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Bike Accident Attorney Philadelphia

Bike accident attorney serving Philadelphia & New Jersey

Philadelphia is, unfortunately, one of the leading metropolitan areas for bicycle accidents and fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Philadelphia ranks fifth in the United States for bicyclist fatalities with seven deaths in 2015. Each year, more than 45,000 people in the United States are hurt in bicycle crashes with motor vehicles. As many as 70 percent of bicycle crashes occur in urban areas like Philadelphia.

Our Philadelphia bike accident attorney team can help you fight for justice when you’re hurt in a bicycle accident in Philadelphia. A bicycle accident can leave you with serious injuries, physical pain and mental anguish. It can leave you unable to work, ride your bicycle and operate a motor vehicle. You may be unable to take care of your family.

Bicyclists have a right to be on the roads. In fact, Philadelphia residents are encouraged to use bicycles for transportation to work, personal errands and exercise. When bicyclists get hurt because of the negligence of others, they have the right to seek financial compensation. Whether you have been hit by another car, or injured due to a dangerous object or condition on the road, we can help guide you through your claim.

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Philly Accident Law Firm

Philadelphia bike accident attorney

Personal Injury Attorney Serving Philadelphia & New Jersey

How can a Philadelphia attorney for bicycle accidents help me?

Our attorneys handle all of the communication with the insurance companies, know all of the documentation required to support your case, and know how to use the law to your advantage. If you receive an offer from the insurance company, they can give you an informed opinion about whether to accept the offer or proceed to a formal legal claim.

If you pursue your case by filing a legal claim, out attorneys will work with you to build a sound legal strategy, including drafting and filing your complaint with the appropriate court and gathering the evidence on your behalf. When you have a bicycle accident, your attorney helps you with every aspect of the case in order to ensure that you receive the recovery that you deserve and navigate the legal system in the most appropriate way.

Pennsylvania bicycle laws

Pennsylvania has laws that protect bicyclists on the road. Drivers must leave four feet of space when passing a bicyclist. They may only pass at a reasonable speed.

It’s the obligation of the driver to leave four feet of space, not the bicyclist. Even a driver that suddenly opens a door can injure a bicyclist. That’s why it’s always the responsibility of the motor vehicle driver to leave enough space for bicyclists and be aware of their surroundings. If the driver violates Pennsylvania laws that protect bicyclists, the violation can be strong proof of your claim.

If you’re injured in a bike accident and the driver violates one of these laws, the law violation may be strong evidence of negligence. That just means that the fact that the driver violated a law can be strong proof that you deserve financial compensation. Your Philadelphia bike accident attorney can help you determine if the driver violated any Pennsylvania laws that protect bicyclist safety. If they did, the violation usually makes them legally liable for your injuries. Your attorney can help you present this information and use it to advance your case.

Locations we serve

Our professional team can assist you in the following locations:

  • Philadelphia
  • The surrounding Philadelphia area
  • Bucks County
  • Camden County
  • Delaware County
  • Montgomery County
  • Other parts of New Jersey

Our attorneys have both state and federal bar admissions in order to serve you wherever it’s most appropriate to file your claim.

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100% of our caseload consists of personal injury cases. This allows us to fully commit our resources to helping injury victims in need.

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Personal Injury Law Firm in Philadelphia With Offices in Center City - Walnut Street

If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or involved in an accident at work, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. While you are focused on your recovery, we focus on getting you the justice you deserve. Whether your injuries are due to someone else’s negligence or if your injury occurred at work, we want to work for you so we can get compensation to move on with your life. Medical bills, lost wages, future expenses and pain and suffering are all things that need to be considered when we start working for you.

If you think you may have a personal injury case, contact Louis Himmelstein & Associates now for your FREE consultation. We have a team of Philadelphia’s top personal injury lawyers to review your case entirely for free. We will answer any questions you have about your legal rights, and help you determine the next steps to take.

If you've been seriously injured in an accident due to someone else's negliegence we can help. Personal injury law requires a high level of skill. It is very complex and we are very proud to say we have a winning record and can provide the level of service that is necessary when dealing with clients who have been seriously injured.

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