Examining Bicycle Accidents
Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 2:01 pm
Philadelphia is considered one of the most bike-friendly cities in the United States. As a result of the heavy bike traffic throughout the city, bicycle accidents happen frequently in Philadelphia despite the vast biking infrastructure we’ve built. Due to their limited safety equipment, bicycle accidents often involve serious injuries to the bicyclist. These injuries can have long-term effects on a person’s life, impeding even the simplest of tasks. When a bicyclist receives these injuries from an accident that they did not cause, they deserve to receive compensation for their suffering.
At Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC, our attorneys believe that the person at fault for an accident must be held liable for their mistakes. Our firm has been helping Philadelphia bicyclists recover the compensation they deserve for years, and our experience in personal injury litigation can assist you too.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Bicycles offer a cheap and efficient transportation alternative to motor vehicles. Despite the lack of safety equipment, bicyclists are often very safe in their operation if left to their own devices. Unfortunately, many negligent drivers make biking unnecessarily dangerous. These drivers fail to notice bicyclists and execute dangerous driving behaviors that significantly increase the likelihood of a bicycle accident. Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Drunk Drivers
- Reckless Drivers
- Failure to Yield
- Driver Error
One thing drivers and automobile passengers alike need to be aware of is to check for oncoming bikes before opening their doors to exit the vehicle. Many accidental injuries are arise from this situation, and they are always completely preventable.
These are only a few of the most common causes of bicycle accidents. Bicycle accidents can occur for countless other reasons. However, a significant majority of bicycle accidents are not the fault of the bicyclist, but the fault of a negligent driver.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a bicycle accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, know that you have many legal options to begin recovering compensation. At Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC, our attorneys understand how aggravating it may be to suffer the consequences of an accident that you did not cause. We are dedicated to helping our clients recover compensation for their injuries so that they can resume their life prior to their accident. Contact our office today at (215) 875-7030 to speak with a qualified bicycle accident attorney.