What to Know About Bicycle Accidents in Pennsylvania

What to Know About Bicycle Accidents in Pennsylvania

Bicycle accidents can result in serious injuries that can affect someone’s life forever. If you are facing the consequences of a bicycle accident, you are not alone. Contact our firm today to speak with our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers to discuss your case. At Ilkhanoff & Silverstein, we are committed to winning our clients the compensation they deserve.

What are the common causes of bicycle accidents in Pennsylvania?

A major cause of bicycle accidents in Pennsylvania is negligence. Cyclists are often injured by drivers who are not abiding by the rules of the road. Bicycle accidents are very serious and can cause significant injuries like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones, lacerations, paralysis, and more. Some of the various negligent or careless acts that can cause bicycle accidents include the following:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drowsy drivers
  • Careless and reckless maneuvers
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failure to obey traffic signs and laws

If you were severely injured in a bicycle accident, it is in your best interest to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your options and obtain the compensation that you deserve.

What should I do after a bicycle accident?

If you were injured in a bicycle accident, you may be covered under no-fault auto insurance or health care coverage. However, that does not mean you should not prepare to take legal action. After a bicycle accident, you should call the police and tell them you need medical attention. The police officer will file a report indicating details of the accident, which will provide strong evidence later on in a potential pursuit of damages. Next, you will need to obtain medical treatment and documentation outlining the origin and severity of your injuries. This is important evidence for your claim if the insurance company argues your injury claims.

Can I recover damages after a bicycle accident?

If you were injured in a bicycle accident, you may be able to recover damages. You can be entitled to economic damages, which include lost wages, future lost wages, medical expenses, or the cost of rehabilitation. You can also recover non-economic damages that can cover emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.

If you were involved in a bicycle accident and have questions about your case, contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today to speak with an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney to discuss your options.

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