Drivers and pedestrians in Pennsylvania must share the road with cyclists. A negligent driver can cause a serious bicycle accident that leads to severe injuries for the bicyclist, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If this has happened to you because of someone else’s negligence, then you deserve to be compensated for damages such as out-of-pocket medical expenses or lost pay.
Berger and Green works with victims in bicycle accidents that were caused by careless behavior or negligence. Let our law firm advocate for you as you pursue compensation for your losses. Get a free case assessment to see how a Duquesne bicycle accident lawyer may help you by calling (412-661-1400).
What Should You Do After a Bicycle Accident
Picking up the pieces after a bicycle accident can be difficult if you are in recovery. Some actions you may consider after an accident include:
Get Medical Attention Immediately
One of the reasons why clients do not win their case is because they delay getting medical treatment after a bicycle accident. Even if you think that you are not injured, you should still visit the emergency room or your doctor to get an exam. Some head, neck, or back injuries may not manifest until a few days or even months after your crash.
Keep Careful Records of the Accident
Make sure you keep detailed records of the accident. If possible, take photos of the accident scene and gather contact information from any eyewitnesses. Also, keep all of your medical reports and accident reports. Your Berger and Green attorney may use these documents to help build your case.
Consider a Duquesne Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Before you speak with the at-fault party’s insurance company, consider hiring a bicycle accident attorney. We offer a free case evaluation that allows you to discuss your case and ask questions. An attorney can assess the accident and give you legal counsel on how to move forward with your claim.
For a free legal consultation with a lawyer serving Duquesne, call (412) 661-1400
Getting Legal Representation from a Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Berger and Green handles bicycle accidents. We provide legal services for accident cases such as:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Distracted pedestrian
- Product liability
- Premises liability
- City or Road Crew Negligence
Regardless of how complex your case may be, you may qualify for compensation from a responsible party or multiple parties.
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Proving Liability When Someone Else Is At Fault for Your Accident
Winning your case depends on proving that someone else was at fault for your injuries. Negligent parties in bicycle accidents often include:
A Careless Driver
When drivers violate traffic laws, an accident can happen quickly. The driver of the vehicle may have been distracted or drunk. Consequently, they did not notice you and either hit you or caused you to swerve off the road.
A Distracted Pedestrian
Pedestrians are supposed to practice caution when walking in areas that are designated for bicycle riders. A distracted pedestrian may have stepped out in front of you and caused you to crash.
Bicycle manufacturers, distributors, and retailers are all responsible for ensuring that a product is safe and reliable. When manufacturers fail to design and build a safe bicycle, it leaves you vulnerable on the road.
We may get started with your case today. Call (412) 661-1400 for a free, no-obligation case review to learn about what a bicycle accident lawyer can do for your case.
What Is the Value of Your Case?
How much your case is worth depends on the extent of your economic and noneconomic damages. Our lawyers explore every aspect of your case to get you fair compensation based on your losses. Damages that you may claim include:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages or benefits
- Damage to your bicycle
- Physical and emotional pain
- Punitive damages for reckless/intentional behavior
We also represent clients in wrongful death cases. When your family has lost a loved one in a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for funeral or burial expenses, lost household income, or pain and suffering. Our law firm can calculate your damages based on your actual losses.
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Use Caution with the Insurance Company’s First Offer
The insurance company may base your compensation on their own calculations or on the facts that they have at the time. Some companies may hire an accident expert or private investigator to review the case. Insurance companies do not represent you and may not understand the full repercussions of your accident. Accepting an initial offer may result in your loss of rights to take any further legal action should your injuries worsen over time or develop into ongoing medical conditions.
Our law firm can act on your behalf to negotiate a fair settlement based on the actual value of your case. If the insurance company rejects your claim or offers a low settlement, you may have the option of filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party. Our lawyers may represent you in court and continue to fight for your rights.
Call Berger and Green To Get a Free Case Assessment
Calling an attorney for the first time can be a bit scary. We take the pressure off by giving you a free, no-obligation case assessment. Feel free to discuss your case and ask questions. Call Berger and Green today at (412) 661-1400.