A bicycle accident can come about through a variety of circumstances. The bicyclist may be a commuter, an athletic trainer or a child riding in their own neighborhood. The vehicle that strikes them may be a car, truck or motorcycle. Medical expenses may be exorbitant, and the recovering bicyclist may face a long haul toward recovery.
At Stine & Associates, P.C., in Greenburg, we have represented many injured bicyclists and their families over the years. Founding attorney Cindy Stine has more than 30 years of legal experience, all of it focused on the representation of the injured and surviving family members. At our firm, we are here to fight for your right to fair compensation if you entrust your bicycle accident case to us.
You may have been injured while training for a triathlon, or your child may have been hit while riding their bicycle home from school. No matter who is involved in a bicycle accident and how it happens, the bicyclist has a great disadvantage: They do not have the protection of a vehicle’s body as drivers and occupants of cars and trucks do. Injuries are often fatal to the bicyclist or severe, as in these cases:
Even a supposedly minor injury can lead to very high medical bills. You may not be able to go to work or school for a long time. On top of the pain, stress and expense, you may suffer from invisible injuries, as well, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a serious accident.
Legally and financially, bicycle accidents can be extra challenging when they are hit-and-runs or there is insufficient insurance coverage to meet the high costs of severe injuries. Rest assured that attorney Cindy Stine and the rest of our team are ready to tackle even a difficult case with determination and skill. Our accident attorneys will work hard to discover who was negligent. We will search for all sources of compensation for you and use your doctor’s prognosis to persuade those who were liable of their responsibility to pay.
Beware of insurance claims adjusters who may show up in your hospital room and try to get you to sign a waiver in exchange for a quick settlement. This is almost never a good idea because you may not have a clear idea about how long it will take you to get back to a normal life. Accident attorneys have a critical role for someone who has been injured.
Before you make any statements or otherwise interact with an investigator or insurer, turn to an experienced personal injury lawyer after a bike crash. Call 724-837-0160 or send us an email inquiry to schedule a free consultation.