Stroudsburg Bike Accident Lawyer
Riding a bicycle is a great form of exercise, and is an option that many select for commuting, getting outdoors, or spending time with family. And while bicyclists have many of the same rights as do the drivers of motor vehicles–including the right to be on the road–motorists often fail to see bicyclists or treat them with respect, leading to devastating accidents. To be sure, thestate of Pennsylvania reported nearly two dozen bicyclist fatalities in a single year.
At the Needle Law Firm, our Stroudsburg bike accident lawyers are strong advocates for bicyclists’ rights, and when a bike accident occurs, we want to make sure that the cyclist and their family member recovers a fair compensation award. Call us today to learn how we can help.
Bicycle Accidents Result in Serious Injuries
A bicyclist who is involved in a motor vehicle accident is almost guaranteed to suffer serious injuries – bicyclists, especially when unhelmeted, have few protections to prevent against injuries. When a cyclist is struck by a car, common injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Internal injuries;
- Back and neck injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Road rash;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Injuries to extremities, including amputated limb injuries; and
- Facial injuries.
In addition to physical injuries, a bike accident may leave the cyclist with psychological injuries, such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) too.
Who’s Responsible for a Bike Accident and Related Damages?
Most bike accidents occur because of the negligence of one of the parties involved – the cyclist or the driver. Examples of driver negligence that can lead to crashes include distracted driving, intoxicated or impaired driving, tailgating, failing to yield, driving aggressively, failing to signal, and speeding. When a bike accident occurs through no fault of the cyclist’s own actions, the cyclist deserves to be fully compensated for their harm.
At the Needle Law Firm, our Stroudsburg bike accident lawyers can assist you in filing a claim for compensation against the at-fault driver’s insurance and pursuing 100 percent of your damages amount, including compensation for both economic and noneconomic damages.
Maximizing Your Settlement
Getting the full amount of compensation that you deserve can prove difficult – an insurance adjuster may deny that their client caused your accident, may try to shift blame to your shoulders, or may dispute the value of the damages you have suffered. In fact, it is not uncommon for initial settlement offers to be well below the true value of an injured party’s claim. Our lawyers maximize the amount of compensation available to you by thoroughly investigating your claim, collecting evidence to support your claim, working with experts and specialists to bolster your claim, and negotiating with insurance adjusters. We are also lawyers with trial experience, and will not hesitate to litigate your case if that is what’s required.
Reach Us Today for Your Free Consultation
A bicycle accident can be traumatic, and leave you feeling as though you have nowhere to turn and unsure of what to do next. When you call our compassionate Stroudsburg bike accident lawyers, you can count on an advocate on your side who cares about you. Reach us today online or by phone to set up your free, no-obligation consultation.