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Pittsburgh Bicycle Accident Lawyers Who Demand Accountability

If you were hit by a car while riding a bike, we can demand justice

Every day, bicycle riders in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area are put at risk by distracted and aggressive drivers who don’t understand how to share the road with bicyclists, pedestrians, and other vulnerable road users. The Pittsburgh bicycle accident attorneys at Hal Waldman & Associates stand up for injured cyclists in Pennsylvania. We demand justice and compensation for the injured and the families of fatal bicycle accident victims.

Our bicycle accident law firm has served Western Pennsylvania for decades. We have extensive experience handling all types of bicycle accidents, including those involving:

  • Hit and runs
  • Backing-up vehicle accidents
  • Intersections
  • Bike lane violations
  • Suddenly opened car doors (Dooring accidents)
  • Defective bicycle parts and tires
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Fatal bicycle accidents

What causes bicycle accidents?

Pittsburgh bicycle accidents are often caused by a combination of factors. The circumstances of every accident are unique – maybe you were hit while cycling in a Green Tree bike lane, taking a turn at an intersection on Fifth Ave, stopped at a traffic light in Squirrel Hill, or another type of crash. However, there are some common variables. Here are some of the most frequently observed factors in bicycle accidents:

  • Failure to yield the right of way to cyclists
  • Distracted drivers
  • Road rage
  • Drunk drivers
  • Speeding
  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Improper backing

Common bicycle accident injuries

Cyclists' vulnerability amplifies the risk of severe injuries, especially to the head and internal organs. These incidents underscore the need for road safety, urban planning, and responsible driving to prevent such outcomes and protect cyclists and road users. In a bicycle-car accident, the cyclist can sustain various physical injuries, including:

  • Fractures and broken bones due to the impact with the vehicle or road surface
  • Head injuries, ranging from concussions to traumatic brain injuries, if the cyclist's head strikes the car or pavement
  • Soft tissue injuries, such as cuts, lacerations, and contusions, from contact with the car's surface or road
  • Severe injuries, including spinal cord injuries, dislocations, and damage to internal organs

Unfortunately, many bicycle accidents are fatal.

How an experienced Pittsburgh bicycle accident lawyer can help

The driver of the car, truck, or bus that hit you may have been negligent. Your own auto insurance, health insurance, homeowner’s insurance, or private accident insurance may be sources of compensation. Our experienced Pittsburgh bicycle accident injury attorneys know how to maximize and coordinate your compensation from all relevant sources. If you or a family member were injured in a Pennsylvania bike accident, we can help you pursue compensation for your costs, including but not limited to:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality and enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium

Our lawyers are here for injured cyclists

If you were injured in a bicycle accident, you don’t have to face the aftermath alone. Your bike crash case matters to us at the law offices of Hal Waldman & Associates. We care. We are on your side. Contact our Pittsburgh bicycle accident attorneys for a free case evaluation. We can listen to what happened, explain how the law applies to your situation, answer questions, and help you decide what to do next.

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