Following a serious bicycle accident, it can be difficult to know what the best decision is moving forward. For some, even receiving treatment for their injuries is a serious concern: they don’t know whether they’ll be able to pay those expenses in the future.
There might not be any opportunity for you to receive financial compensation, but you will not know unless you speak with a licensed Pennsylvania bicycle accident lawyer that has extensive experience handling these types of cases. Victims have relied on our bicycle accident attorneys to give them the information they need for years. We want to help you, and, if your situation is right, we will fight relentlessly on your behalf to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
My name is Jonathan Marx and I bike. I have been riding seriously for 24 years, having ridden in dozens of long charity rides, sometimes up to 100 miles. I know a thing or two about the hidden and real dangers of cycling and as a personal injury lawyer, I have helped many of my fellow bike riders when they have been hurt in bike accidents. Being a cyclist allows me to have the inside information on what someone who is injured in a bike riding accident is going through – and exactly what legal standard and evidence I need to help them.
Your Legal Rights After A Bicycle Accident In Pennsylvania
You have taken all the safety precautions, but you were hit by a car or other vehicle while biking, what happens now? If you are in an accident, don’t try to be the hero and limp your way home, get the emergency medical treatment you need, this is common sense.
From a legal standpoint a bike rider is considered a pedestrian. This is good because if you do want to pursue a claim against the driver of the vehicle, you are full tort and have the best legal rights. Although many of our clients find this counter-intuitive, if you are hit by a negligent driver, your own motor vehicle insurance company becomes primary to pay your medical bills, at least at the start.
What You Can Do To Help Ensure You Receive Compensation
Getting a bicycle accident lawyer involved early in the process after a bike accident can be the difference in winning your case. Witnesses need to be spoken to, they disappear over time. Photographs of the scene are important, they can show skid marks, debris on the road etc. The big one is the insurance company will hound you for a recorded statement. When you get home from the hospital, you may already have received several calls from insurance company representatives already. The insurance company will call you on weekends, nights, and all hours of the day, and its not because they like to chit-chat. Just don’t do it! Before you speak to any insurance company about your bike accident, speak to a personal injury lawyer who will guide you through the process.
We’re Bikers Too. Let Us Help You.
I love cycling, and helping those who enjoy the activity as much as I do comes natural to me. Other personal injury lawyers have not been on a bike since they were kids, and don’t have the first clue as to what is involved. As an experienced cyclist and experienced personal injury lawyer, I have counseled many clients who have been in bike accidents. These cases have been against other cars, trucks, cabs, motorcycles and even other cyclists. I have helped fellow cyclists with getting their lost wages paid, getting top medical care and of course getting money for pain and suffering.
One of the saddest aspects is when a cyclist is hurt and they lose the ability to ride because of it. I understand this sense of loss better than most. Having logged 1,000’s of miles and hours out on the road on my bike, I have first hand knowledge that is unmatched by other attorneys. I use what I know to help my client’s win their case and get maximum dollar recovery for injuries from a bike accidents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Contact my office today so I can help if you were hurt in a bike accident.
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