We know that many of our citizens love going out and riding their bikes. Whether they use them for calm, leisurely rides or for exercise, there are plenty of places to ride. We know that many people use them for getting to and from work as well.
No matter how you use your bicycle, we know you expect to be safe. However, no matter what steps you take to prevent accidents, you cannot control the actions of others on the road around you.
Do you know what to do if you are injured while riding your bike?
When you need a Pittsburgh bicycle accident attorney, call Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman for help. Their knowledgeable and qualified team will work to secure the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses.
There were more than 1,100 bicycle accidents in Pennsylvania in 2017.
Bicycle accidents happen too often, and we know that many of them are preventable. So many bicycle accidents happen at crosswalks or intersections where bicyclists should have the right-of-way. Unfortunately, many vehicle drivers do not pay attention to their surroundings. Many times, this is because they are simply in a hurry and careless about their surroundings.
Other times, drunk drivers cause accidents that are devastating. Drivers who operate while impaired often do not even slow down before an impact with a bicyclist. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania has many drunk driving accidents annually, despite efforts by law enforcement to crack down on these reckless drivers.
We also know that distracted drivers are a major source of concern. They can be just as deadly as drunk drivers because they are often busy staring at their phone screens instead of watching the roadway.
Most bicycle accidents result in injuries. This is because cyclists are vulnerable. They have no protection from the force of an impact with a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds. When a cyclist is hit, they can sustain severe injuries:
Not only will these injuries require extensive medical treatment (possibly even long-term rehabilitation), but they can result in massive medical bills. Spinal cord and brain injuries can mean procedures that cost nearly $1 million.
We know that you have so much to deal with in the aftermath of an accident that causes injuries. The last thing you should have to worry about is how to pay for all of your incoming bills. We are not only talking about medical expenses and other accident-related expenses. If your injuries keep you from working, all of your regular household bills will begin to pile up as well.
Will your insurance cover all of these expenses?
At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we want to help. We will investigate your case and work to secure coverage for all of your accident-related expenses. If you need a Pittsburgh bicycle accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 1-888-988-9467.