Bicycles are outnumbered and outweighed on the roadways. Whether a person uses a bicycle to commute or exercise, bike riders deserve to feel safe when sharing the road with motor vehicles. Unfortunately, we know that’s not always the case.
A bicycle ride can be deadly or cause severe injuries if someone acts irresponsibly. In fact, more than 1,300 bicyclists were injured in Pennsylvania in 2012. Sixteen were killed.
In addition to negligent driving, bike accidents could also be caused by:
- A bicycle design defect
- Poor road design
- Poor bike lane design
- Traffic signal malfunctions
- Bad road signage
- Negligent traffic safety officers
A bike accident can involve death or serious injury, and complex legal issues often arise in these situations. The auto accident team at Anapol Schwartz has obtained substantial compensation for victims who were hit by a car while riding a bike, and they’re prepared to navigate through insurance troubles and important accident details in order to make sure victims receive maximum recovery for injuries that never should have happened.
Contact the auto accident team today if you were injured on a bicycle. Key evidence in a case can be lost with time, so it’s important to act immediately to protect your legal rights.