The effects of a traumatic bicycle accident can last a lifetime. Our Stroudsburg injury attorneys can help you win the financial compensation you deserve.
Stroudsburg is a great place to ride a bicycle. Unfortunately, while cyclists enjoy the same rights as motor vehicle drivers, drivers routinely make mistakes that lead to dangerous, and, in many cases, life-changing bicycle accidents. Holding the appropriate parties accountable requires experienced legal representation.
Our attorneys provide experienced and aggressive legal representation for injured cyclists in Stroudsburg, PA. Located in Pennsylvania since 1959, our firm has recovered millions of dollars for accident victims and their families.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, it is critical that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you are not in pain, you could have serious internal injuries that require prompt treatment. Delaying treatment could jeopardize your health, and it could also make it more difficult to recover full compensation for your injury-related losses. In addition to explaining your legal rights, when you contact us, we can also refer you to a trusted expert physician. Then, while you focus on getting better, our attorneys and staff will work tirelessly to win the compensation you deserve. Call (855) 866-5529 for a free case review today.
Your Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Stroudsburg, PA
Once you engage our firm to represent you, we will conduct a thorough investigation focused on identifying each of the parties that are responsible for your bicycle accident. While many accidents are the result of driver negligence, we will investigate all potential causes in order to maximize your financial recovery. Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents in Stroudsburg include:
- Distracted driving (such as texting or using social media behind the wheel)
- Drowsy and fatigued driving
- Opening a car door in the path of an approaching cyclist
- Running cyclists off of the road
- Sideswiping or rear-ending a bicycle rider
- Speeding, following too closely, and other forms of aggressive driving
- Turning left into oncoming traffic
- Turning right into the path of an approaching cyclist
- Dog attacks
- Potholes, cracks, loose gravel, and other roadway and bike path defects
Answers to FAQs: Seeking Financial Compensation after a Bicycle Accident in Stroudsburg
Q: Does auto insurance cover bicycle accidents?
Yes. In fact, your first source of compensation may be your own personal injury protection (PIP) policy. If your losses exceed your PIP coverage (which is almost certainly the case if you were seriously injured), then you are entitled to seek full financial compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
Q: What steps should I take after being injured in a bicycle accident?
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you need to seek immediate medical attention and you should speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. If you are physically able to do so, at the scene of the accident you should also try to:
- Obtain the driver’s insurance information (if a vehicle was involved in the crash);
- Obtain contact information from any witnesses; and
- Take photos of your bike, your injuries, the location where you crashed, and any vehicles involved in the accident.
Q: Can I afford to hire a bicycle accident lawyer?
We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless we win. The reality is that you may not be able to afford not hiring a lawyer – the aftermath of a bike accident can be costly, and people with legal representation tend to receive as much as three times the compensation (or more) than those who go it alone.
Get Started with a Free Initial Consultation
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident in Stroudsburg, contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. You can reach us 24/7, so call (855) 866-5529 or tell us how we can help online now.