Were You In A Biking Or Walking Accident?
Stepping out onto the street or sidewalk can mean taking your life into your own hands. We have all experienced a racing heart when a speeding car comes just a little too close. Bicyclists and pedestrians who are hit by cars suffer serious injuries.
Common biking and cycling injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord and head injuries, including concussion and memory loss
- Deep cuts and lacerations
- Emotional trauma
There is no reason to continue to suffer. Your aches and pains can be seen by a doctor. If you were hit while walking or cycling, you may be entitled to an insurance settlement. Call our office to find out more.
Understanding Your Responsibilities If Hit While Biking
A few highlights about Pennsylvania traffic laws may also help you going forward.
As a bicyclist you are entitled to biking on the right-hand side of the road. You are required to follow all traffic laws, and you must yield to pedestrians. Automobiles are required to provide bicyclists with four feet of clearance while on the road.
Most bicyclists are at risk of suffering many types of traffic accidents, including driver’s failure to properly pass bicyclists and dooring — when someone opens a car door without checking for obstructions and hits a bicyclist.
If you have been injured in one of these ways, please contact us as soon as possible.
Get An Attorney Who Can Help
Insurance companies may be quick to try and get you to settle. This is a common tactic that consistently undervalues injuries and can leave you without full coverage for the full extent of your injuries. First things first. See a doctor, then find a lawyer.
The attorneys at The Waffenschmidt Law Firm, LLC, have spent more than 32 years representing clients in insurance claims. We can help you with your personal injury needs. We treat you fairly and work to maximize your settlement.