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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:

  • Potholes
  • 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

If you believe that any one of these factors contributed to your bicycle crash, then 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. Our firm is ready to stand with you, prove that negligence, and aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve.

Want to learn more about how we can help you recover the relief you deserve? Contact us today to speak with a skilled Philadelphia bike crash lawyer today.

What to Do After a Bike Crash

  • If police arrive, communicate any physical complaints you have at that moment.

  • Document what happened & your injuries. Don't downplay your injuries!

  • Get your version of events, driver's & witness' details in the accident report. 

  • Preserve evidence & seek advice from a professional.