Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo
Call Us Today For A FREE Consultation 610-295-5321
Click For A Free Consultation 610-295-5321
Areas of Practice

Hundreds of people die every year in bike accidents

While the data we are about to discuss is a couple of years old, it still illustrates the risk that bicyclists face out on the road. Data from 2013 shows that 743 people were killed in bicycle vs. motor vehicle accidents, and another 48,000 people suffered injuries in those accidents. Both of those figures are up from 2001, even though they represent a decline from 2011. As you can see, bike accident statistics fluctuate a bit even though they follow a general trend.

Bicyclists are just inherently in a bad position. They share the road with larger, more powerful vehicles, and the bicyclists don't even have the luxury of the vehicle protecting them -- like drivers and passengers of motor vehicles do.

But that doesn't mean bicyclists deserve what they get. Road safety is a key concern for all people, but it is especially important for bicyclists. They need to be protected. Drivers of other vehicles need to be especially aware of bikers out on the road. If they aren't, they could run into a bicyclist and ultimately be held responsible for the wreck.

If you are a bicyclist, you should consider taking measures to protect yourself out on the road. First, you should always wear a helmet. Second, you should wear reflective clothing that makes you visible to drivers during the day, but especially at night. Last but not least, you can attach a video camera to your helmet or to your bike to record your rides. This can help you immensely if you decide to file a lawsuit against a driver that struck you because you may have video evidence that proves your side of the case.

Source: FindLaw, "Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center," accessed April 27, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Take The First Step And Contact Us

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Awards and Memberships

  • who's who legal
  • Global Who's Who Best Lawyers in Pennsylvania
  • Million dollar advocates forum
  • bar register of preeminent lawyers
  • the best lawyers in america
  • the national top 100 trial lawyers
  • national board of trial advocacy est 1977
  • A Proud member of the chamber greater lehigh valley chamber of commerce
  • Super lawyers pennsylvania Super lawyers and Rising stars
  • Best lawyers best law firms us news 2016
  • AV preeminent martindale-hubbell lawyer ratings highest rating

Our Locations

With three Lehigh Valley office locations in Bethlehem, Whitehall and Stroudsburg, we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. map-image map-image map-image

Bethlehem Office
2851 Baglyos Circle, Suite 200
Bethlehem, PA 18020

Toll Free: 888-854-6895
Phone: 610-295-5321
Fax: 610-332-2722
Bethlehem Law Office Map

Whitehall Office
352 5th Street, Suite C
Whitehall, PA 18052

Toll Free: 888-854-6895
Phone: 610-295-5321
Whitehall Law Office Map

Stroudsburg Office
706 Monroe St.
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Stroudsburg Law Office Map

Call Us Today For A
Free Consultation