In the beautiful communities of the Poconos and the surrounding counties, many residents and visitors enjoy riding bicycles. Unfortunately, riders are sometimes injured in bicycle accidents causes by someone else’s negligence, or by the use of a defective product (such as defective breaks or tires). Compared to other vehicles on the road, bicycles don’t provide much protection in a crash; as a result, riders may suffer severe, life-changing injuries.
If you or one of your family members have been injured in a bicycle accident, you should discuss your case with an experienced local personal injury attorney—one familiar with the outcomes of similar cases in the area, the practices of insurance companies, as well as the local road conditions. If your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligent behavior (e.g. driving too fast, failing to yield, or distracted driving), or by a defective product, you may be able to recover compensation for your resulting medical bills, wages lost due to the accident, and your pain and suffering.
Victims of severe injuries may also require long-term care, physical therapy, plastic surgeries, or other ongoing treatments; the party responsible for causing their injuries should be held responsible for those costs, as well.
Some accidents may even lead to the death of the rider. If a member of your family was killed in a bicycle accident, you may be able to get financial compensation for the losses that you suffer as a result of that death, through a wrongful death claim. That compensation should reflect both the economic and the emotional benefits that you have lost.
The attorneys of Needle, Goldenziel, Pascale & Consagra, P.C. serve victims of bicycle accidents throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. If you entrust us with your representation, we will put our firm’s resources and our cumulative knowledge and experience to work on your behalf. Contact us today, to ensure that no evidence is lost and none of your options are closed by the passage of time.
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