• BETHLEHEM, PA
    140 E. Broad Street
    Northampton County
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
    610-866-0469
  • STROUDSBURG, PA
    45 North 7th Street
    Monroe County
    Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360
    570-421-0893
  • PERKASIE, PA
    1282 Route 113
    P.O. Box 178
    Bucks County
    Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944
    215-257-4842
  • ALLENTOWN, PA
    Lehigh County
    Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104
    610-432-4160
  • EASTON, PA
    Northampton County
    Easton, Pennsylvania 18042
    610-258-6470
  • LANSDALE, PA
    Montgomery County
    Lansdale, Pennsylvania 19446
    215-368-5545
  • LEHIGHTON, PA
    Carbon County
    Lehighton, Pennsylvania 18235
    610-377-2134
  • QUAKERTOWN, PA
    Bucks County
    Quakertown, Pennsylvania 18951
    215-538-5350

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BICYCLE ACCIDENT SETTLEMENTS

Bucks County PA                    $65,000.00

A Bucks County Pennsylvania bicycle accident settlement of $65,000.00 was accepted after a car-bicycle accident in Perkasie PA.  the bicyclist was riding on 5th Street when a car, driven by a Perkasie resident, made a left turn directly into the path of the bicycle.  The rider flew off the bicycle, hit the hood of the automobile and landed on the street.

The Perkasie PA bike accident victim was taken to the Trauma Unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown PA.  CT Scans and x-rays were taken which showed 2 fractured ribs and a punctured lung.  She was given Morphine and admitted for several days.  The Bucks county PA bicycle accident lawyer obtained the maximum insurance settlement amount possible – $65,000.00.  The Defendant’s auto policy limit of $15,000.00 was paid.  The bicyclist’s underinsured motorist coverage limit of $50,000.00 was also paid after the conclusion of her medical care.

Northampton County PA                    $50,000.00

A Lehigh Valley PA bicycle accident settlement of $50,000.00 was agreed to after a grossly negligent situation caused a bicycle accident.  The Bethlehem PA resident was riding his bicycle near his home.  Workers left a cable strung across the road without any flags or cones to warn bicyclists of the dangerous condition.  The cable caught the Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania bicycle accident victim in the neck causing him to be thrown off the bike into the street.

The bicyclistwas admitted to the Trauma Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown PA.  X-rays and CT scans showed that he had sustained 2 broken bones around hiseye socket –  a lamina papyracea fracture and a deep orbital floor fracture.  A subsequent x-ray identified a comminuted fracture of the humeral neck.

The broken shoulder was evaluated by an Allentown orthopaedic surgeon.  The bicyclist also received physical therapy in the Lehigh Valley.  Fortunately, the fractures around his eye healed on their own without any complications.  The Bethlehem Pennsylvania bicycle accident lawyer obtained a $50,000.00 settlement for the bicyclist from the Defendant’s insurance company.

Northampton County PA                    $45,000.00

An Northampton County PA bicycle accident victim obtained a $45,000.00 settlement after a car-bicycle accident on Willow Park Road in Easton, PA.  The car made a left turn in front of the bicyclist causing him to go over the handlebars and hit the road.   The Easton resident was admitted to St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem PA with a clavicle fracture.

Surgery was performed on the Lehigh Valley PA bicycle accident victim.  A rod with pins and wires was installed to stabilize the fracture site.  An additional surgery was needed to remove an infection which had developed in his broken shoulder.  After the bicyclist had regained full range of motion in the shoulder area, the Easton Pennsylvania bicycle accident attorney negotiated a $45,000.00 settlement with the driver’s car insurance company.  Attorney Newell also coordinated payment of the medical expenses of the Lehigh Valley bicyclist.

**Past settlements/verdicts obtained by Attorney Thomas J. Newell in other Pennsylvania bicycle accident cases were evaluated according to their specific facts.  They do not guarantee a specific result in your PA bike accident case.

Pike County PA                                       $35,000.00

A Pike County, PA bicycle-car accident case settled for $35,000.00. The Bushkill, PA bicyclist was riding on Winona Falls Road in Lehman Township when his recumbent trike was rear-ended by an inattentive driver. The bicyclist was thrown off the trike and landed on the shoulder of the road.

The Poconos bicyclist was treated at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, PA for road rash, as well as injuries to his neck, left side and back. MRI’s taken within the next few months identified a partial tear of his biceps tendon and injuries to his low back. Fortunately, he did not require any surgery, nor did he need any injections. The PA bicycle accident attorney obtained the $35,000.00 settlement without having to file a lawsuit.

Bucks County PA

A Perkasie PA bicycle accident victim was hit by a car on Walnut St. in Perkasie.  The Pennsylvania bicyclist was taken to Grand View Hospital in Sellersville PA.  X-rays were taken and, fortunately, there were no fractures.  However, he did suffer from road rash over various portions of his body.  The Bucks County Pennsylvania bicycle accident victim was treated by a Montgomery County orthopaedic doctor.

His right knee injury required the use of crutches and a knee immobilizer to be worn for several weeks after the car-bicycle accident.  The Bucks County PA bicycle accident attorney obtained a personal injury settlement without having to file a lawsuit.  He also coordinated payment of the Perkasie bicycle accident victim’s medical bills.

Monroe County PA

A Poconos bicycle accident victim was riding on Rt. 534 when he was hit by a motorcycle.  The Pennsylvania bicyclist was thrown off of the bike and landed on his side.  An ambulance took him to Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, PA.

