Protecting You When Recreational Activities Result In Injury
Recreational activities can quickly turn into tragic events when an accident results in serious injury, disability or death. Each of the personal injury attorneys at Joyce & Bittner has more than 25 years of experience helping accident victims and their families recover compensation following a serious accident. Contact our personal injury lawyers to discuss your rights and how we can put our experience to work for you.
We represent clients who have been injured in various types of recreational accidents in Pennsylvania, such as:
- Boating accidents: Boating accidents are often caused by intoxicated people who are drunk driving/drunk boating, by failing to follow the navigation rules of the road or otherwise being negligent and irresponsible in watercraft operation. We will represent clients who suffer a head injury/brain injury or another boating injury in a serious accident involving boats, Jet Skis or other watercrafts.
- Swimming accidents: Swimming injuries can cause irreparable damage. For example, diving in too shallow of water can cause a spinal cord injury. We pursue wrongful death claims of the survivors of drowning incidents. The lack of oxygen to the brain in a near-drowning may cause serious brain damage. In drowning cases, legal claims often may be pursued against the property owner in order to recover compensation for our client.
- Bicycle accidents: Bicycle injuries and pedestrian accidents often involve negligent automobile or truck drivers who fail to respect the rights and safety of pedestrians or bikers, for example by failing to yield to a pedestrian/bicyclist in a crosswalk. Bicyclists and pedestrians are often seriously injured, because they are not seen by drivers due to poor lighting or road conditions. If the bicyclist is not wearing a helmet, even a minor collision can have grave consequences. Our attorneys work through sometimes complex legal issues in order to recover the maximum compensation for bicycle accident victims.
While liability may be clear in cases in which a bicyclist is struck by a negligent driver, other cases are not as clear. Our attorneys thoroughly investigate a collision or accident to determine the cause of the accident and all potential sources of liability. Through this approach, we are capable of maximizing the compensation our clients receive for lost wages, medical expenses and other damages. This approach is also critical in catastrophic loss cases such as wrongful death claims following a serious recreational accident.
Get Legal Help Today
If you or a loved one has been involved in a swimming, boating or bicycle accident, please contact our personal injury attorneys at Joyce & