Bicycle Accident

transportation safety is our priority

At Atlee Hall, a number of members of our firm are bicyclists and runners ourselves and we are dedicated to helping bicyclists or runners who have unfortunately been injured simply doing an activity they love.  Often time’s drivers do not respect the rights of cyclists or runners and unfortunately collisions occur.  Jaime Jackson is an avid cyclist and runner.  He combines his years of legal experience and genuine passion for these sports. He is committed to protecting the rights of fellow bicyclists and runners in vigorously pursuing those who violate safety standards and safety rules causing harm. Since beginning their practices here in Pennsylvania, both Jaime Jackson and Mark Atlee, for years, have successfully represented cyclists and runners who have been injured as a result of a driver’s negligence, a defect in the bicycle or unsafe conditions in the roadway.  Whether it would be car/bicycle crashes, car/pedestrian/runner crashes or crashes as a result of defects in the bicycle itself or hazards in the roadway, we are dedicated to providing the best representation possible.

If you or a family member has been seriously injured in an bike accident in the state of Pennsylvania, please contact the experienced bike accident attorneys at Atlee Hall, LLP for an free initial consultation. We have offices in Lancaster Pennsylvania but represent individuals across the state.

Here are some tips when bicycling around cars:

  • Be visible. This is the number one safety issue among cyclists. Always use front and back lights, wear light colored or reflective gear. It’s also a good idea to have some sort of reflector on your helmet too.
  • Learn to look over your left shoulder. Motorists are being cautious of their right side, you should also be cautious of your left side. Always look before leaving the bike lane to pass another cyclist. This helps with changing lanes, making eye contact with motorists and your safety as you pass.
  • Always signal. It’s important that you always signal when you’re changing lanes, turning or stopping suddenly. If you make your intentions clear, motorists and other cyclists will generally give you more space and allow more time for you as you change lanes.
  • Use good manners. This not only goes for motorists, this also goes for cyclists on the road. If you make a mistake, give the “my bad” wave. If someone does something nice, give them a “thank you” wave. It’s also important to give pedestrians a lot of space. Don’t run them off the road or sidewalk.

With millions of people on the roads, cyclists and motorists must always be considerate of each other and share the roads safely.

However, if you are involved in an accident while running or bicycling – we can help

We, at Atlee Hall, have been riding bikes and running all of our lives. It is one of our passions. Our attorneys and staff ride bikes and run regularly and continually stay tuned to the rules of the road and safety law developments. Our families and friends ride bicycles and run both recreationally and competitively. We are here to help when bicyclists or runners are harmed by another driver’s safety rule violations.

We have handled almost every kind of bicycle injury case, including collisions with vehicles, being doored by a vehicle, collisions with trailers or boats being pulled by a vehicle, defective bicycle components, street defects, and runners being hit by a vehicle.

Please contact Atlee Hall today to schedule your free initial consultation. We serve clients in Lancaster, York and Dauphin counties and all Pennsylvania.