When you need a bicycle accident lawyer in Philadelphia, you want a lawyer who is a bicyclist himself, who talks your language, and understands the context of riding the roads in and around Philadelphia. Jeffrey Harlan Penneys, Esq., has successfully handled hundreds of bicycle accident cases in Philadelphia, and throughout Pennsylvania, and has extensive experience and knowledge of relevant issues involved in Philadelphia bicycle accident claims. He has the experience and skill to present a successful case and obtain a bicycle accident settlement in order to get maximum bicycle injury compensation for clients.
My goal is always to avoid a bicycle accident lawsuit and avoid going to court unless absolutely necessary, by successfully negotiating a bicycle accident settlement in Pennsylvania cases, but as a trial lawyer, I am fully prepared to file lawsuits to protect my clients.
A very large percentage of my personal injury law practice is exclusively limited to representing bicyclists injured in bicycling accidents. I am an avid cyclist and I am well known in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania cycling community. As an experienced bicycle accident lawyer, I have always represented a large number of injured bicyclists. I have lectured at bicycle clubs, sponsored competitive riders and represented professional cycling teams, local bike clubs and national non-profit organizations. I will peddle the route of my injured clients or drive the route by car to get a better sense of how the accident happened.
When needed, my law firm hires the most qualified experts for my clients, as well as obtaining the best medical experts and specialists available. I personally interview every individual who witnessed the incident and fully investigate every bike accident claim. Often, I will videotape the accident scene to make the circumstance of the bike accident clear.
I use bicycle experts to testify about road conditions, cycling/car speeds and other factors related to each bicycle accident settlement. The biggest challenge for any bicycle accident attorney is to overcome people’s prejudices about bicyclists. I dispel the public’s perception that bicyclists are somehow renegades on the highway and that they do not belong on the highway with automobiles. I do that by having our clients testify how long they have been bike riding, their charitable work, etc.
A Philadelphia Bicycle Accident Lawyer and Cyclist
As a cyclist myself, I am very sensitive to the claims of injured bicyclists. I know that my clients are not encased in 3,000 lb. steel cages with air bags and seat belts. My clients are virtually unprotected while on their bicycles. I know that oftentimes the cyclist is like a ghost out on the street. Motorists are staring right through us. As a bicycle accident lawyer, I understand this and am prepared to fight for cyclist victims. I know what to do to present a successful case for the cyclist victim who has been hit by a car or truck.
Are you aware that it is common for bicycle accident victims to get the short end of the stick from insurance companies? Recent studies show that settlements for injuries suffered in cars are up to 30% to 40% higher than for the same type of injuries suffered by cyclists.
In many cases, a bicycle accident results from negligence or inattentiveness while a motorist operates his or her vehicle. The following are some common types of collisions in which a cyclist may be injured:
- A motor vehicle driver turning directly in front of a bicyclist
- An automobile driver entering the street from a driveway or parking spot and pulls out into traffic in front of the bicyclist
- A motorist’s failure to yield at an intersection or running a stop sign or red light
- A vehicle driver’s inattention while driving past a bicyclist
- An automobile driver’s failure to look both ways when resuming travel after stopping at a stop sign
- An automobile driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol
My professionally trained staff members will do the following for our bike accident clients:
- Investigate and, where appropriate, closely analyze any damage that occurred to the bicycle, such as chipped paint, stressed metal, bent wheels and torn brake pads.
- Examine the remains of a bike wreck and seek to counter a motorist’s typical claims that a cyclist was speeding or squeezed the brake levers too hard or swerved into traffic.
- Have your damaged bike repaired or require the insurance company to pay you for a new bike as a result of your Pennsylvania bicycle accident.
You won’t find any more dedicated bicycle accident lawyers in the state of Pennsylvania… remember, it costs the same to hire the best bicycle accident lawyer as it does to hire an inexperienced bicycle accident lawyer in Pennsylvania. I offer a no fee situation if I do not win your case.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident in Pennsylvania, it is imperative that you immediately contact Jeffrey H. Penneys, Esq. to begin immediately protecting your rights.
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at at 1-800InjuryLaw (800-465-8795).