Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Even though it’s a law in Pennsylvania, not all motorists “share the road” with bicycle riders. All too often, that leads to the worst-case scenario: a bicycle accident that injures, or even kills.
If you or someone you care about has been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, you probably have many questions. If you’re wondering who will pay for your medical bills, whether or not you have a legal case, or what steps to take if you do, we can help. Call us today.
We’ll make sense of your insurance paperwork, protect your legal rights, and fight for the money you deserve to compensate you for your injuries. Call our experienced bicycle accident injury attorneys today for a free consultation at 1-800-444-5309.
Who Pays the Medical Bills From my Bicycle Accident?
Since 1982, our law firm has helped thousands of clients who were seriously injured in bicycle accidents, and we understand how quickly medical bills can pile up following a crash. One of the first questions that injury victims ask us after a bicycle accident when they call our office is, “Who will pay for my medical bills?”
Unfortunately, there is no quick and easy answer. Who’s liable for your medical bills is determined by many factors, including the nature of your accident, and insurance coverage—both yours, as well as the policy of the person who caused the accident.
Car Insurance Policy
If you were injured while riding your bicycle, your Pennsylvania auto insurance is the first line of financial defense following an accident, covering your medical bills. However, the amount of coverage you have largely depends on whether you have a full-tort or limited-tort policy.
No Car Insurance Policy
If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident and you do not drive, there are several other insurance scenarios that could play out:
- If you live with a relative who owns a car and has car insurance, you may be covered under their policy.
- If you have a personal health insurance policy, or one offered through your employer, your medical bills could be covered under that policy.
- You may be able to file a claim against the driver’s insurance company.
Dealing With Insurance Companies
No matter what your insurance coverage, we can’t stress enough: Don’t say anything to, or sign anything from, an insurance company—yours or their’s—before you seek the advice of an attorney.
When it comes to legal claims for bicycle crashes, there are no guarantees—even when it’s clear that someone else is at fault. The driver who hit you could be uninsured or underinsured, or the insurance company may pressure you into a low-ball settlement.
Do You Have a Bicycle Accident Injury Case?
Were you seriously injured in a bicycle accident that was caused because of someone else’s carelessness? Do you wonder if you could be eligible to file a legal claim to get money for your injuries, time off work, and pain and suffering? The quickest way to find out is to call our experienced bicycle accident attorneys today for a free case review.
The truth is, determining whether or not you have a bicycle injury case for compensation involves many factors. They include:
- The circumstances of your bicycle accident
- The extent of your injuries
- The medical bills, hospital stays, and surgical procedures associated with your accident
When you call for your free consultation, we will consider all the details related to your accident and let you know the best steps to take. It’s important to call us right away. Evidence and witnesses disappear, and accident victims have strict deadlines to file legal claims.
Do You Need a Bicycle Accident Attorney?
When you’re dealing with serious injuries suffered in a bicycle accident, the last thing you want to deal with is more stress—the deadlines, the paperwork, the medical bills.
If you were hurt in a bicycle crash, don’t try to handle your case on your own. The best thing you can do to protect yourself—and your legal rights—is to call an experienced bicycle accident attorney right away.
If you or your loved is a bicycle accident victim, you may could receive compensation for pain, suffering, lost wages, medical bills, permanent disability, and other damages. This area of law is very complicated; there are exceptions and technicalities that if you do not know the law can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars. This is why it is imperative you contact our experienced bike accident attorneys to guide you through this difficult time.Please, call toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. We have offices in Scranton, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg and will travel to you.