Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle Accident Attorney Philadelphia

Common Causes of Bicycle Accident Injuries

Bicycle riders submit themselves to peril every time they get on the road simply because there are so many negligent drivers who are not familiar with how to operate their vehicles in the presence of bicycles. If a car, truck or SUV driver operates his or her vehicle erratically or illegally, it can result in devastating injuries and even death to a cyclist who is in the vicinity. Many bicycle accidents involve such factors as:

Bicyclists often suffer severe harm as a result of these accidents, such as broken bones, lacerations, brain damage, neck and back injury, spinal cord damage, and even fatality in the most tragic of cases.

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury while riding your bicycle, please don't hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. He can determine your legal options and help you pursue compensation for your injuries and any property damage.

What should I do if I have been injured in a bicycle accident?

Firstly, you must ensure that you receive medical attention immediately. Even if you do not feel that you are severely injured, it is important to remember that you could be in shock or the adrenaline rushing through your body could mask a serious injury.

Additionally, some back, neck and other injuries do not become painful or problematic until sometime after the accident has occurred. It is also important that you contact the police as soon as possible to report the accident, even if the driver of the car who hit you or ran you off the road sped away after the accident occurred.

One of the most important things you need to do is speak with a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer. Attorney Murphy will be able to help you through the process of getting compensation for your injuries. Contact our firm as soon as possible to learn about your legal options to pursue justice.