Bicycling accidents happen more often than you think. It’s moments like these when people need a bicycle accident lawyer. Philadelphia, for instance, is full of children who ride their bikes which increases the potential for numerous accidents. Last month, a 10-year-old local boy from Broomall was found sprawled out unconscious on the side of the road. He was riding his bike when a Buick hit him and sped off, fleeing the scene. The accident was 100 yards from a roadside memorial for a woman killed in a separate accident.
In June 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation released a study indicating 52,000 bicyclists were injured in 2010. Another 618 were killed.
Children aren’t the only ones prone to incidents. Adults ride too. In October, well-known author and consultant Stephen Convey died from complications of a bike injury. He was known for writing the best seller “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.”
If you’ve suffered through an accident, there may be ways to recoup your losses. Pennsylvania and Philadelphia has laws to compensate you for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and loss of income wages if you were injured while bicycling by the negligence of someone else. You may also be able to recoup money for medical bills. If a family member passed away, there are also avenues to take the offender to civil court and recover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.
There are a variety of instances where you may need a bicycle accident lawyer. Philadelphia attorney Edith Pearce can help. Her skills have earned her many unique distinctions. She was named by Newsweek as one of the 20 leaders in Law, deemed a Super Lawyer by Philadelphia Magazine, and is a Member of Mensa, a society for those with the highest IQs. Call now for more information. It may result in the compensation you deserve.