Bicycle accidents are generally very severe, which is why if you are involved in one, you most likely require financial compensation to cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about bicycle accidents and how we can help if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I am injured in a bicycle accident?
If you are injured in a bicycle accident, you should take several steps to bolster your chances of winning a future personal injury claim. First, you should call the police, as they will report the accident and send an ambulance, which you will most likely need. From here, you should ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information, and you should take pictures of the accident, as long as you are physically capable of doing so. Finally, after you are treated in the hospital, you should retain the services of an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to prove your personal injury claim.
How long will I have to sue someone for an injury in Pennsylvania?
After being injured in an accident, you may wish to wait to see if your injuries heal on their own before getting involved in the claims process. This is understandable, however, you should understand that there is a statute of limitations in place in Pennsylvania that regulates the amount of time you will have to sue for injuries, which means that you cannot wait too long to take action. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is, under most circumstances, two years, which means that generally, you will have two years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible for your injuries. If you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely be permanently barred from suing. Our firm is ready to take action on your behalf today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
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