Hurt In A Bicycle Accident? Put An Experienced Attorney On Your Side.
Pennsylvania is considered to be among the most bike-friendly states in the country, but that isn’t saying much. American infrastructure was built for automobiles, and that leaves both bicyclists and pedestrians in danger.
Collisions with cars have long been injurious or even fatal to bicyclists, and the problem is only getting worse. Increasing speed limits and the growing popularity of SUVs means that riders are likely to be struck harder and higher on the body, raising the risk of catastrophic injury or death. If you were injured or lost someone you love in a bicycle accident, you need a legal advocate who will help you hold the at-fault driver accountable and will seek maximum compensation on your behalf. In Langhorne, my firm, ViKing Law, is the one to contact.
Bike Accidents: Common Causes, Scenarios And Injuries
I am Virginia King, a veteran attorney with two decades of experience in injury law, including many years spent as an insurance defense attorney. Throughout my career, I have seen just how devastating bike accidents can be for victims and their families. When these crashes are not fatal, they often result in traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries (leading to paralysis), broken bones, scarring and disfigurement and more.
In many cases, these crashes are the result of driver negligence, including:
- Texting and inattentive driving
- Making unsafe left or right turns without scanning for bicyclists
- Speeding and aggressive driving
- Passing riders without leaving a safety buffer
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Opening car doors into the path of approaching bicyclists or striking them with the door (so-called dooring accidents)
- Drunk driving
Too often, bicyclists are blamed for their own injuries. There is a pervasive attitude that roads are only for cars and trucks, and bicyclists should just stay out of the way. The truth is, however, that you have the same rights as all other road users, and drivers must exercise reasonable caution behind the wheel. I fight to keep the focus on what they did to harm you, not on what “you should have done” to avoid being injured.
I will thoroughly investigate the details of your accident, gathering all available evidence and building a strong case against the at-fault party or parties.
Talk To Me About Your Legal Options For Free
From my office in Langhorne, I serve clients throughout the Philadelphia metro area. To take advantage of a free initial consultation about your bicycle accident, call 267-703-0144 or reach out online.