Crashes between motorized vehicles and bicycles usually lead to serious injuries and years of recovery. If you or a loved one is harmed in a biking accident because another motorist failed to yield the right of way, failed to see the bicyclist, was distracted or for some other reason caused the accident, seek the assistance of an understanding and skilled lawyer from the Quinn Law Firm in Pennsylvania.
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Attorneys of the Quinn Law Firm in Erie continue a 100-year tradition of trust that the law firm has earned in northwest Pennsylvania. Our personal injury claim team focuses on getting motor vehicle accident victims all the compensation to which they are entitled.
Bicycle accidents often present challenging medical and legal issues, including the following:
- Injuries: An accident involving a bicycle and a motor vehicle often results in serious injuries, including head injuries, spinal cord injuries or broken bones to the bicyclist, who can be easily thrown and does not have the protection that car and truck bodies offer drivers and passengers.
- Negligence: When a bicyclist makes an injury claim, opposing counsel (lawyers for whoever is responsible for compensating the bicyclist) often claim that the bicyclist is partially at fault, and that “comparative fault” means less responsibility for the other party.
- Insurance: An injured bicyclist (or the family of a bicyclist who is seriously injured or dies in the accident) is often surprised to learn that the best source of coverage for medical expenses and wage loss is his or her own insurance company. The bicyclist may also recover for pain and suffering from the uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist coverage in the same policy.
- Age: In the case of a child who is severely injured or killed in a bicycle accident, the challenge may be to demonstrate to a claims adjuster, a jury or a judge that the family has suffered a great loss despite the fact that the child was not a wage earner.
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Do not take on an insurance company — even your own — without the help of a skilled lawyer. Contact us today for a free consultation with a lawyer about your case. We will educate you about your options, and we will handle the legal details while you heal.