When an accident occurs between a bicycle and a motor vehicle, the bicyclist is usually the one who suffers the most severe injuries. Bicycle accidents often end in catastrophic injuries or fatalities simply because of the lack of protection around the bike. The victims and their families can have their lives forever shattered by these accidents. This is the reason you need to consider a Bicycle accident lawyer.
Both motor vehicle drivers and bicyclists have a responsibility to ensure safe biking on Pennsylvania roads. According to law, bicyclists are to ride as close as possible to the right-hand side of road with the flow of traffic, on the shoulder or in a bike lane. If there is no shoulder or bike lane available, then the bicyclist is to ride as far to the right as possible. Bicyclists are also to obey the rules of the road, such as stopping at stoplights, stop signs and at intersections.
Drivers of motor vehicles should always be on the lookout for bicyclists. Following the rules of the road, not speeding and slowing down when passing a bicyclist can help reduce the number of accidents. Even though bicyclists may operate their bikes safely and with care, accidents do happen. Injuries that result from these accidents may be due to a driver’s recklessness, carelessness or negligence, or because of a defective bicycle.
Protecting the Rights of Injured Bicyclists
At the law office of Steven L. Chung, Esquire, we strive to hold drivers responsible for injuries, losses and damages that result due to their negligence. Experience and knowledge are important when it comes to representing injured bicyclists.We work closely with accident reconstructionists to analyze evidence such as body damage, vehicle position and skid marks, police reports, witness statements and possibly environmental factors.
Injured bicyclists have rights, and Mr. Chung knows how to protect those rights expertly. As a former insurance defense lawyer, he has an insider’s view on how insurance companies negotiate settlements. He knows that insurance companies want to settle bicycle vs. car accidents for the least amount possible. If a full and fair settlement is not offered, the law office of Steven L. Chung, Esquire, will not hesitate to take the case to trial.
Seeking Compensation from a Bicycle Accident Attorney
When a bicyclist is injured in an accident, he or she can suffer a broad range of serious, life-altering injuries, including:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- And much more
At the law office of Steven L. Chung, Esquire, we seek to hold the at-fault driver responsible for claims such as:
Medical expenses, past, and future
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- And much more
Let Us Help You During This Difficult Time
We know that you need to focus on your recovery from the injuries you suffered in the bicycle vs. car accident. You can call the law office of Stephen L. Chung, Esquire at 215-688-5777 for a free consultation about your case. Mr. Chung can answer your questions, explain the personal injury claim process to you and develop a plan for the recovery of the compensation you deserve.