Catastrophic Personal Injuries
The Shefman Law Group aka Cyclistlaw has had the honor of representing many clients in high profile bike and motorcycle crashes involving catastrophic personal injuries and intoxicated negligent drivers. As a bicycle or motorcycle rider, nearly every collision results in serious injury. Catastrophic injuries include head injury, brain damage, spinal cord injury, paralysis, severe fractures, and other permanent injuries. Complete compensation for these life altering injuries involves complex issues, including long term disability and calculation of future financial loss, including future medical needs, loss of future income, home health care assistance, and loss of consortium.
Just as significant, a person suffering from a catastrophic personal injury will have to learn to cope with a disability for a long period of time and possibly the remainder of their life. The injured victim my no longer be able to perform or may need assistance with normal activities of daily living, such as tying shoes, taking showers, cooking food and doing housework. The injured victim may find it too painful or impossible to play with their children or to be intimate with their spouse. An accident victim often develops post-traumatic stress or depression resulting from multiple doctor visits and an injury that will not heal. Although some members of the public may find it hard to place a dollar value on this pain and suffering, the day to day hardship and frustration of the victim is palpable and the loss is real.
The attorneys at The Shefman Law Group have the experience and knowledge in handling these difficult cases. We will work with your family, your physicians, and your employer to ensure that we obtain the best result for your specific needs. If you are not getting the care you need, we can refer you to a physician in the proper specialty. We work with physicians in every specialty, including physical rehabilitation, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, pain management, psychiatry, and life care planning. If the case goes to trial, we are experienced in telling your story and demonstrating to the jury the devastating physical and emotional effects the injuries have had on your life.
If you are injured in a motorcycle or bicycle collision, the first step is to get the medical attention you need. DO NOT wait and see if your injury resolves on its own. Follow the orders of your doctors and health care providers. If your injury does not improve, continue to follow up with your physician and be an advocate for your care.
The second step contact an experienced bicycle accident attorney, motorcycle accident attorney, or scooter accident attorney. This is imperative when your injuries are severe. The attorneys at the Shefman Law Group will help you by letting you focus on healing while we focus on handling your claim. DO NOT speak to an insurance company representative without contacting an attorney. DO NOT attempt to settle your claim without speaking with an attorney first, even if your injury is minor. Initial consultations are free, so do not hesitate to contact our office if you need assistance with your claim. Contact our office as soon as you or a loved one is physically able. Evidence, witnesses and other information disappears quickly. The sooner we begin to investigate your claim, the better. In addition, some claims may be subject to a six month statute of limitations, meaning that a claim must be pursued within six months after the accident. If the claim is not pursued within that six month period you may be barred from bringing the claim all together.
Should you retain our firm, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means we do not get paid until and unless you do. Nothing comes out of your pocket.