We can only imagine what happened to you that brings you to this page today…
Perhaps, it was a beautiful, sunny morning in the Champlain Valley when it happened.
You took a look out of your window as you sipped your morning coffee and soaked in the ride you were about to embark upon.
You geared up, threw on your favorite bibs and jersey, grabbed your cleats and clipped in.
You rode along route 125 (College Street) headed for an easy ride on the Weybridge loop, a cool chill waking you up to a perfect morning, when you were suddenly thrown off your bike by a speeding car that unexpectedly veered into your lane. Your bike crashes to the ground.
You hit the ground hard and your body jolted with pain. You wake up in an ambulance or the hospital, unsure of what just happened that brought you there.
You meet your doctor who tells you your recovery is going to be a long one but that you are lucky to be alive.
You are thankful, but very upset and can only feel the pain coursing through your body.
In fact, you still feel the pain as you are reading this now.
If something like that happened to you, you are not alone.
From 2014 – 2016 there were over 500 injuries to Vermont residents related to bike crashes which resulted in an Emergency Medical Services call. That doesn’t even count the countless number of riders in wrecks that did not call an ambulance but made their way to the emergency rooms nonetheless.
It is hard to believe that so many bike accidents would occur in Vermont even though we rank as one of the top states for bike safety in the entire country.
So, what happens if you have been in such an accident? You might, right now, be asking yourself many questions:
1. What should I do now?
2. Does Vermont law protect me as a rider?
3. What happens if I didn’t signal or have a light on?
4. Will I be held at fault?
Or you may be asking yourself financial questions that are on your mind:
5. How will I pay for all of my medical bills?
6. Shouldn’t the person who hit me be responsible?
7. How will I file a claim and recover all of what I need to take care of me and my family while I
am out of work?
8. I don’t want to go into debt because of my medical bills, how do I avoid that?
9. How can I trust that the driver’s insurance company is going to adequately take care of me?
All of these valid questions are good for you to be asking. And we are here to tell you that we
can help you resolve some, if not all, of the questions that are spinning around in your head on
a Free consultation call:
We have written extensively on the bike laws of Vermont and have the number 1 ranking in Google when you type in “bike laws Vermont.”
We don’t say that just to impress you.
We say that to express to you that we are top rated injury lawyers in Vermont who have been representing bike accident victims for many years. So…we know what we are talking about and have the traffic to prove it.
We know you are in tremendous pain and have likely suffered more severe injuries than your everyday car accident victim. So, your medical bills and treatment will be higher than the average accident victim.
What does that mean for you?
Well it means you need to get more money out of the insurance companies to pay for the bills that you currently have and are likely to pay in the future. But, that doesn’t mean they have all the money that you need.
Sometimes, the driver that hit you doesn’t have high enough policy limits to cover all of your bike crash injuries, lost wages and pain and suffering combined. So, you may have to go after the driver,owner and your own underinsured motorist insurance company to get all the funds you need to pay for what you have lost and may owe.
So, that may mean you have to prepare and file a lawsuit.
And we know that you, like many of our clients who have walked into our office in Middlebury, Vermont, may not even be the type of person that believes in filing a lawsuit.
Trust us, we are lawyers, and we don’t like to file lawsuits unless we absolutely have to.
Between Mark and Drew, our two partners, we have a combined fifty years of filing cases to get justice for clients, and we still don’t like to file a case unless we can’t get what our client deserves by just being doggone cordial about it with the insurance company.
We tell them the facts. We shoot them straight. Since we’ve been doing this a long time and are honest about our clients’ injuries, they usually pay us what you are owed.
Most times they listen and sometimes they don’t. It really just depends on your situation.
The larger the payout, the more likely they are to push back to see if they can reduce what they owe.
That is where our firm is unique and different than most that you will likely encounter in our state and, really, the country.
Where most personal injury law firms rely on quick settlements to pay their staff and to keep the lights on, and where most firms do not like to do the hard work – like taking depositions and preparing for trial – we actually thrive on getting the most for our clients through filing law suits.
It is the not the kind of suits that we wear but the kind of suits that we file that make us stand
out from other injury law firms.
We like prepping for pre-trial work like depositions and discovery. And, we like trying cases in
front of a judge and jury, because we are able to tell your unique story to a group of your
peers who could have been in your shoes.
While we prefer not to, because can take a longer time for you to see a financial recovery, we
go the distance if we believe we can get you more money to help you recover and, thus,
more justice, than if we just settled right out of the gate.
Many firms don’t do what we do because it is a lot of work to try a case. Call us crazy, but, we just happen to like trying cases. And, because of our long term experience in courts in both New York and Vermont, we are really, really good at it and are highly respected in the Champlain Valley.
We assume we are going to go to trial from the moment you step into our office and we take your case. We prepare your file as if we will be going to bat for you in the courtroom, which means we are better prepared than most law firms out there.
And, in this legal game of thrones, the victorious ones are the ones who are the most prepared for the courtroom battle.
You don’t have to take our word for it.
We have earned the trust of many happy clients that can tell you how we have helped them achieve the results that we are hoping for you to realize.
Take for instance, our client Adam Krista Niles, who recently wrote on our facebook page
or read another review from former client, Amanda Palmer, who similarly wrote:
Or how about David A. Beane who exclaimed:
Or you can take our word for it. So, what are you waiting for?
Pick up the phone ad give us a call.
You will be directed to one of our amazing and caring intake specialists who will ask you a few questions about your car accident, take down all of your information and set you up to speak with our lead attorney Drew Palcsik.
You don’t want to wait too long to call. In Vermont you have only a few years before you have to
file a claim in court or risk losing ever being paid back for your injuries and expenses.
You also don’t want to wait because you want to be sure you are getting the right treatment, with
the best doctors, who can help you get back on your feet again.
After a bike crash, it is super important that you get the right treatment for your injuries by the right doctors, fast.
We have worked with so many doctors over the years that we know who to immediately send you to and we will cover all the upfront costs*, so you only have to focus on one thing: getting better.
That way you can full enjoy time with your family, get back to the life you want to live and find your way back to the road, biking again.
Are you ready to take the next step? If you read this far down the page then you definitely are!
Give us a call today:
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