Practice Areas Leadership in Cycling Community for 35+ Years

 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.

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.

Pennsylvania Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases

The statute of limitations sets a time limit on how long after an accident has occurred the injured party is able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. This statute varies from state to state, so it is important to understand the limitations that apply in the state of Pennsylvania:

  • According to 42 Pa. Consol. Stat. § 5524(2) (2016), an individual is able to file a personal injury lawsuit up to 2 years after the date the injury occurred. This includes instances of wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice.

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!

Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer

At Piscitello Law, We Accept Calls 24/7. Contact Us Today!

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.

  • Joe & his team explained the entire process with me!

    “Joe & his team explained the entire process with me, answered all of my questions, & helped me get through a tough process. Thank you!”

    - Christopher Z.
  • As far as we are concerned, the sun rises and sets on Piscitello Law.

    “As far as we are concerned, the sun rises and sets on Piscitello Law. After two years with another attorney who was spinning wheels, Joe was recommended to me by a friend. He took over my case and ...”

    - Linda B.
  • Joe & his team could not have been more supportive, kind, & understanding.

    “From our initial contact on a Sunday morning to our very last conversation, Joe and his team could not have been more supportive, kind, and understanding. After my husband was hit by a car while on a ...”

    - Eve F.
  • Joe cares about your personal wellbeing, and also does everything in his power to secure you a fair and agreeable settlement.

    “Joe cares about your personal wellbeing, and also does everything in his power to secure you a fair and agreeable settlement.”

    - Jason J


Why Hire Us

  • Thousands of Injury Cases Handled

    We are proud of our reputation for being advocates for the injured.

  • Successful Track Record of Compensation

    You should be represented by a legal team that has demonstrated its ability to get proven results.

  • Decades of Legal & Trial Experience

    Our firm has been serving the Philadelphia community since 1991.

  • Unique Focus on Bicycle Accidents

    This niche practice of our firm is very personal to us, led by Attorney Piscitello, who is a competitive cyclist himself.

  • Consultations at No Risk or Obligation to You

    We are here to guide your steps. If you would like to get started on your case, simply request a consultation.

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