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Philadelphia Bicycle Accident Lawyer

In an instant, a collision with a motor vehicle can change the life of a bicyclist. Cyclists lack the protection that motor vehicle occupants have and almost always bear the brunt of the collision. In many cases, this leads to serious, sometimes permanent injury and even death.

If you or your loved one have been struck while riding a bicycle in Philadelphia, Youman & Caputo can help. Our attorneys have substantial experience representing seriously injured clients and understand how important each case is to those injured and their families. Call today for a free and confidential case evaluation.

How Our Attorneys Can Help

After a bike accident, you or your loved one may have suffered serious injuries. You may have incurred significant medical expenses and are facing financial uncertainty. At Youman & Caputo, we can ease your burden, provide you with the legal answers you need, and work tirelessly to secure the best possible result if the accident resulted from the negligence of a motorist or other party.

Our Philadelphia bicycle accident lawyers understand the issues involved in these cases, how insurance companies approach claims and settlement negotiations, and how to build strong cases for our clients. In the event that a just settlement cannot be reached, we are trial-tested and ready to go to court on behalf of our injured clients.

How Bicycle Accidents Occur

In the United States, our roads are extremely motor vehicle-centric and can be downright dangerous for non-motorists, such as bicyclists and pedestrians. Additionally, motorists are often distracted, inattentive, and, sometimes, are hostile to cyclists. These factors combine to create a dangerous environment for bicyclists. Cyclists can be struck by motor vehicles in many ways including when:

  • Drivers turn left or right directly in front of cyclists
  • Vehicles drift or change lanes into the path of the cyclist or directly into them
  • Drivers run stop signs or stop lights
  • Vehicles force cyclists to swerve or maneuver suddenly resulting in a fall, slide or collision with a fixed object or another moving vehicle
  • Dooring incidents when an occupant of a parked vehicle opens a door directly into or into the path of an oncoming cyclist.
  • And more

In these and many other incidents, cyclists can suffer severe injuries such as:

  • Fractures
  • Cuts, abrasions, and road rash
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Crushing injuries
  • Facial or dental injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • And death

Who Is Responsible for Bike Accidents?

Unfortunately, many bike accidents are the direct result of driver negligence, yet cyclists most often suffer the consequences. In personal injury cases, legal responsibility hinges on the concept of negligence. Defined, negligence is a failure to exercise a reasonable level of care through act or omission.

If drivers fail to exercise this duty and cause an accident that results in injury, they may be legally and financially responsible. In Philadelphia, an at-fault driver may be held responsible for the injuries they cause when they hit a cyclist. However, it is important that injured cyclists speak with a bicycle accident lawyer who understands bike accident claims and the intricacies within them.

Contact an Experienced Attorney for Help Today

If you or a loved one have been injured in a preventable bicycle accident, please, contact a Philadelphia bicycle accident attorney from Youman & Caputo. We are ready to listen to the facts of your case, thoroughly explain your legal options, and let you know how we can help. Call today for a free and confidential case evaluation.