When a bicycle accident leaves you with severe injuries and medical bills through no fault of your own, then someone else may be held accountable. At Berger and Green, our legal team may help you with your case. We may identify the responsible party, and we may file a claim on your behalf in pursuit of compensation for your losses.
Our law firm represents clients in personal injury cases, including bicycle accidents. Call our office today at (412) 661-1400 to discuss your case, ask questions, and explore your legal options.
What To Do After Your Bicycle Accident
After your bicycle accident, you may not know what steps to take to recover your losses. Taking the right steps can help you with your case. Follow these steps:
Get Medical Help Right Away
Even if you believe that you may not be injured, you may want to seek medical attention or visit your doctor immediately after the accident. Some injuries can take a few days or even months to manifest. If you do not seek medical help after the bicycle accident, you may not be able to prove that the accident is what caused your injuries.
Consider a Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Before you take any legal steps, you have a right to consult a McKeesport bicycle attorney. An attorney can review your case, explore your legal options, and provide guidance to get you started with your case if they take you on as a client.
Understand Your Options When Considering the First Offer
You may want to limit your communication with the insurance company. In addition, you do not have to accept the first offer immediately or at all. Doing so may result in you losing your rights to pursue legal action against the negligent party should your injuries manifest or worsen later. Your lawyer can help you determine the value of your case and submit your claim to the insurance company.
For a free legal consultation with a lawyer serving Mckeesport, call (412) 661-1400
We Represent Clients in Bicycle Accidents
Pennsylvania’s 2012 Bicycle Law outlines additional safety measures motorists must take around bicyclists, such as yielding the right of way on a right-hand turn. A driver or pedestrian may not have been paying attention. A property owner may not maintain their parking lot, driveway, or walkway. Or, a bicycle manufacturer may have built a defective product. Causes of these types of accidents include:
- Texting/distracted driving
- Pedestrian accident
- Product liability
- Premises liability
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Poor road conditions/signage
Regardless of how your accident occurred, you deserve to be compensated from the party that was responsible for your injuries and other damages. A lawyer handling your case may help you establish how the accident occurred and who is to blame.
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Let Our Bicycle Lawyers Handle Your Case
Navigating the legal process while also recovering from your injuries after a bicycle accident may overwhelm victims. Hiring an attorney may afford you the time and peace of mind to focus on yourself while also pursuing compensation through legal action. A lawyer’s services address the legal process of filing a claim or lawsuit in several ways.
Evaluate Your Case
Our legal team can determine if your injuries prove severe enough to qualify you for compensation. If we take on your case, we can also assign a fair value to your losses, including noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.
Manage the Paperwork Associated with Your Case
Whether you are recovering from your accident or back at work, you may not want to spend the time or resources to properly manage your own case. Our law firm provides comprehensive legal services. We handle all of the paperwork involved with contacting the negligent party, legal strategy, and settlement negotiation.
Conduct Investigations to Gather Evidence
We may investigate your case thoroughly to determine who was at fault and how the accident led to your injuries. We may gather evidence such as videos/photos, eyewitness accounts, expert testimony, police/accident reports, and medical reports. We may use all evidence to build a compelling case based on the facts.
Fight for Fair Compensation
We may engage with the insurance company on your behalf to get you fair compensation based on the value of your losses. If the insurance company does not want to negotiate or rejects your claim, then you may have the option of taking your case to court. We may represent you in court if necessary.
When you have the support of a legal team, you can focus on yourself and your family. Let us get started on your case right now. Call (412) 661-1400 to get a free case assessment and learn about our McKeesport bicycle accident lawyers.
We Aim for Fair Compensation
Placing a monetary value to your losses may prove challenging, especially when assessing pain and suffering. You deserve compensation not only for your immediate suffering but also for future losses caused by your severe injuries. Berger and Green can take an honest and thorough look at your damages to assess the value of your case.
Damages that we explore in a bicycle accident include:
- Your total past/future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Disability or dismemberment
- Loss of companionships
- An overall decline in quality of life
- Diminished future earning capacity
Although we cannot pinpoint the exact amount of your compensation, our lawyers may highlight your damages and estimate the total value of your losses.
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Pennsylvania Statute of Limitations for Bicycle Accidents
According to Title 42 § 5524, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years. This includes bicycle accidents. You have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party or their insurance company. If you fail to file the lawsuit, you may no longer be eligible to pursue compensation in court.
Our law firm may gather and organize all of your documents and submit your claim before the deadline.
Get Started with Your Potential Bicycle Accident Case
Call Berger and Green at (412) 661-1400 to get a free case review and determine if a McKeesport bicycle accident lawyer may help you with your case.