Ohio can be a risky place to ride a bicycle at times. Every year, about 20 cyclists die in fatal bike accidents. Some of the more dangerous roadways and intersections for people riding bicycles include:
- Broad Street, Columbus.
- Livingston Avenue at Hamilton Road (State Route 317) intersection, Whitehall.
- Broadway Street (State Route 261) at Exchange Street intersection, Akron.
- Washington Street at Erie Street (State Route 25) intersection, Toledo.
Bicycle accident injuries tend to be severe even if you are wearing a helmet and padding. Oftentimes, the damage can last a lifetime and require ongoing medical treatment. A lot of injured Ohio bicycle accident victims are left wondering what to do after getting hit by a car.
Let us help. The Gervelis Law Firm has been fighting for bicycle accident victims and their right to compensation for decades. Our attorneys understand how bicycle accidents can upend a person’s life. We know how to knock back lowball settlement offers and get you the settlement you deserve.
What to do after a bicycle accident
Whether you were struck, pinned, or hit by a car, after an Ohio bicycle accident, contact the Gervelis Law Firm. We can handle all insurance filings and negotiations while you heal.
When you contact us about your accident injuries, you get a free case consultation. A member of our team will set aside time to answer your questions and estimate the value of your claim. At no cost to you, we will review and help you weigh your options.
You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain by contacting the Gervelis Law Firm. We serve all of Ohio and have offices in Toledo, Canfield, Akron, Columbus, and Warren.
Big injuries deserve big compensation
If you are like a lot of cyclists injured in a run in with a car or truck, you’re probably in serious pain, unable to work, and watching the monthly and medical bills stack up. You know health care is expensive. An overnight hospital stay and an ambulance ride can easily add up to more than most people earn in a year.
People are often afraid that they are not going to get the money they need to cover accident-related medical expenses. They are right to be concerned. Insurance companies earn billions of dollars in profits every year by shortchanging seriously injured accident victims.
The Gervelis Law Firm pushes back hard against insurance adjusters who make lowball settlement offers. Our injury attorneys will do everything we can to get you the money you deserve for past, present, and current damages such as:
- Emergency care
- Medical care
- Physical therapy and other recovery therapies
- Chiropractic services
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning potential
- Bicycle repairs
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment
Trusted, experienced bike accident lawyers are on your side
The insurance companies and their lawyers will prepare reasons not to give you the money you deserve. You need to use hard facts and legal tact to get them to seriously up the offer. Getting the most money for your injuries takes a lot of work - and we are ready to get to it.
Our bicycle accident attorneys would rather put in extra work than accept less money than your claim demands. To strengthen your case, our lawyers will:
- Conduct a thorough investigation of the accident
- Collect evidence that may have otherwise gone unnoticed like camera and video recordings
- Gather witness statements
- Obtain crash, medical and other relevant reports
- Calculate the maximum amount you deserve for your accident injuries
- Aggressively negotiate to get you your money
- If the insurance companies won’t make you a substantial offer, we will prepare to take them to court.
We build strong cases that get results
You might expect to pay a lot for all of those services, but the Gervelis Law Firm represents injured accident victims on contingency.
This means that if we don’t win, we don’t get paid.
Our fee is a percentage of the final settlement or verdict. Even after the fee, studies show that people who hire lawyers to represent their claims collect larger payouts than those who don’t.
You can afford to hire the knowledgeable and experienced bicycle accident attorneys at Gervelis Law Firm because we don’t charge accident victims retainer fees or hourly rates and we provide potential clients with free case evaluations.
Get answers to your accident questions
If you were injured or lost a loved one in an Ohio bicycle accident, contact the Gervelis Law Firm to schedule your free case consultation. A member of our team is available to hear from you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Do not delay in contacting us. There is a statute of limitations on filing bicycle accident claims in Ohio. And the sooner we get started investigating the accident scene, the fresher the evidence.
Contact the Gervelis Law Firm to learn more about how we can take on the insurance companies for you and fight for the compensation you deserve after a bad Ohio bicycle accident.