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Which Personal Injury Attorney is Best For Bike and Bicycle Accidents?
In Pittsburgh and the state of Pennsylvania people commuting by bike or bicycle share all the same rights and responsibilities1 (with a few certain exceptions) as a driver in a car, truck, or any other type of motor vehicle.
However, similar to those that ride motorcycles – even when bike riders follow the rules of the road, they can still find themselves a victim of catastrophic personal injury or even a fatal accident due to the negligence and carelessness of car or truck drivers.
At Schiffman Firm, we listen to all victims and determine if we can help injured bike riders or pedestrians – even if they have made a small mistake. Our attorneys understand how and why bicycle and bike accidents happen, and we use that knowledge to help victims assert their legal rights. As a firm, we have been helping our clients obtain the medical care they need and the compensation they deserve for over 50 years.
If you or someone you care about was injured while riding a bike or bicycle, contact our legal team today for a free evaluation of your case. You pay no fees for our services unless you win your case.
- Bicycle Safety and Pennsylvania Laws – PennDOT (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation)
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Negligence, Distracted Driven, Failure to Stop
What are some common causes of bike crashes in Pittsburgh?
Over the last five years, Pennsylvania has averaged more than 1,000 bike and bicycle accidents per year 1.
Bike riding is becoming increasingly popular – not only as a health and fitness activity but also as a more environmentally friendly means of transportation. With more bike riders and bicyclists on the road these days, the chances for accidents to occur will only increase. While bike riders must be responsible for their own safety by wearing the correct protective equipment, cyclists and motorists need to work together and share the road in order to prevent an accident.
For bike riders, accidents can occur at any moment – no matter how many safety precautions are taken. The team at Schiffman Firm is dedicated to bringing justice and proper compensation to those injured in bicycle or bike accidents. If you or a loved one was hurt while riding a bike, contact our attorneys today for a free consultation and review of your case.
1. 2020 Pennsylvania Crash Facts & Statistics (PENNDot | Pennsylvania Department of Transportation)
Common Causes of Bike Accidents in Pittsburgh:
- Right turn across the lane of a bike rider
- Left turn on a non-dedicated left-turn intersection
- Failure to stop at a stop sign or intersection
- Failure to yield
- Reckless driving
- Drinking and driving under the influence
- Road rage
- Texting while driving
- Improper turns and not recognizing the rules of the road
- Reckless driving
- Failure to check a blind spot
- Distracted driving
Brakes, Brackets, Pedals
Can Defective Parts and Manufacturing Flaws Cause a Bike Accident?
In fact, many of the defective product and product liability (Read: What is product liability?) cases handled by the attorneys at Schiffman Firm have involved poorly designed bicycles that have caused accidents and personal injury to the rider.
Defective parts or a bike with engineering and design flaws can cause unsafe riding conditions for even the most prepared and experienced cyclist which can lead to serious injuries to the rider or others.
Defective parts in a bike or bicycle that can cause an accident:
- Brake assemblies
- Bottom brackets
- Fork (Suspension and rigid)
- Tires and rims
- Saddles and seats
- Bike chains
- Seat posts
Broken Bones, Concussion, Road Rash
What are some common types of injuries in bike accidents?
Just like a motorcycle accident – an accident involving a bike and a car can have a devastating outcome for the cyclist.
Helmets, knee pads, and wrist guards can only offer so much protection if a bike rider is involved in a collision with a car, truck, SUV, or any other type of motor vehicle.
The severity of a bike accident can vary with each individual incident, but that shouldn’t stop someone from reaching out to a legal expert to determine whether or not the victim is eligible for some form of compensation to cover even the most minor medical costs.
If you or someone you love was injured while riding a bicycle, contact the attorneys at Schiffman Firm today for a free consultation and a review of your case.
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How Much Is My Bike Accdent Worth?
Every personal injury case is different. They present unique challenges and different obstacles to overcome while on the road to determining if fair and just compensation can be awarded.
Considering that, it’s nearly impossible to put a price tag on any type of legal matter without first understanding the specifics and the nuances of the case.
If you or someone you care about was involved in a bike accident you need to contact the personal injury attorneys at Schiffman Firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our team offers a free consultation and review of your case. You will never pay a fee for our services unless we help you win your case.
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