There are a large number of people injured and killed in bicycle accidents every year. According to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA), in many cases the bicyclists is not the person at fault. In 2013, the NHTSA reported that of the 743 deaths and 48,000 bicycle accidents in the United States, motor vehicle operators were at fault in the majority of cases. Because bicyclists are more exposed than vehicle operators, even minor accidents can result in the bicyclist sustaining serious injuries.
Alex Latanision, Esq. understands the dangers bicyclists encounter. He is a bicyclist and has been involved in near-misses. He knows of cases where bicyclists are even targeted in road rage and run off the road. While Philadelphia is becoming increasingly safe for bicyclists with the addition of bike lanes and other safety measures, accidents are all too common. If you are involved in a bicycle accident, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who understands the law and how to deal with insurance companies.
WHAT CAN VICTIMS OF BICYCLE ACCIDENTS RECOVER?
Your compensation will depend on the amount of medical bills, the negligence of the other party, and the individual facts and circumstances of your case. The value of a personal injury case is built over time as evidence is gathered and injuries are diagnosed. You may be entitled to receive compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Past and future lost earnings
- Past and future physical disability
- Pain and suffering
- Aggravation of a pre-existing condition
- Loss of love and companionship
- Emotional distress
Accident victims sometimes think that hiring a lawyer is expensive. At PhillyLawsuit, we always work on a contingent fee basis, which means you don’t owe us a dime unless we obtain a recovery. Contact us today for a free consultation. There is no obligation.