Riding a bike is something that nearly everyone knows how to do. In and around Levittown, you are bound to see plenty of people of all ages out and about on a bicycle on any given day. However, do you know where to turn if another person’s negligence causes you or a loved one harm in a bike crash?
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we will be by your side, working diligently to secure the compensation you deserve. When you need a bike accident attorney, call us today.
What Can Happen In These Crashes?
First, we need you to understand that nearly every single crash that involves a bicycle results in an injury or fatality. Bicyclists have no protection from the force of a vehicle slamming into them or the secondary impact with the ground. It is not uncommon for us to handle cases with the following injuries in the aftermath of a bike crash:
- Spinal cord trauma (possible paralysis)
- Head injuries/traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or road rash
Each of these injuries requires medical care. In many circumstances, a bike crash victim needs surgery and rehabilitation in order to make a full recovery. It will not take long for medical bills to start coming in and, if a person is unable to work due to their injuries, they could find themselves in serious financial trouble.
- For the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, there were 1,127 bicycle crash injuries.
- Please know that even impacts at slower speeds can cause serious cyclist injuries.
How Do These Crashes Happen?
We know that bicyclists have rights on the roadway, but that does not mean that drivers will respect those rights. All too often we see drivers willfully ignore bicyclists. In many cases, crashes happen in areas where bicyclists clearly have the right-of-way, including in:
- Intersections where the cyclist has a green light
- In designated bike paths
Of particular concern for cyclists are drivers who operate while impaired by drugs and alcohol as well as those who are distracted by their phones or other devices.
We want to point out that ill-repaired bike paths and roadways can also cause major cyclist crashes. Government agencies and companies in charge of roadway maintenance should be held accountable in these instances.
What Happens Now?
When you head out on your bike, the last thing you expect is that another person’s actions will cause you harm. However, if a bicycle crash does happen, you may need to seek legal assistance. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we will get to work on securing the compensation you need in the aftermath of a crash. This can include coverage for:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
We may even be able to secure punitive damages against the responsible party. When you need a Levittown bicycle accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 215-543-7220.