More and more people are turning to bicycles as a mode of transportation. Not only are people riding bicycles on the weekends for pleasure, many use bicycles as primary transport. Many ride bicycles on the roadway as a form of exercise and conditioning. No matter the reason for operating a bicycle on the roadway, the law is clear that bicyclists do have rights.
Unfortunately, motor vehicle operators often fail to recognize the rights of bicyclists on the roadway. Drivers often fail to yield the right-of-way, or are otherwise unwilling to share the road with those on two wheels. The state and local municipalities are less than diligent when it comes to maintaining roadways for the safe operation of bicycles. Recently, partner Tom Sacchetta secured a 5.5 million dollar verdict on behalf of bicyclists who suffered serious traumatic brain injury as a result of the defective and ill-maintained condition of the state roadway on which he was riding.
Hazards for bicyclists are many: Inattentive motorists, unkept dangerous roadways and defects in or with the bicycle itself. If you or a love one has suffered injury, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer by your side. Injuries associated with bicycle accidents can be severe, including fractures, spinal injuries and brain damage. The attorneys at Sacchetta & Baldino are experienced in representing individuals injured in bike accidents.
If you, a family member or friend should need the services of an attorney experienced in handling bicycle accidents, please call. For examples of our success in representing individuals involved in a bicycle accident click here.