The Monroe County PA bicycle accident victim needed 2 staples to close an elbow laceration, as well as treatment for road rash and a nasal fracture.  The Stroudsburg Pennsylvania bicycle accident lawyer obtained a settlement which was approved by the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas.

Lehigh County PA

An Allentown Pennsylvania bicycle accident victim was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk by Tilghman Street in Allentown.  His front tire hit a depression causing his bike to stop suddenly.  The Lehigh County PA bicycle accident victim flew over the handlebars and crashed face first into the sidewalk.  The young boy suffered a fractured jaw and a broken hand.

An Allentown PA orthopaedic surgeon placed the bicyclist’s fractured right hand in a cast for a month.  He also had a broken tooth which was extracted by a Lehigh Valley dentist.  The Allentown PA bicycle accident attorney filed a lawsuit in the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas alleging that the homeowner was negligent in not properly repairing her sidewalk.  A settlement of the bike case was agreed to shortly thereafter.

DISCLAIMER

Since 1981, Attorney Thomas Newell has been representing personal injury victims throughout Eastern Pennsylvania.  If you are a bicycle accident victim in the Lehigh Valley, Poconos, Bucks County PA or Montgomery County PA, call now for a free home consultation.

The information provided on this website is not legal advice for your case.  The settlement value of each PA bicycle accident claim varies according to factors such as the injuries of the victim, their age and violations of the PA Vehicle Code.  Pennsylvania law changes.  You are advised to consult with a PA bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible.

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PA Bicycle Accident
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Bicycle Accident Victim’s Case vs. PennDOT & Bike Tour Dismissed

A 2009 decision by the Pa. Commonwealth Court affirmed the dismissal of a Pennsylvania bicycle accident claim. A PA bicyclist signed up for a bike tour organized by Pedal Pennsylvania, Inc. During the tour, the rider’s front tire became locked in a groove on a public road. The bicycle accident victim fell and dislocated his pelvis.

A Pennsylvania bicycle accident lawyer filed suit vs. the Tour Company and PennDOT alleging negligence due to the hidden danger in the road, the failure to inspect and failure to warn. The attorneys representing Pedal Pennsylvania filed a Motion for Summary Judgment which was granted by the Blair County Court of Common Pleas. The Trial Judge dismissed the bicyclist’s lawsuit. A Release/Waiver Form signed by had waived any negligence claims against the tour organizer.

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania concluded that the waiver form was signed voluntarily and with the knowledge that riding a bicycle could result in serious bodily injury. The bicyclist assumed the risks inherent in riding a bike on a public road. Vinikoor v. Pedal Pennsylvania Inc., 974 A.2d 1233 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2009)

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Uninsured Motorist Claim of PA Bicycle Accident Victim Denied

A Pennsylvania bicycle accident victim was denied the ability to make an uninsured motorist claim under the Assigned Claims Plan provision of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Responsibility Law. A young boy was riding his bicycle in Erie PA when he was hit by a car that was leased to the driver’s wife by Avis Rent-A-Car. The driver was not permitted to drive the car pursuant to the lease language.

When the PA bicycle accident attorney made a personal injury claim against the driver, the insurance company covering the car denied the insurance coverage because he was not a permitted driver. The bicyclist’s uninsured motorist claim against the Assigned Claims Plan was denied because the driver was not required to have his own car insurance under PA law due to the fact he didn’t own a motor vehicle. The Erie County Court of Common Please sustained the defendant’s preliminary objections and dismissed the plaintiff’s complaint with prejudice. 92 Erie Co. L. J. 149 (2009)

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Contractor Liable for Bicycle Accident Victim’s Damages

A 2008 Ruling by the Superior Court of Pennsylvania resolved legal issues resulting from a serious PA bicycle accident. A police officer was riding her bike while training as a bicycle patrol officer. The bicyclist was riding in Pennypack Park when she hit a steel reinforcement bar that had been placed partially on the bicycle path during a construction project.

The Pennsylvania bicycle accident victim was thrown from her bicycle and sustained servere injuries. Her PA bicycle lawyer filed suit against PennDOT, A general contractor and a subcontractor. The attorney claimed that the Defendant’s construction work near I-95 resulted in the dangerous and negligent condition of the bicycle path.

The jury found that the general contractor was solely responsible and awarded the large verdict for the Pennsylvania bicycle accident victim. Attorneys representing the general contractor claimed that the contract language required the subcontractor to pay the bicycle accident award. The PA Superior Court ruled that the general contractor was solely liable for the negligence of its employees. That company was required to pay the PA bicycle accident victim the entire jury verdict plus delay damages. Lane v. Cmwlth of PA, 954 A.2d 615 (PA Super. 2008)

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PA Bicycle Accident Victim Award New Trial

A decision by the PA Superior Court granted a new trial in a fatal Pennsylvania bicycle accident case. A bicyclist in Philadelphia was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer. The truck had just passed a double-parked car prior to the bicycle accident. The PA bicycle accident lawyer filed suit versus the truck driver and owner of the car.

During the trial, the attorney representing the tractor-trailer operator cross-examined the treating physician of the bicyclist. She referred to an illegal drug in the victim’s blood system even though the trial judge had earlier warned the defense lawyer not to bring up this topic.

The Pennsylvania bicycle accident attorney filed an appeal after the jury’s verdict claiming that the bicycle victim’s estate was harmed by this attorney misconduct. The PA Superior Court agreed that the drug reference had a prejudicial effect on the Pennsylvania bicycle accident case and ordered a new trial. Poust v. Hylton, 940 A.2d 380 (Pa. Super. 2007)

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