Bicycle accidents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are too common. There are many avid bicyclists in the Delaware Valley region including Bucks County, Mercer County, and Philadelphia. Pennsylvania has several designated bicycle routes crossing throughout the state. Many of these PA bicycle routes have no shoulder and are not very safe for bicycle riding. Philadelphia has recently made bicycle riding safer by designating the right lane of several streets for use by bicyclists only.
Bicycle accidents usually involve serious personal injuries. Learn how to prove who was at fault for your Pennsylvania or New Jersey bicycle accident.
Our PA and NJ personal injury law firm has experience of representing fatally injured bicycle vs. car accident victims and their families. A large percentage of bicycle accidents occur during dusk or dark hours due to the lack of visibility of bicyclists. New Jersey and Pennsylvania have laws in place that require bicyclists to use special lighting on their bicycles similar to other vehicles on the road. Just like motorcyclists, the goal of a bicyclist should be to be seen by drivers of other vehicles on the road.
Drivers today are often times in a hurry to get where they need to be and with distracted driving accidents becoming more prevalent, bicyclists are not safe from bicycle accidents unless they are completely out of the lanes of travel and shoulder of the road. Most experienced Pennsylvania and New Jersey bicyclists know to wear helmets, even though the law may not require it.
Bucks County, Mercer County, and Philadelphia bicycle accidents result in many different types of injuries including broken bones, head injuries, shoulder injuries, and different types of spinal injuries. Unlike car vs. car accidents, oftentimes drivers of cars, without knowing, force bicyclists off the road and into a guardrail or down a ravine. This leaves bicyclists in peril, on their own to fend for themselves, and often with very serious personal injuries. This is why it is important for bicyclists to bike with a buddy and carry a cell phone at all times so that they can call an ambulance or police after a bicycle accident occurs.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a PA bicycle accident or a NJ bicycle accident, contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Saile & Saile LLP. We offer victims or families of victims of Bucks County, Mercer County, and Philadelphia bicycle accidents valuable information during our free consultations. Bicycle accident victims are entitled to fair compensation if they have been injured by a negligent driver.