Although bicycle accidents are similar to many other types of accidents in certain ways, there are also several things that set an accident of this type apart from others. To give yourself the best chance of winning a case if you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you must retain an attorney who not only understands personal injury law but has experience in bicycle accident cases. This is because it may be necessary to have a deep understanding of bicycle laws in Pennsylvania, the mechanical dynamics of how bicycles work, how to specifically negotiate with an insurance company regarding bicycle accident cases, and a working knowledge of how bicycle cases have been treated by the court system.
According to the CDC, more than 1,000 people were killed, and another 467,000 were injured in bicycle accidents in 2015. More than two-thirds of those fatalities took place in urban areas. The most unfortunate trend is the bicycle accidents appear to be rising dramatically, up over 12% in one year in 2017. With such a small amount of little protection, and the rise of inattentive drivers due to texting while driving as well as other factors, bicycle riders must constantly be on alert and ride defensively.
Although they account for only a fraction of all accidents, bicycle vs. vehicle accidents account for a considerable number of catastrophic injuries, including head and back injuries, paralysis, broken bones, internal injuries, and severe road rash.
Injuries from bicycle accidents are often permanent, meaning that a case takes on extra added importance since a lifetime of care may be needed. When this is the case, you must make every attempt to protect your rights and your financial well-being by retaining the attorneys at Master Weinstein and Moyer.
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