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Our Lancaster, PA Firm Represents Victims of Bicycle Accidents, Helping Injured Cyclists Throughout Lancaster County

People are encouraged to bicycle to stay fit and reduce their carbon footprint. While Lancaster County has taken steps to make our community more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly, bike riders continue to face substantial risks.

Georgelis, Larsen & Sabatino Injury Law Firm, P.C., P.C. is dedicated to winning compensation for bicyclists who are victims of personal injury accidents. Our lawyers have the experience, skills, knowledge and resources to negotiate settlements with auto insurance companies for the full value of your bicycle wreck claim.

We also pursue the state or county if your accident was caused by poor street maintenance or other roadway hazards that constitute liability. And, in light of our 100+ jury trials, insurance companies know that we back up our tough talk. This means that we won’t rest until achieving the best possible outcome for your case.


Statistics on Bicycle Accidents in Pennsylvania

In 2019 alone, 1,020 bicycle crashes were reported in Pennsylvania, 16 of which resulted in deaths. These numbers highlight the risk of serious injuries to cyclists. The Lancaster County Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan addresses some of the hazards through policy-making, city planning, bike lane maintenance and education. But, the accident numbers still speak for themselves…

Protecting Yourself While you Bike

Motorists have a responsibility to share the road with bicyclists. As a cyclist, you also have a duty to follow traffic laws and act with care while biking.

Under the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, You Must:

  • Ride in the same direction as traffic
  • Stay to the right side of the road when riding more slowly than traffic
  • Use lights and reflectors at night
  • Keep brakes in good repair so you can stop in 15 feet when going 15 mph
  • Signal stops and turns appropriately
  • Follow relevant traffic laws when riding in a vehicle lane

Although only children younger than 12 are required to wear a helmet while biking, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (DOT) recommends that everyone wear helmets to prevent head injuries. The department also suggests donning bright clothing and reflectors to increase visibility.

Dangers to Cyclists

Even if you take precautions, you can nonetheless be the victim of a bicycle crash. You may be hit by a careless, negligent or reckless motorist who:

  • Ignores traffic laws
  • Uses the bike lane as a turning lane
  • Fails to yield
  • Tries to pass you on a narrow road
  • Drives recklessly, runs a red light or speeds
  • Is distracted by cellphone use, texting or sightseeing
  • Throws open the door of a parked car into your path

Get the Help You Need to Recover for Your Bike Accident Injuries

At Georgelis, Larsen & Sabatino Injury Law Firm, P.C., our experienced, compassionate and driven team of attorneys and paralegals will devote all of our time, skills and resources to making you feel like our only client. We will fight for the money you deserve by getting you fully compensated for your bike accident claim. Our goal is to minimize the “legal trauma” that often accompanies these claims and do everything we can to help you get your life back to the way it was before the accident.

CALL GEORGELIS FIRST at 1-800-HURT-NOW or 1-717-394-3004, or contact our firm online to schedule your free consultation and evaluation. Our team can meet you during the day, after regular business hours or on the weekend, and we can visit you at home, in the hospital or rehabilitation center or anywhere else of your choosing. Georgelis, Larsen & Sabatino Injury Law Firm, P.C. is conveniently located on Embassy Drive, between Route 741 (Rohrerstown Road) and Good Drive, and we offer plenty of free and spacious parking!

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