in a bicycle accident that involves a motor vehicle or other avoidable factors that lead to a fatality or sustained injuries.

Our Pennsylvania bike accident injury lawyers can litigate for compensation on your behalf, especially if the incident could have been avoided and any of following factors were involved:

  • Driver negligence
  • Unmarked hazards
  • Poor state of the road
  • Defective brakes or faulty equipment

The law also stipulates that:

  • Cyclists should ride as far to the right on the road as possible – This law is in place for safety purposes, but many motorists, either due to negligence or other reasons, fail to acknowledge cyclists on the road, and their awareness of the possibility of meeting a cyclist on the road is often quite low.
  • Cyclists have a legal right to be on the road – However, they should be concerned for their own safety, and exercise courtesy on the road.
  • Motorists have an obligation to act on a cyclists interests – They should also always be aware of the possibility that they might encounter cyclists on the road.
  • No one carries the legal entity when compared to motorists on the road – However, they are protected from negligent driving. Causative factors have to be determined regardless of the legal entity.

Our Legal Team Can Help You Achieve Compensation

If you have been injured in a cycling accident on the road to the extent that the normal functionality of a limb is reduced, determination of negligence or liable behavior will justify the amount of your compensation. Because the loss of a limb can prevent you from being productive, this injury could seriously hamper your career and long-term income, potentially leaving you impoverished or reliant on public services for your livelihood. Any and all the parties who are to blame for the incident are normally made responsible for compensating you for your medical bills, loss of income, pain, and other damages. The same claims can be made by a victim’s survivor in the case of wrongful death.

Our recent bike accident case victories include:

  • $701,250.00 Settlement – Bicyclist killed after colliding with a parked tractor-trailer on a highway
  • $261,000.00 Settlement – Bicyclist struck by car

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, call Gay Chacker & Ginsburg for a Free Consultation. Our bicycle accident lawyers serve clients in Pennsylvania.

Contact us at 215-567-7955 today. If you have a potential bicycle accident case for us to look at now, simply contact us for a case information form.