Unsafe Road Conditions for Cyclists
Pennsylvania Bike Crash Attorneys
Are you a bicyclist that has been hurt due to dangerous road conditions? While many bicycle accidents involve negligent motorists, bicyclists also must rely on safe road conditions to travel safely. When those conditions are not provided, bicyclist well-being is put at risk and injured parties may have grounds to seek restitution from their municipality.
If you are a bicyclist that has been hurt due to conditions on the road that should have been addressed by your city or town, then Piscitello Law is ready to hear from you. Attorney Joseph T. Piscitello isn't just a legal advocate with more than 35 years of personal injury experience—he is a competitive cyclist who understands the needs, concerns, and challenges of our cycling community. Bicyclists that come to our firm from all over Pennsylvania can count on counsel that is capable of compellingly putting forth their claim before the law.
Examples of Unsafe Road Conditions
Many cities and towns, Philadelphia included, have made efforts to create safe conditions for bicycle traffic and incorporate cyclists into the regular flow of commuters. However, just like other streets, roadways, and public spaces, these conditions need to be properly maintained to keep people safe.
Unsafe road conditions that can hurt bicyclists include:
- Cracked or uneven pavement
- Unfinished or hazardous road shoulders
- Trees, utility poles, medians, or signage too close to the road
- Confusing signage or broken traffic lights
- Poor street drainage
- Improperly plowed or cleared bike lanes (during snow)
- Construction site hazards
Who Is Responsible for Bike Accidents Caused by Unsafe Road Conditions?
If you believe any one of the above factors contributed to your bicycle crash, you may have a claim against your municipality. Towns and cities usually hire contractors to maintain our infrastructure and when these parties fail to do so, they can be held accountable for citizens who have been wronged or harmed as a result of their negligence.
Proving negligence and liability, however, can be complex, especially because these cases usually involve third parties and teams of defense lawyers. It is important that your lawyer thoroughly looks into the circumstances of your accident to hold responsible parties accountable for their negligence. This also provides an important function for the community at large, as righting these wrongs in court can send a message out to others who would do the same, preventing similar accidents and injuries from happening to others.
Contact Our Firm for Legal Help
Piscitello Law is ready to stand with you, prove that negligence occurred, and aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve.
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
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 believePeter W.
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
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 alwDr. Patrick Brown
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
Joe & his team explained the entire process with me, answered all of my questions, & helped me get through a tough process.Christopher Z.
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.
Even though money itself cannot entirely erase a lifetime of physical and emotional ramifications of a traumatic event, it does provide some comfort that expenses are taken care of. More than that, Joe is a gem of a man. Truly: trustworthy, dedicated, knowEve F.
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