Many people in and around Allentown use bicycles on a regular basis. Whether for recreation and leisure or as a method of transportation, riding a bike can be convenient and fun. However, bicyclists are vulnerable to injuries when an accident occurs. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we are here to help if you or a loved one have been injured in a bike crash due to the actions of a negligent driver. Let our bicycle accident attorneys get to work investigating what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
HOW OFTEN DO BICYCLE ACCIDENTS HAPPEN IN PENNSYLVANIA?
Unfortunately, bicycle accidents are not uncommon in and around our area. During the latest reporting year, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says that there were fewer bicycle crashes in 2018 than in previous years – 974 total crashes. That is good news, but there were still 962 injuries and 18 fatalities as a result of these incidents. According to the PA DOT, children aged 5 to 14 are the most vulnerable to fatal injuries and severe injuries while riding a bike.
WHY ARE THESE INCIDENTS SO SEVERE?
When you look at the PA bike accident statistics, you can see that most bicycle incidents lead to an injury or a fatality for the rider. Even when a rider is wearing a helmet, they still have very little protection from the force of a vehicle slamming into them. It is not uncommon for our Allentown bicycle accident lawyers to help clients with the following injuries:
Each of these injuries requires medical attention and many can cause a victim to incur enormous medical bills. If a bike crash victim cannot work while they recover, they will lose the income they need to support themselves and their families.
WHY DO BIKE CRASHES OCCUR?
Many bicycle accidents occur due to the carelessness of a vehicle driver. Many drivers do not give a cyclist the space they deserve on the roadway, commonly leading to sideswipe injuries. Other incidents happen in areas where the cyclist has the right-of-way, including crosswalks and bike paths.
Bicyclists are most vulnerable due when drivers operate:
- At high rates of speed
- While impaired by alcohol or drugs
- While distracted by their phones or other devices
WE ARE READY TO GET TO WORK ON YOUR CASE
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a bicycle crash due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, please seek legal assistance immediately. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we are going to get to the bottom of what happened so we can secure:
- Compensation for your medical bills
- Lost wages if you are unable to work while you recover
- General household expenses
- Possible physical therapy expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
If you need an Allentown bicycle accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation.