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Unsafe Road Conditions

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.

Start exploring your legal options today. Use our online contact form to request a free case evaluation or by calling (215) 372-8768today.

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

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.

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. Call 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.

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  • Thousands of Injury Cases Handled
  • Successful Track Record of Compensation
  • Decades of Legal & Trial Experience
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