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Hit & Run Accidents

Hit & Run Bike Accidents in Pennsylvania

Get help From a Dedicated Bicycle Crash Attorney

Any road accident in which one of the parties flees the scene is not only a profound disregard for others' well-being, it is also illegal. These situations can be particularly harrowing when the injured party is a bicyclist. Bicyclists are directly exposed to dangerous impacts and must often rely on other parties, including the motorists at fault, to call for medical attention.

If you have been hurt by a motorist that fled the scene of your accident, it can still be possible to recover civil damages. At Piscitello Law, we staunchly believe in the rights and interests of our bicycling community. Attorney Joseph T. Piscitello is a seasoned cyclist himself who has time and time again helped his fellow bicyclists recover the relief they deserve after being wronged by negligence motorists.

You may still be able to recover the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (215) 372-8768 to start exploring your options.

Hit & Run Accidents: Steps to Take

Steps to take following a hit and run accident closely mirror those that any of us should take after a road accident. However, there are added considerations due to the irresponsible actions and absence of the other party.

Following a hit and run accident, you should:

  • Seek medical attention. Your health is the number one priority. Call 911 (or have it called on your behalf). Emergency personnel and police officers will be on their way.
  • Fill out a police report. Once any injuries have been tended to, speak with police officers to fill out a report. Because the law has also been broken, law enforcement will be interested in any details you can recount of the accident.
  • Contact your insurance provider. It is important to let your provider know that you've been in an accident and have received medical attention. Even if someone else is at fault, it is important to do this in a timely manner, usually within 24 hours.
  • Seek a bike crash attorney. While law enforcement will conducting its own investigation into the incident, they are interested in criminal charges—not recovering you compensation. Contacting an experienced lawyer can help you navigate this critical period in preparation of an injury suit and can even speak with witnesses and help collect evidence to help substantiate your eventual claim.

Criminal vs. Civil Penalties

When people are harmed by someone else's criminal actions, sometimes they assume that—because the individual will likely be punished by the state—that the matter is ineligible for a civil suit. This is not the case. Those who harm others with their criminal actions can still be held accountable in civil court. Our dedicated Philadelphia bicycle accident attorney can help you seek this justice and ensure that proper compensation is aggressively and thoroughly pursued.

Want to learn more about your hit and run bicycle accident claim options? Use our online form to request a free case evaluation or by calling (215) 372-8768 today.

Read What Our Clients Are Saying

    "With Piscitello Law, I could concentrate on recovering & rehabilitating!"
    Joe and his staff were very professional and helpful in guiding me through the complex legal process after I was hit by an impaired, uninsured automobile driver while riding my bike. It was reassuring to know that I didn't have to worry about these legal m
    Barb McKee
    "Exceptional Attorney"
    Joe is an exceptional attorney and helped me through the difficult period of time after my accident. He's a great communicator, and thorough in his approach, and I felt involved during the entire process.
    Andrew Y.
    "Character Matters"
    I must have been passed by 50 other riders going the other way, and attorney Piscitello and his son very kindly stopped and helped me, giving me a new tube, and using his CO2 cartridges to get me going again, and I was able to complete the ride. I believe
    Peter W.
    "Absolute Best Legal Services"
    For over 20 years Piscitello Law has provided the absolute best legal services to my family and friends. And, when I was injured in an auto accident, Joey got me the money that I deserved.
    Quintin Smith
    "Excellent Guidance and Reassurance"
    Joe and the team at Piscitello Law were excellent at providing guidance and reassurance throughout the whole process after being involved in a car versus bicycle incident. Joe was always available whenever I needed to talk to him about the case and was alw
    Dr. Patrick Brown
    "Piscitello Law - Advocates for Biker's Rights"
    Joe is hands down the guy you want if you are hit by a car while biking. He has a great understanding of a biker's rights on the road and the severity of injuries that can result from 
    getting hit while biking.
    Karen Good
    "Helped Me Get Through a Difficult Process"
    Joe & his team explained the entire process with me, answered all of my questions, & helped me get through a tough process.
    Christopher Z.
    "We Are Forever Grateful to Joe and His Staff"
    After two years with another attorney who was spinning wheels, Joe was recommended to me by a friend. He took over my case and successfully resolved it within approximately 6 mos.
    Linda B.

Our Results

Millions Recovered
  • $1,300,000 Trucking
  • $1,100,000 Pedestrian Matter
  • $535,000 Bicycle Crash with Rideshare Company
  • $200,000 Bicycle Crash - Hit & Run

    Motorist runs stop sign, hits a cyclist, and flees.

  • $100,000 Bicycle Crash Left Cross

    A male cyclist was injured after a vehicle crossed his path of travel and struck him.39-year-old plaintiff suffered a serious knee injury requiring surgery and time off work.

  • Confidential settlement Bicycle Crash Right Hook

    The matter involved a major international trucking company who claimed cyclists had no right to proceed on a Philadelphia Center City street. The truck driver cut the cyclist off as both vehicles executed the right turn.

Why Hire Us

  • Thousands of Injury Cases Handled
  • Successful Track Record of Compensation
  • Decades of Legal & Trial Experience
  • Unique Focus on Bicycle Accidents
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