Pennsylvania Bicycle Accident Attorney and Bicycle Accident Information
Every year there are over half a million injuries associated with bicycles, according to national data collected from hospital emergency rooms. Even more sobering, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that a bicyclist is fatally injured every 6 hours, and nearly half of all the people killed in bicycle accidents are children under the age of 16.
Many serious bicycle accidents involve inattentive car drivers or an inexperienced motorist. While collisions with cars account for only one third of all bicycle accidents, they account for the majority of catastrophic injuries and deaths. In most cases, the driver’s fault consists of running a stop sign, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failing to yield to the cyclist, backing out of a driveway or simple inattentiveness.
A bicycle accident can be a fearful and painful experience. An unprotected human body on a bike is no match for a speeding automobile or hard pavement. Even the most careful and experienced bicyclists can be involved in a bicycle accident. Pennsylvania’s tricky highways make any experienced bicyclist vulnerable to serious injury.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to the following benefits:
- Medical bills
- Wage loss
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and disfigurement
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, your first step should be to contact an experienced Pennsylvania Bike Accident Lawyer via email or call The Law Office of Marcus & Mack at 1-800-487-8546 for a free case evaluation. Whether you have had broken bones, scratches & scrapes or you have been seriously injured or worse, you should know your rights.
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