Pennsylvania Bicycle Accidents – Who’s at Fault for My Injuries?

Pennsylvania Bicycle Accidents – Who’s at Fault for My InjuriesSharing the road is not always easy when you are in a hurry to get to work, school, or anywhere else to accomplish life’s daily tasks. Many drivers have become frustrated with bicyclists, and believe the presence of bicyclists on busy streets puts both the cyclists and drivers at risk. There will always be situations where a bicyclist creates stress for some drivers. However, simply because bicyclists can frustrate drivers does not mean that the roads are more dangerous due to their presence. Whether you are a bicyclist, driver, trucker, motorcyclist, or any other motorist, if another person has caused an accident that resulted in injuries, you should be able to hold that negligent person accountable.

When it comes to bicycle accidents, it can be difficult to determine who is at fault. For example, if a bicyclist was struck by a car while crossing the street at a four-way stop sign, and evidence shows the bicyclist did not lawfully stop, the bicyclist may be at least partially held liable for his or her own injuries. On the other hand, if there is evidence suggesting that a driver ran a red light or failed to stop at a stop-sign, and subsequently struck a bicyclist, that driver is likely to be held responsible for the injuries suffered.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents happen in a variety of situations including, but not limited to, the following:

• Failure of the driver and/or bicyclist to stop at a red light or stop sign (as briefly discussed above);
• Failure of the driver to see a bicyclist changing lanes or making either right or left-hand turns;
• The driver and/or bicyclist is under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident;
• Failure of the driver and/or bicyclist to have lights on in the dark and/or during a storm; and
• The driver strikes a bicyclist from behind when trying to pass the bicyclist, or failing to stop soon enough to prevent a collision.

There will also be situations where both parties may be equally at fault for any injuries suffered. Bicycle accident cases may seem simple, but can quickly become complicated when there are so many potential causes of such accidents. Therefore, if you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident, it is very important to act quickly by speaking with an attorney who will promptly investigate your potential case.

Contact the Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorneys of Lundy Law Today For Your Free Consultation

Bicycle accidents can result in devastating injuries that can be just as severe, or even more severe than, those suffered as a result of any ordinary auto accident. Whether you were the bicyclist, or a driver involved in a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation if another party committed negligence in causing your injuries. There may even be a situation where more than one party is at fault, so it is crucial to have a highly experienced Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney evaluate the facts and circumstances of your potential case as soon as possible. With offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, Lundy Law is a well-regarded law firm in existence for more than 50 years that focuses its practice on helping injured victims receive the compensation they deserve. Personal injuries result in not only physical and mental pain, but also a mountain of medical bills that continue to grow exponentially. Further, lost wages and the inability to work are extensive damages that result from some bicycle accidents. If you would like to discuss your potential case with one of our attorneys, contact Lundy Law today by calling (800) LundyLaw to schedule your free consultation