We Hold Negligent Drivers Accountable After A Bicycle Accident
It’s plain to see that infrastructure throughout Pennsylvania was designed and built for motor vehicle traffic. That makes getting around even more dangerous for bicyclists and pedestrians, who are already the most vulnerable travelers.
Each year in Pennsylvania, crashes between cars and bicyclists result in approximately two dozen deaths and just over 1,000 injuries, on average. While these accident rates don’t account for a large percentage of overall traffic injuries and deaths, they are life-changing (if not life-ending) for bicyclists who are struck. In any nonfatal collision between a bicycle and a motor vehicle, the bicyclist can easily suffer a serious injury, permanent disability or paralysis.
If you’ve been seriously injured by the negligent actions of a driver, Gieg & Jancula, LLC is ready to help you seek justice and compensation. We have the skills, experience and tenacity to maximize your chances of success in or out of the courtroom.
Common Causes And Accident Scenarios
Most of the time, bicycle accidents occur because drivers simply fail to pay attention to their surroundings. For this reason, the following accident scenarios are common:
- Striking bicyclists as they legally cross the street in a crosswalk
- Making a negligent left or right turn and sideswiping a bicyclist who is trying to continue straight
- Failing to yield right of way
- Texting or otherwise driving distracted, leading to a collision
- Failure to keep a lookout when driving at night or during reduced-visibility weather events
- Driving in designated bike lanes
- Driving drunk
- Driving aggressively or speeding
- Failure to leave an adequate buffer between the motor vehicle and a bicyclist traveling on the road or the side of the road
We Aggressively Advocate For You
Because automobile traffic is the norm and bicyclists are the “exception,” drivers and even police officers tend to blame bicyclists for their own injuries. Accident reports may be biased or incomplete, and that makes it harder for bicyclists to find justice.
When you hire our firm, we conduct on our thorough investigation and help recreate the scene. If there is photo or video evidence of the crash, we work hard to obtain it. Our goal is to demonstrate that the automobile driver was at fault for the accident and to help you claim compensation for medical bills, lost wages, permanent injury, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Free Consultations Are Available – Contact Us Today
Gieg & Jancula, LLC is based in Altoona, and we serve clients throughout the surrounding areas. To discuss your rights and legal options with one of our skilled and caring personal injury attorneys, call us at 814-204-1274, or fill out our online contact form.