If you were hit by a car, truck, or bus while riding your bicycle in Luzerne County, we are here to help. A Wilkes-Barre bicycle accident lawyer will review your case for free.
During the warmer months in Wilkes-Barre, the streets can be filled with bicyclists traveling to and from work or just out enjoying some exercise. When a bicycle is struck by a motor vehicle on a city street, the rider often sustains very serious injuries. The personal injury attorneys at Munley Law have represented victims of bicycle accidents in Wilkes-Barre and throughout Pennsylvania. We understand that being injured in a bike accident is a traumatic experience. We work to make the legal process go as smoothly and stress-free as possible for the injured party. At Munley Law, our experienced Wilkes-Barre bike crash attorneys are fully committed to holding negligent car and truck drivers accountable for the injuries they’ve caused.
Munley Law has won millions in settlements and verdicts for injury victims. Rest assured that your case is in good hands.
Common causes of bicycle crashes in Wilkes-Barre
- Distracted car or truck driver
- Negligent car or truck driver
- Vehicles turning improperly, or failing to use turn signals, in front of a bicycle
- Vehicles following a bike too closely on a Wilkes-Barre street
- Opening the door of a parked vehicle in front of an oncoming cyclist
- Failure to obey traffic signals
- Failure to yield to a bicycle
- Product defects
- Hazardous road conditions
- Roadway defects or unsafe road design
- Bicyclists injured as a result of a dog attack
- Drunk or impaired drivers
Wilkes-Barre bicycle accident injuries
Distracted motor vehicle drivers cause the majority of bicycle accidents. Bicyclists have little or no time to react when a car or truck veers into their path. This leads to many accidents. If you’ve been injured in a Wilkes-Barre bike accident, we urge you to seek medical treatment immediately. Although it may seem like you’ve only sustained some minor cuts, bumps and bruises, you could be suffering from a concussion or a serious internal injury or head injury and it is best to be cleared by a medical professional. Bicycle-motor vehicle collisions can be especially dangerous for a cyclist due to the lack of protection and size of a motor vehicle. Common bike accident injuries in Wilkes-Barre include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Facial injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries
- Joint injuries
- Bicyclist fatalities
Establishing negligence in a Wilkes-Barre cycling accident case
To get full and just compensation for your injuries, we must first prove that a driver’s negligence or another’s negligence caused the accident that led to your injuries. Munley Law has the resources needed to launch a complete investigation of what led to your injuries and to build an effective case.
Bicyclist safety tips
We urge bicyclists and drivers on Wilkes-Barre roads including PA Route 315, Route 115, PA 309, over the Market St. or Pierce St. bridges, on Kidder Street or the Cross Valley Expressway and throughout the city. These areas are usually high traffic and may be filled with distracted drivers who are not paying attention to the road. Do your part, and drive with care.
Follow these 10 simple bicycling safety rules:
- Wear a helmet to reduce your risk of injury
- Follow all rules of the road
- Stay alert and pay close attention to everything going on around you
- Be sure to use hand signals
- Be extremely careful and look around completely before merging into traffic
- Ride with the traffic flow, in the same direction as the other vehicles
- Be predictable. Ride in a straight line, and don’t weave in and out of traffic
- Keep on the lookout for opening car doors and other road hazards
- Wear bright or reflective clothing
- Make sure your bike is equipped with reflectors, a headlight and a bell
As a bicyclist you have a right to be safe on Wilkes-Barre city roads and throughout the area. The Munley Law injury attorneys will help you recover the compensation you deserve for your Wilkes-Barre bike collision. This can include compensation for medical expenses, rehab and long-term care, lost wages, pain and suffering.
Do I need a lawyer for my Wilkes-Barre bike accident?
As more people in Wilkes-Barre are opting to ride their bikes to work, school or just for sport or recreation, bicycle-motor vehicle collisions are becoming more common. Bikes can be a great way to save on gas money and stay in shape, but it can sometimes be dangerous sharing the road with other vehicles. At the Munley Law personal injury firm, we understand that bicycle cases are not typical personal injury cases. Our representation is focused on helping an injured bicyclist get the compensation they deserve and need to recover. Tragically, severe bike crashes may even result in death. We are experienced and qualified in providing high-quality legal representation for bicycle crash wrongful death claims as well.
We do not get paid unless we win your case
Contact an experienced Munley Law Wilkes-Barre bike accident lawyer today for a free case evaluation. If you’ve been injured in a bicycle crash, you owe it to yourself to get the best legal representation. We will thoroughly investigate your Wilkes-Barre bike accident case and work to get you the results you deserve. We believe in maximum compensation for the victims and families of Wilkes-Barre area bike accidents. And, we do not charge a fee for our services unless we win your case.