Do you love getting out on your bike around Bristol? We know that many people do. We have plenty of regular leisure and exercise riders around town. We also have people who use their bicycles as their main mode of transportation. No matter how you use your bike, we know you take steps to stay safe when you go out riding.
Unfortunately, you cannot control the actions of other drivers.
If you need a bicycle accident attorney, you can count on the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to be by your side, fighting to ensure you are fairly compensated.
For the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, there were over 1,100 bicycle accidents. Out of those, there were 1,127 injuries and 21 fatalities.
Looking at those numbers, you can see that nearly every bicycle accident results in an injury or fatality.
Because bicyclists are one of the most vulnerable groups on the roadway. Even when they are wearing a helmet, they are exposed to major injuries. They do not have the same protections that passengers in a vehicle do. When a bicyclist is struck, there is a high risk for serious injuries such as soft tissue damage, broken bones, internal organ damage as well as brain and spinal cord injuries.
Injuries of this severity can become very costly, especially if long-term rehabilitation and care are required.
What Can Happen
Most of the dangers of bicyclist revolve around reckless driver behavior. Often, drivers simply ignore bicyclists that are on or around the roadway. Other times, the problems have to do with:
- Speeding and aggressive drivers who tend to ignore right-of-ways for bicyclists such as intersections and bike paths.
- Distracted drivers that are busy looking at their phone screens or paying attention to other people in their vehicle instead of the roadway.
- Drunk drivers who make the choice to get behind the wheel after having too much alcohol. Impaired drivers pose risks to everyone on the roadway.
Government agencies or contractors are responsible for maintaining the roadways, bike paths, and sidewalks. If they fail to regularly inspect and maintain these areas, a bicyclist could crash due to unrepaired damage. These incidents can lead to major injuries for cyclists.
What You Can Do Now
If you or a loved one are injured in a bicycle accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, we urge you to seek legal assistance now. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our legal team will get to work on securing the compensation you deserve in the aftermath of an accident. We know that most bicycle accidents result in injuries and this can mean major medical expenses and time away from work.
Let us help when you need a Bristol bicycle accident attorney. We do not think you or your family should be in financial jeopardy due to someone else’s mistake. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 215-543-7220.