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Bicycle & Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Pittsburgh

Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Injured Victims Throughout Western Pennsylvania

Many people are trying to act in ways that have less of an impact on the planet and that are kinder to their own well-being. For some, this means walking and bicycling. This is good for everyone. The other good news is that despite the increase in walkers and cyclists, the number of deaths and injuries in these groups is down.

However, bicycle fatalities are out of proportion to the number of bicyclists. Only one percent of trips taken are by bike; cyclists represent two percent of all fatalities. The same is true for pedestrian deaths and injuries; pedestrians account for 14 percent of traffic fatalities but only 10.9 percent of trips. This is not such good news.

Knowledgable Injury Attorneys Serving Allegheny County and Beyond

At Berger Lagnese, LLC, we have the experience and resources to investigate the accident and determine whether another’s negligence played a role. Was the driver drunk? Did the driver fail to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk? Did a construction company fail to properly secure tools, equipment, and building materials? Did a city or town fail to repair a street or sidewalk after being notified of maintenance problems? Answers to these questions and more will determine whether the other party was negligent.

Examples of Bicycle Accidents

Although not all bicycle accidents are the result of another person’s negligence, many are. Examples of possible negligence in a bicycle accident includes:

  • Car driver not seeing bicyclist when pulling out of an alley or side street when making a right turn
  • Car driver passing a bicyclist and then making a right turn, cutting off the bicycle
  • Car making a left turn in front of an oncoming bicycle, forcing the bike to hit the car or hitting the bicycle
  • Car driver or passenger not checking for bicycles behind a parked vehicle and opening door into the path of a bicycle
  • Bicycle being rear ended by motor vehicle
  • Cyclist being thrown from bike after hitting a pothole or debris in the road
  • Cyclist trying to avoid a dog or child running out of a driveway

Examples of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents are similar to bike accidents in some ways. Pedestrians can be hit by motor vehicles while walking on sidewalks, at the edge of the road when no sidewalks exist, and while crossing the street, either within a crosswalk or with a traffic light walk signal. In addition, pedestrian accidents can occur when:

  • A pedestrian suffers a slip and fall because of badly maintained streets and sidewalks
  • A pedestrian is hit from above by falling debris from a construction site or from a residential or commercial building

At Berger Lagnese, LLC, we have the experience and resources to investigate the accident and determine whether another’s negligence played a role. Was the driver drunk? Did the driver fail to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk? Did a construction company fail to properly secure tools, equipment, and building materials? Did a city or town fail to repair a street or sidewalk after being notified of maintenance problems? Answers to these questions and more will determine whether the other party was negligent.

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If you suffered an injury in a bicycle or pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation if negligence was a factor. To learn more, contact the personal injury attorneys at Berger & Lagnese, LLC. Tell them your story and learn how they can help.  Remember, you owe no attorney’s fee unless you win your case.

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