Maryland Bicycle Accident Lawyer

After handling hundreds of cases, we have learned that a bike crash is rarely a "bike accident."

As a Maryland bike crash attorney, Peter knows the difference. He has represented cyclists in Annapolis, Bethesda, Columbia, Baltimore, Rockville, College Park and other towns across the state.

Representation in Maryland Bicycle Crashes

In 1998, Peter had a bike tragedy in his own family, realized first hand the need for lawyers who understand cycling, and devoted his law practice to Bike Law.  From the start, calls and referrals have come from friends in cycling clubs and bike shops and from advocates for better bicycling.  Since then, Peter has represented Maryland cyclists who have been injured by motorists, unsafe road conditions, or defective cycling products.  Raised in Bethesda, Peter represents cyclists throughout the State, from the D.C. suburbs to Annapolis, Columbia, Baltimore, Frederick, Cumberland and everywhere else.

After many years of using the phrase "bicycle accident," Peter and Bike Law officially "dropped the A word" and began using the term "bicycle crash."  After many years of handing bike cases, we realized that bicycle crashes are not bicycle accidents, because they are not accidental.  Here's why.

Peter is a Life Member of the League of American Bicyclists and is a League Certified Bicycle Safety Instructor (#1864).  He is rated as an AV Preeminent Attorney, and has received awards for his pro bono work from the South Carolina and American bar associations and the Washington Lawyers Committee.

Peter speaks across Maryland (and country) to bicycle clubs, advocacy groups, and law enforcement personnel on bicycle safety and bicycle laws.  He is especially interested in the etiquette and culture of cycling, and his article “The Lost Art of the Group Ride” has been downloaded over 75,000 times.

Click here for more about his bicycle-only law firm.

For DC area cyclists, there are Bike Law lawyers in DC and Virginia as well.

If you have been injured in a Maryland bike crash, by a defective bicycle product, or because of an unsafe road condition and would like to discuss your case with a Maryland bicycle crash attorney who gets cycling, Peter welcomes your call for a free consultation.  He can be reached at [email protected] and 844-531-7530.

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Maryland Bike Law Speakers

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Maryland Bicycle Accident Lawyer Blog Posts

Rick Bernardi Sep 13, 2019

Stop as Yield. It was the legislative Holy Grail for Oregon cyclists. Idaho had pioneered the Stop As Yield concept—allowing cyclists to treat a stop sign as if it’s a yield sign—in 1982, and for decades, Idaho remained the only state where Stop as Yield was legal for cyclists, despite the actual practice being widespread, […]

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Bike accident scene
Rick Bernardi Jul 12, 2019

The big bike news out of the Oregon legislature this year was the passage of a Stop as Yield law. This was an enormous legislative victory for Oregon cyclists, the culmination of over a decade of advocacy. But it wasn’t the only legislative victory for Oregon cyclists this legislative session. A less glamorous but equally […]

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Rick Bernardi Jul 09, 2019

The Oregon Legislature made national news this past week, for all the wrong reasons. The State Senate, with a super-majority of Democrats in control, had been working on climate legislation which would have Oregon join a cap-and-trade market with California and Quebec. Unable to stop the legislation, Republican Senators fled the state en masse, preventing […]

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