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PHILADELPHIA BICYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYERSPROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS WHEN YOU'VE BEEN INJURED
Bicycling is hugely popular, both for recreation and as a commuter choice. In fact, both recreational and commuter bicycling are on the rise.
Attorney Tim Kennedy reflects: "When I was in law school, more than sixteen years ago, I lived in the Washington Square West section of Philadelphia and commuted to Rutgers Law via the high-speed line. My car would stay parked three blocks from my apartment, and I took my bike everywhere in Center City. My friends would tell me that I was taking my life in my hands. Sixteen years later, my experience as a bicycle accident lawyer tells me they were far more right than I ever realized. If I had known then how common and severe bike accidents are in Philadelphia, I would have taken my friends' warnings more seriously -- but nothing would have stopped me from enjoying biking in the city." Bicycling in an urban environment is hugely enjoyable, but it carries special risks, many of which are beyond the control of the bicyclist.
National statistics suggest that well over half a million visits to the emergency wards of our hospitals each year are due to bicycle accidents. The injuries range from cuts and abrasions to broken bones, internal injuries, head trauma and even death. In fact, bicycle accident injuries prove to be fatal in nearly 1000 cases per year. Twenty thousand bicycle accident victims per year are admitted to hospitals for extended treatment of serious injuries. Bicycle riding has a higher death rate per trip or per mile of travel than being a passenger in a car. Nine out of ten bicycle related deaths are from collisions involving motor vehicles. Despite the rise in the use of bicycle helmets, the majority of these deaths are caused by head injuries. In contrast, only one out of ten nonfatal injuries comes from a bicycle versus motor vehicle accident. The statistics prove the obvious: when a bike and a car come together, the bike loses, and the injuries are very serious and often fatal.
Bicyclists are at risk form negligent car drivers, overtired or inattentive truck drivers, poor road conditions, and many other risks.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a bicycle accident, call the Law Offices of Timothy Kennedy.
Free and Confidential Attorney Consultation:Call the Law Offices of Timothy Kennedy today. Tim will talk with you directly. He will tell you what we can do for you. All consultations are free and confidential. Call us.
We Make It Convenient for You:Call us now for a free Bicycle Accident consultation. We have three convenient locations to meet with you: in Broomall, serving all of Delaware County, including Media, Springfield, Darby, Ridley, Chester, Morton, and Clifton Heights and quickly reachable from West Chester; in Montgomery County, serving Norristown, Plymouth Meeting, Skippack and the many beautiful towns in between; and in the heart of Center City Philadelphia.
But we know that when you are hurting, even commuting to one of our three convenient locations may be difficult for you. We therefore make home visits available by appointment. Whether you live in Norristown, West Chester, Bucks County, or even in Allentown, Quakertown or Reading, we are available to meet with you and serve your needs.
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