Bicyclists love the freedom of two-wheeled travel and recreation. But bicycling can also be dangerous, especially around automobile drivers who may be distracted or inattentive.
If you or loved one suffered a catastrophic injury or death as the result of a bicycle accident, please call 800-243-1100 to schedule a free case evaluation with our team of bicycle accident lawyers. Our attorneys are based in Philadelphia and we represent bike accident victims in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and nationwide.
Trouble on Two Wheels
In many cases, motor vehicle drivers are at fault in a bicycle accident. Some common driver-related causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Cars or trucks turning in front of bicycle riders.
- Texting or using cell phones while driving.
- Motor vehicles making turns in the middle of a block or intersection.
- Drivers failing to see cyclists in their lane.
- Drivers failing to yield the right-of-way to cyclists.
- In some cases, alcohol or drugs are to blame.
The most common victims in bicycle accidents are children: Roughly 60 percent of all bike-related injuries seen in hospital emergency rooms involve people age 15 or younger.
Roughly 800 bicyclists die each year from accident-related injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are about 500,000 additional emergency room visits each year due to bicycle accidents.
The majority of bicycle accident fatalities involve adult riders who are more likely to travel major roads. Adult men accounted for 73 percent of the 722 bicycle accident deaths in 2012, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway Loss Data Institute.
We Understand Bicycle Accident Lawsuits
Kline & Specter is a Philadelphia-based law firm with a team of more than 50 skilled accident attorneys who have amassed numerous noteworthy verdicts and settlements. Our firm works on a contingent fee basis in bicycle accident lawsuits, which means we only get paid when you are financially compensated.
If you or loved one suffered a catastrophic injury as the result of a bicycle accident and now need the insight and assistance of a leading litigator, please call Kline & Specter at 800-243-1100 to schedule a free case evaluation. We serve clients from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and nationwide.