Attorney Joe Piscitello is actively involved with Philadelphia's cycling community both professionally and personally. His advocacy and support of the cycling community has been recognized by the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia on several occasions.
Personal Injury Statistics for Bicycle & Pedestrians in Philadelphia & Throughout the state of Pennsylvania
The following statistics are derived from research done by PennDOT and relate to the year 2021:
- According to PennDOT 2021 crash data, 117,920 crashes were reported to PPD, State police, SEPTA police, and other enforcement agencies
- 770 bicyclists were involved in crashes in 2021
- Of these 770, 24 cyclists were killed, while 103 were seriously injured
- Meanwhile, 3262 pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2021
- Of these 3262, 182 pedestrians were killed, while 524 were seriously injured
When looking at the numbers between 2016 and 2021, you can see that while pedestrian-related accidents and fatalities are down overall, there has been a slight increase since 2020. Meanwhile, bicycle crashes are down slightly, while deaths have seen a small increase.
How Can Our Philadelphia Injury Attorney Help You?
It’s absolutely imperative to immediately visit the scene of an accident and photograph the surroundings from all angles. Oftentimes our attorney combines a bike ride with a bike-mounted camera to document evidence with video and still photos. These depictions of the accident scene are later used in depositions to help clients articulate precisely what happened. All cases at Piscitello Law are reviewed weekly in a staff Case Management Review meeting which helps to ensure that they are properly followed and pushed forward on a weekly basis.
Another important aspect of investigating any accident is to retain appropriate expert witnesses. Not only do we utilize engineers with reconstruction backgrounds, but our firm also retains expert physicians who are capable of connecting specific injuries to the mechanics of how they were sustained. While these experts are being retained, it is important to keep our clients up-to-date on their case progress as well as any future steps which must occur prior to settlement or trial.
These high standards set our Philadelphia personal injury firm apart. If you've been hurt, contact us online today or call our office at (215) 372-8768 to request a free case evaluation!
Our Primary Focus: Representing the Rights of the Injured
At Piscitello Law, our sole focus is on helping victims of accidents and negligence in their personal injury claims. In particular, our personal injury attorneys in Philadelphia have helped numerous clients who have been hurt in bicycling accidents and are heavily involved in a number of bicycling communities and organizations. We accept a wide range of personal injury matters, including car accidents and medical malpractice claims. For more information, contact our firm.
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Our personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia views the attorney-client relationship as one of working partners. As is the case with any partnership, the client’s interest must always be paramount. If a decision is critical to the development of a case, the client must have a voice, not only in the final decision, but also in the decision making process. This type of collaboration results in trust, and ultimately can facilitate a successful resolution of a client’s matter.