Though cycling, of course, has its benefits, there are several drawbacks to this mode of transportation as well. For example, its lack of protection from the elements often leaves cyclists severely injured in the event of a crash. If you are someone who has been injured in a bicycle accident, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common contributors to bicycle accidents?
Bicycle accidents can be caused by poor weather conditions, poor road conditions, defective bicycle or automobile parts, or even negligent road design. However, the most common cause of bicycle accidents is motorist negligence. Everywhere we look, people text while driving, recklessly speed and weave through traffic, and drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Rather obviously, this behavior causes serious accidents on a daily basis.
How do I know if I am eligible for compensation after a bicycle accident?
To win a personal injury lawsuit, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, insurance companies are not your friend, and they may try to deny you your right to compensation, even if you truly need it. That is why we recommend hiring an experienced attorney who has your back.
Do I need to hire an attorney to win a personal injury claim?
Attorneys are a necessary part of winning personal injury claims, as they have the education and experience needed to prove them. There are several types of evidence an experienced attorney must work to obtain, including security camera footage of the accident, police reports of the incident, medical documentation detailing the extent of the injuries you have sustained, or even witness testimony verifying your claim.
What is the statute of limitations in the state of Pennsylvania?
The statute of limitations is the legally-recognized amount of time in which you are allowed to file a personal injury claim following an accident. In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations is two years, which means you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim against a negligent party. The sooner you file, the better, and if you wait past the two-year mark, you will most likely be denied your right to sue altogether. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to get the claims process started so we can fight for your rights.
Contact our experienced Pennsylvania firm
There is nothing worse than sustaining injuries at the hands of a negligent party. Now, you must recover physically, and you must also find a way to pay for your recovery. This is why if you or someone you know has sustained injuries due to another party’s negligence, you must contact the Law Offices of Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today. An attorney who is willing to fight for your right to a smooth recovery can make all the difference.