Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Bicycling is becoming more and more popular as people use bikes for exercise, recreation, running errands, commuting to work, saving money on gas, and protecting the environment. Unfortunately, as the use of bicycles has increased, so has the number of bike accidents. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that bicycle accidents result in more than 700 fatalities and 49,000 injuries to bicyclists each year. Of those injuries, 6,000 were incapacitating, meaning the bicyclist could not leave the crash scene without assistance (NHTSA 2012 Bicyclists and Other Cyclists Traffic Safety Fact Sheet).
Common Causes of Bike Accidents
Below are some of the common causes of bicycle accidents.
- Negligence of other motorists
- Roadway, sidewalk, or bike path hazards
- Swinging car doors
- Defective bicycles: design and manufacturing defects
What You Need to Know After An Accident
If you are in a bicycle accident or any other incident where you are injured due to the possible misconduct, carelessness, negligence, or deliberate behavior of another, it is critical that you know your legal rights. We recommended that you consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore to make sure your rights are protected. Damages may be sought through a personal injury claim against a negligent party and/or his or her insurance carrier.
Familiarize yourself with these specific steps that should always be taken after an accident.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
A personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore will investigate your case to determine potential negligence and liability, advise you about your options, and represent you in filing a claim for damages and losses connected with the accident and your injuries.
An experienced attorney can help you maximize the compensation you may be entitled to the following damages:
- Medical treatment
- Loss of current and future salary and wages
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Property loss
- Long-term or permanent disability
In cases of grossly negligent behavior, punitive damages may also be awarded.
The Law Offices of Eric A. Shore: Experienced Bicycle Accident Lawyers in PA and NJ – Protecting the Rights of Injured Victims
If you were injured as the result of a bike accident, please contact our personal injury attorneys immediately for a free initial consultation. We have helped more than 40,000 injured and disabled individuals receive a total of more than $250,000,000 in settlements and expected lifetime benefits. The Law Offices of Eric A. Shore can handle all of the details concerning your claim and ensure that it is handled properly and aggressively. Let us use our extensive experience, legal skills, and dedication to help you win your case. Contact us online or call 1-800-CANT-WORK to arrange a free consultation today.
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