A bicycle accident can be absolutely devastating, causing serious injuries or even death.
If you or a loved one needs legal representation in a bicycle accident personal injury case, attorney Joshua D. Silverman can help.
Reach out to his Richmond, VA, law office to request a free consultation for your bike accident lawsuit.
Act Now Delaying Can Cost You
Statute of limitations laws set deadlines for when certain lawsuits must be filed. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a bicycle accident, you only have two years from the incident to file a personal injury lawsuit. Call or write to request your free bicycle accident consultation.
Our Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Brings a Personal Passion to Your Case
You need a bicycle accident lawyer that understands every aspect of your personal injury case. This allows them to effectively handle insurance companies and seek the compensation an injured cyclist and their loved ones deserve.
Mr. Silverman is a passionate cyclist who deeply believes in protecting the rights of his fellow cyclists. When he takes on these cases, he combines his personal injury experience with his understanding of cycling safety to achieve outstanding outcomes.
When a fellow cyclist is injured in an accident, he will conduct a thorough investigation to prove fault and liability. Many cyclists now use tracking technology (Garmin, Wahoo, Fitbits) that can provide invaluable evidence in such cases. He can use this information to build a strong case proving negligence or recklessness.
Meet Joshua D. Silverman Your Richmond Personal Injury Lawyer
Can I Afford a Lawyer?
After an accident or injury, the expenses can begin to pile up. However, cost does not have to get in the way of hiring a quality lawyer. Mr. Silverman is paid on contingency fees. In other words, he won't earn a cent unless he wins your case. Not only is he motivated to win, but he will work hard to pursue justice for you and your loved ones. He also offers free consultations, so that you are empowered to make the best choice for your case.
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Pick a Lawyer With a Proven Track Record Of Past Bike Accident Verdicts
Mr. Silverman received a $25,000 General District Court bicyclist verdict.
Mr. Silverman also settled on a bicyclist case for $77,500.
He Is Deeply Involved In Protecting Injured Cyclists
Mr. Silverman has also previously represented an Army veteran who was struck by a motorist while biking, then was falsely blamed for causing the accident. Our attorney took this case to trial and prevailed.
He is also currently representing the family of a woman who was riding her bicycle on a summer morning when she was tragically struck and killed by a drunk driver.
Richmond bicyclists trust our law firm to handle these cases since Mr. Silverman has a successful track record, is up-to-date on all relevant laws, and is presently handling a wrongful death bike accident case.
Mr. Silverman Is up for the Challenge Of Your Bicycle Injury Case
Bicycle accidents tend to be some of the most hard fought cases. Unlike rear end car accidents, the driver and cyclist often are at odds over who was at fault. Therefore these cases are less likely to settle and more likely to end up in court.
When an insurance company is willing to engage in good faith negotiations we are more than happy to resolve a case out of court. However, when the claim is denied you need an attorney who does not hesitate to take on the fight, you can rely on Mr. Silverman.
To learn more, contact our Richmond law office or call
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Many Parties Could Be Responsible For Your Bicycle Accident
DriversMotorists can cause damaging bike accidents due to negligence or disregard of the law. In Virginia, motor vehicle drivers must pass with at least 3 feet clearance and are required to change lanes if there is not sufficient room in the lane for the cyclist and vehicle.
PedestriansIt is commonly believed that pedestrians always have the right of way, and therefore could not be at fault for an accident. This is not the case. If a pedestrian acted in a reckless manner that caused your accident, they can be sued.
Other CyclistsBicyclists do not have free reign. They are subject to following many traffic laws. While you may not want to sue a fellow bicyclist, sometimes it is the only option to receive the compensation you and your family need.
MunicipalityIf your local municipality failed to maintain safe biking conditions, they may be responsible for your accident. This can be hard to discern on your own. If this is the case, you should reach out now since you have just 6 months to file a complaint against government entities.
As an avid cyclist himself, bicycle accident lawyer Mr. Silverman understands the perils cyclists face every time they take to the road.
Bicycle Accident Injuries in Virginia
Although cyclists in Virginia are not required to wear a helmet, many do so to avoid serious injuries. Tragically, when larger, heavier vehicles are involved in an accident with a bicycle, severe injuries can happen. These serious injuries can hinder a cyclist’s cognitive and motor functions and may require extensive and expensive medical care and rehabilitation. Sadly, some may never recover after such an accident.
While there is no amount of money that can ever make up for serious injury or the loss of a loved one, compensation can alleviate your financial worries and lessen some of the stress the accident has caused. Possible injuries that you can potentially seek financial compensation may include:
- Road Rash
- Head and Brain Injury
- Neck Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Broken Bones
Bicycle Accident Attorney Mr. Silverman Can Also Help Seek Compensation for Hit and Run Accidents
Unfortunately, some bicycle accidents go beyond negligence and into purposeful acts. If the party responsible for your accident flees the scene, then it becomes a hit and run, which can result in additional jail time or damages. It can cause even greater stress to an injured bicyclist and their family.
Mr. Silverman has also worked with families and victims of hit and runs. He can lend his experience to your case, so that you can pursue fair compensation.
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Could not have asked for better representation. He took the time to tell and explain every step of the process. I never had to reach out for updates.View on Google
Electric Bike Riders
Can Come to Mr. Silverman
Different states have their own laws governing the use of electric bikes. Some states heavily restrict where e-bikes can be ridden. Thankfully, Virginia is very permissive of the usage of electric bikes.
In our state, an electric bike generally receives all the same rights and privileges as a traditional bicyclist. However, a locality and state agency can restrict e-bike riders from certain locations.
If you have suffered an e-bike accident, you may be falsely accused of breaking a regulation you don't need to follow. Mr. Silverman can look into your case and provide vigorous representation.