Despite taking every safety precaution, the unfortunate fact is that bike accidents are a common occurrence in the greater Philadelphia area. Riders assume a certain level of risk when they take to the roads, and while some accidents are due to the riders themselves, in most instances, other bicyclists, cars and trucks or road conditions are to blame. The worst part is that because there is so little protection, many times cyclists who are involved in accidents can suffer serious injuries from severe road rash and scrapes, to broken bones, head and spinal injuries, and in some cases, death.
When a bike accident takes place because of the carelessness or negligence of someone else, a rider has the right to seek compensation for the payment of medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other related costs. While some aspects of a bike accident case are the same as those in a car accident case, there are some deviations that demand you retain an attorney who has experience in handling bicycle accident cases.
For many years, the attorneys at Master Weinstein and Moyer have pursued claims for clients who have been involved in bicycle accidents. They have sought damages in cases involving driver negligence, recklessness, and violations of state vehicle codes. They have also pursued claims against manufacturers for the mechanical failure of bikes as well as filing claims due to poorly marked warnings in dangerous areas such as construction zones.
You need an attorney who knows how to recreate a bicycle accident scene, make the best use of expert witnesses, and someone who also understands every part of the mechanical workings of bicycles, especially in product liability cases.
Bicycle accidents are a subset of personal injury law and to give a greater chance of winning your case, you need to have an attorney who is highly experienced in working on these types of cases where deep knowledge of the subject matter can give you the advantage to win the maximum amount of a settlement you are entitled to receive.