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 30 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.
Start exploring your legal options today.
Use our online contact form to request a free case evaluation now.
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
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.
Want to learn more about how we can help you recover the relief?
Contact us today to speak with a skilled Philadelphia bike crash lawyer today.