Have you or someone you love been injured in a bike accident? Have you suffered injuries as a pedestrian? You may be entitled to collect compensation for your injury. Speak to a Harrisburg cycling accident attorney today.
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Our bike accident attorneys have seen the devastating consequences of bicyclist and pedestrian collisions and believe that all victims deserve justice. We have recovered significant amounts of financial compensation behalf of pedestrians and cyclists and welcome the opportunity to review the details of your potential claims.
We charge no upfront fees if you choose to hire us and we only get paid when we obtain a recovery on your behalf.
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Causes of Cycling Accidents
The number of bicycle and pedestrian crashes have been steady in Pennsylvania over the past five years. Unfortunately, it is those that are most vulnerable, children under the age of 14 and the elderly, who have suffered as a result of careless drivers.
Some common causes of bike crashes include:
- Failure to yield
- Texting and driving
- Running a red light/stop sign
- Failing to see a cyclist/pedestrian when backing up
Unfortunately, cyclists and pedestrians are often victims of a hit-and-run accident. About 60 percent of hit-and-run fatalities involved pedestrians, according to the AAA Foundation for Safety.
It is also important to note that pedestrians and cyclists may be at-fault for an accident as well.
Some common factors that contribute to pedestrian negligence include:
- Ignoring crosswalk signals
- Failing to use a crosswalk
- Darting in front of a stream of traffic
Fault is typically determined by negligence, which means that either the driver or pedestrian could be at-fault for a wreck depending on who failed to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances.
Types of Injuries
Nearly 6,000 Pennsylvanians were injured in a bicycle or pedestrian crash in 2013. With little to no protection while on a bike, or as a pedestrian, victims often face life-changing injuries when hit by a careless motorists.
Some of the most common types of injuries reported include:
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Road rash
- Dental fractures
Bicyclists can prevent injuries by wearing a helmet and other protective gear. Unfortunately, pedestrians are at an increased risk of suffering disabling injuries when involved in a crash.
Contact a Harrisburg Bike Accident Lawyer Today
Having represented dozens of personal injury victims for more than 25 years, our attorneys are experienced in handling bike and pedestrian accident claims.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a careless driver, turn to the lawyers you can trust to fight for the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
We can walk you through the legal process, including investigating your claim, hiring a professional to reconstruct your accident and fighting against the big insurance companies.
Your initial consultation is free and we don’t collect fees unless we win your case.
Call (717) 888-8888 or fill out an online consultation form.