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Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Pottsville, PA

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Injuries in a bicycle accident can leave you or a loved one with numerous challenges. You may be left wondering; how will I manage my medical expenses? Who will cover the cost of the damage to my bike? Can I receive compensation for my injuries and loss of income?  

At Metzger Wickersham, we recognize the challenges of recovering from such an incident while navigating an unfamiliar legal landscape. Our team of skilled bicycle accident lawyers in Pottsville, PA, is ready and well-equipped to assist you. For more than 130 years, Metzger Wickersham has been a steadfast champion for our client's rights. We're committed to delivering robust legal representation and advocating maximum compensation for each case. By leveraging our vast experience and one of the region's largest support staff, we are positioned to help clients fight for the best possible outcome in bicycle accident cases.  

If you've been injured in a bicycle accident, reach out to the dedicated attorneys at Metzger Wickersham. Call us at (888) 286-2850 to schedule your initial consultation today.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), cyclists lose their lives or sustain serious injuries daily in bicycle-related accidents. Numerous factors contribute to these accidents, posing considerable risks to cyclists. Bicycle accidents can occur due to a variety of factors. Understanding these common causes can help cyclists take preventive measures.  

Here are some of the most frequent causes of bicycle accidents:

  • Distracted Driving: Motorists not fully focused on the road can easily overlook cyclists, leading to collisions.
  • Poor Road Conditions: Potholes, debris, and poor lighting can cause cyclists to lose control and crash.
  • Failure to Yield: Both motorists and cyclists can cause accidents by not adhering to yield signs or not giving the right of way when necessary.
  • Dooring Accidents occur when a parked car's door is suddenly opened in a cyclist's path, causing a collision.
  • Reckless Riding or Driving: Speeding, sudden lane changes, or ignoring traffic signals by either cyclists or drivers can lead to serious accidents.
  • Impaired Driving or Riding: Alcohol or drug use impairs judgment and reaction times, increasing the risk of accidents.
  • Defective Equipment: Faulty brakes, tires, or other bicycle parts can lead to unexpected accidents.

The threat of bicycle accidents is significant, particularly in city environments where vehicles and cyclists coexist on the same roadways. Remember, being aware of these common causes can help both cyclists and drivers take appropriate steps to avoid accidents.

How to Remain Safe When Bicycling on Roadways

Cycling on busy roads can be challenging, but there are several measures you can take to protect your safety:

  • Stay Visible: Always wear bright, reflective clothing and use lights and reflectors on your bike, especially when riding in low-light conditions.
  • Follow Traffic Rules: Adhere to all traffic signals and signs like cars do. This includes stopping at red lights and using hand signals to indicate turns.
  • Use Bike Lanes: Whenever possible, use designated bike lanes. If none are available, keep to the right side of the road.
  • Stay Alert: Be aware of your surroundings, including vehicles, pedestrians, and road conditions. Never use headphones while cycling.
  • Wear a Helmet: Always wear a helmet that fits properly. It's the best defense against head injuries.
  • Maintain Your Bike: Regularly check your bike's condition, ensuring the brakes, tires, and gears are working correctly.
  • Avoid Distractions: Don't text or do anything that could distract you while cycling.

Being proactive and following safety guidelines is the key to smart bicycling. While safety should always be your top priority when cycling on roadways, you can only be responsible for yourself. If you’ve been the victim of a careless driver and injured due to no fault of your own, contact Metzger Wickersham’s experienced bicycle accident attorneys in Pottsville.  

Consult with Our Skilled Bicycle Accident Attorneys in Pottsville

Bicycle accidents can significantly impact your health and financial stability. Our seasoned team of legal experts is committed to helping you secure the rightful compensation for any medical bills, lost income, or other damages related to your bicycle accident. The attorneys at Metzger Wickersham will pursue every legal avenue to initiate your case and help you fight for the compensation you deserve.  

You can connect with us today by calling (888) 286-2850 or filling out our online contact form.

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