Bicycle Accidents

Schuylkill County Bicycle Accidents

Experienced Injury Lawyer in the Pottsville Area

If you or a family member was seriously injured in a bicycle accident, the Schuylkill County bicycle accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Anthony Urban, P.C. is qualified and ready to pursue a lawsuit on your behalf. We are highly knowledgeable about Pennsylvania bike laws and insurance issues that commonly arise in these cases. While there are many causes of bicycle accidents, drivers often don't see bicycles until it is too late. Despite excuses that blame the victim, drivers are ultimately accountable when they strike and injure bike riders with their vehicles.

We will help you stand up to the driver who caused your injuries so you can secure the fair and just compensation you deserve. Contact us online or call (888) 268-0023 for your consultation.

Struck by a Car While Riding a Bike?

We represent victims of bicycle accidents in Schuylkill County, Northumberland County, and the surrounding counties of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our Schuylkill County bicycle accident attorney and team are familiar with the serious and permanent injuries typical when cyclists are hit by cars, including spinal injuries, head injuries, broken bones, and internal injuries.

In order to maximize compensation, we must convince the insurance company or a jury that the driver's negligence caused the accident. We possess the knowledge and skills to investigate the cause of your accident and produce evidence that will show your injuries were caused by no fault of your own. While most bicycle accident claims settle outside of court, we are willing to go to court on your behalf. We will do everything in our power to secure the full amount of compensation you actually need for recovery rather than a small insurance settlement.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Cycling is a great way to get around for many reasons, including its environmental friendliness, health benefits, and cost-effectiveness and portability when compared to a motor vehicle. However, while traffic fatalities have declined in the United States over the last few decades, bicycle fatalities have increased by 25% since 2010.

Bicycle accidents involving a motor vehicle are often caused by the driver. Even when the driver isn’t at fault, it is the cyclist who loses. Due to the lack of protections bicycles afford their riders, cyclists often end up with serious injuries and are more likely to require hospitalization than a motorist.

A few examples of the common causes of bicycle accidents include:

  • Running a stop sign or traffic light
  • Drifting onto the shoulder or bike lane
  • Sudden right turn
  • Speeding or aggressive driving
  • Talking or texting on a cell phone
  • Driving while impaired
  • Failing to yield or see the cyclist when turning left

If a driver hit you due to one of the above or otherwise due to careless driving or negligence, you can likely bring a bicycle accident lawsuit against them. Our attorney can help you determine your legal obligations during a consultation.

Proven Schuylkill County Bike Injury Attorney

The defense will often claim that the bike rider was to blame for riding at night without reflectors, failing to use hand signals, riding against traffic, or not wearing a helmet. Our team works to counter comparative fault arguments and keep the focus on the negligence, using the evidence we have gathered and our strong legal skills.

Reach out to our firm as soon as possible to discuss your options during a consultation. You can reach us 24 hours a day at (888) 268-0023 and online.


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