Did you know that each year over 30 pedestrians and bicyclists lose their lives due to motor vehicle crashes, and 2,200 crashes result in injuries just in the city of Philadelphia? Most of these accidents take place in an intersection and occur due to improper transportation practices.
The city has spent millions of dollars in creating safer traffic patterns, routes, and laws to protect both recreational and commuter cyclists. However, it is vital for bicyclists to be aware of the dangers when cycling on the streets. Our bicycle accident lawyers in Philadelphia are committed to helping you get the compensation you need.
According to The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation cyclists are required to follow certain laws of the road to protect themselves while riding. These laws include:
Similarly, motor vehicles are required to follow specific traffic laws concerning cyclists. These laws include:
Follow these safety tips when traveling by bike in Philadelphia:
If you or a loved one find yourself in a bicycle accident, it is critical to get medical attention immediately. Some injuries may not show up immediately due to adrenaline, so even if you think you are fine, it is wise to see a physician anyways. At the scene of the accident, make sure you write down the information of all other drivers, motorists, cyclists, or pedestrians involved in the accident.
Take pictures if you can, and call Kwartler Manus, LLC for specific legal advice as soon as possible. One of our first steps will be to help you verify whether bicycle accidents and medical expenses are covered by your vehicle insurance plan.
David E. Kwartler and Jason I. Manus both have extensive trial experience specializing in personal injury and have been specially designated as Super Lawyers for multiple consecutive years. We ensure to personally handle each case—we do not hand it off to an associate because our goal is to offer professional support and guidance for you during this entire process. As an injured bicyclist, you deserve compensation! We make sure to fight for you, and when We fight… We win!
Call Kwartler Manus, LLC at (267) 457-5570 for Philadelphia bicycle accident lawyers who are prepared to fight aggressively on your behalf! Consultations are always free!