Norristown may not be a huge place, but it can be relaxing and peaceful. Often, when we’re in our vehicles we fail to notice the true beauty that is all around us. Sometimes, you just need to get out on your bike and explore.
Riding a bicycle can be a great way to exercise and just relax. We did it as kids and, trust the saying, you never forget how to ride a bike. Some people use their bikes to get to and from work, a great way to save on fuel costs. When you ride, we know you try to be safe. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents happen and they are out of your control.
If you need a bike accident attorney, the Dan Doyle Law Group wants to help you. Getting into an accident on a bike can be scary, but it doesn’t have to ruin your finances.
When a vehicle strikes a bicyclist, the potential for severe bodily damage is high. While wearing a helmet can save you from deadly head injuries, bicyclists just don’t have the same protections that motorists do. Even a minor accident, like a vehicle sideswiping someone on a bike, can lead to an emergency room visit.
When a vehicle hits someone on a bike, the most common injuries include soft tissue damage and bone dislocations and fractures. More severe injuries can include internal injuries and head trauma. All of these injuries have the potential to keep you from work and even leave you with short or long-term disabilities. If you are injured and have to miss work, the lost income could be detrimental to the well-being of you and your family.
The latest statistics from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation show us that those in the age range of 5 to 14 are the most vulnerable to bike accidents, but anyone could be hurt on the roadway due to the actions of a reckless driver. Drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol, or those distracted by their phones, are much less likely to see a bicyclist on the road.
What To Do
If you or a loved one have been in a bicycle accident, seek immediate medical attention for any injuries. Even if an injury seems minor at first, some internal injuries don’t show symptoms until hours after the initial impact. It is important to notify the police and get copies of all reports related to the accident, as insurance companies will need them. When dealing with insurance companies, especially the other drivers, you shouldn’t speak with them until you know all of your rights and options.
You may need a bicycle accident attorney in Norristown. The Dan Doyle Law Group can help you sift through medical records, accident reports, and insurance documents. Let us handle the insurance companies. We don’t want you to suffer any more than you already have and we believe you should be compensated fairly if someone else’s negligence caused your injuries.
You can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation.