Philadelphia Bike Accidents
All motorists must adhere to the rules of the road. Regardless of whether you are operating a small passenger car, large truck, or motorcycle, traffic signage must be acknowledged and all rules must be followed in order to decrease the likelihood of an accident taking place. Unfortunately though, motorists often overlook bicyclists while driving, which can result in leaving bicyclists seriously injured.
Bicyclists cannot contend with the sheer size and power of a car. Not only are bicyclists virtually unprotected by the framework of an automobile, but they are also traveling at much slower speeds than automobiles and are, therefore, less likely to be able to maneuver their way away from traffic accidents. Though scrapes, bruises, and broken bones are likely, injuries that result from bike accidents are often very serious, can be catastrophic, and may render the injured individuals permanently disabled. In fact, head and brain injuries account for 75% of all catastrophic injuries sustained by bicyclists during collisions with automobiles.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 700 bicyclist/pedal cyclist fatalities in 2008, and more than 52,000 injuries. Since 1932, a total of 53,000 bicyclists/pedal cyclists have lost their lives. Statistically speaking, a bicyclist is injured in the United States about every six hours, and many of those injuries are undoubtedly the result of inattentive or reckless motorists who fail to properly share the road. Negligent action such as this has no place on our roads, and those motorists whom such action can be attributed to can be held liable for all resulting consequences.
If you have been injured in a Pennsylvania bike accident, please don’t hesitate to contact the experienced personal injury law firm of Cherry Injury Law.
Our skilled Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys will examine the circumstances of your bike accident, and will hold negligent motorists accountable for their actions. For more information and a free consultation, call us today at 610-565-0300, and we will help ensure that your rights as an injured bicyclist are not infringed upon in a court of law.
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