As summer approaches, more of us take to the roads on our bicycles. Bicycling is great exercise as well as an enjoyable experience. Bicyclists have rights on the road, just as drivers do. Unfortunately, accidents do occur, especially when motorists do not properly share the road and abide by the rules of the road. If you have recently been involved in an Erie, Pennsylvania, bicycle accident, our firm would be happy to work with you on your case.
Bicycle Accidents Cause Many Serious Injuries
Bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents can be caused by several reasons. Many times, drivers do not follow appropriate driving parameters, ignoring bike lanes and crosswalks, and/or follow riders too closely resulting in accidents. Cellphone use by drivers is a main cause for bicyclists being injured. Driving recklessly, speeding, failing to yield or stop and other issues continue to injure bicyclists as well.
The force of the vehicle against the bicyclist, no matter at what rate of speed or force, can cause serious injury, including:
- Road rash
- Head trauma
- Neck and back injuries
- Broken bones
Connect With Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler: Proven Trial Lawyers
We have successfully represented numerous bicyclists who have suffered serious injury through no fault of their own. One of our attorneys, Philip Friedman, is an experienced and competitive cyclist and triathlete, and he takes a personal interest in assisting other cyclists and triathletes when they are injured.