Common Types of Bicycle Accidents
Dedicated Representation for Injured Cyclists & Their Families
For many, bicycles are more than just a way to get from point A to point
B – instead, they are a way of life. Unfortunately, even the most
careful riders can be seriously injured or even killed by the negligence
of the car and truck drivers who share the road. If you’ve been
injured in a bicycle accident, you have right to pursue justice, including
financial compensation for your injuries and medical care.
Our founding Philadelphia bike crash attorney, Joseph T. Piscitello, has
a unique understanding of the risks bicyclists face. As an avid competitive
cyclist with 30+ years of
personal injury experience, he knows how a serious injury can impact not just your ability
to ride, but to work and live comfortably as well. When you retain our
firm, we will work aggressively to get you fair compensation.
Common Bicycle Crashes in Philadelphia
Philadelphia is a busy city, and it is hardly uncommon to see bicyclists
and car drivers sharing the road. While rides are typically uneventful,
a single mistake made by a driver can have catastrophic consequences.
Some of the most common types of
bicycle accidents in Pennsylvania include, but are not limited to:
Cars turning left are some of the most dangerous, commonly referred to as “the left
cross.” In these accidents, a car attempts to make a left turn in
front of an oncoming cyclist, and either strikes the bike from the side,
or causes the rider to crash into the side of the car.
A door opening in front of you is one of the scariest sights for a bicyclist, as there is often little
time to react. When exiting cars, people rarely look for oncoming cyclists
behind them. When they open their doors without looking, serious injuries
Car turning right accidents typically occur when aggressive drivers cut off the cyclist
while turning right at an intersection. This can happen while riding at
a high speed, but can also happen when the light changes at an intersection.
These accidents are notoriously difficult to avoid.
Rear end collisions are less common than many cyclists think but are still incredibly dangerous.
These accidents often occur at night when visibility is low, but may also
occur when an aggressive driver tries to pass a cyclist without leaving
Call (215) 372-8768 Today To Seek Justice
Serious injuries are never easy to deal with, but it is particularly frustrating
when they are caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another.
You have a right and an obligation to hold drivers accountable for the
injuries they cause, and you deserve fair financial compensation for medical
bills, rehabilitation costs, lost income, and more.
At Piscitello Law, our Philadelphia bike crash lawyers are dedicated to
the interests of injured cyclists and their families. When you retain
our firm, we will provide the effective, trial-tested representation you
need in these complex claims. Do not settle for less than you deserve
– pursue full and fair compensation with help from Piscitello Law.
We have extensive experience with bicycle crash cases.
Contact us today to learn firsthand what sets our firm apart. Call (215) 372-8768 today
to start your bicycle accident injury claim.