There are plenty of bicyclists in and around the Philadelphia area. Many people enjoy recreational riding, while others use bicycles as their primary method of transportation to get from place to place. Unfortunately, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of other drivers cause serious bicycle accidents to occur. At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, we are here to help when you need a Philadelphia bike accident attorney. Our team will investigate your claim and work to secure any compensation you are entitled to.
When looking to determine how severe bicycle accidents can be, we can turn to data available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. When examining DOT data, we can see that there were 1,020 total bicycle crashes reported across the Commonwealth during the latest year. Out of these incidents, there were 16 fatalities and 1,003 injuries reported. This data is a clear indication that the vast majority of bicycle crashes that get reported result in some sort of injury or fatality for the bicyclist.
The Philadelphia bicycle accident lawyers at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay often help clients who have sustained the following injuries in these incidents:
The team at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay works diligently to investigate every aspect of these cases. When working to determine liability, we often discover that bicycle crashes are caused by the careless or negligent actions of other drivers on the roadway. Particularly, we regularly discover that these crashes occurred because a driver:
Most vehicle drivers do not realize that bicycles are considered vehicles under the law of Pennsylvania, and they should be afforded the same rights as other vehicles on the roadway.
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a bicycle crash caused by the careless or negligent actions of another driver, contact an attorney immediately. At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, we will conduct a complete investigation into your case in order to secure full compensation for your losses. This can include: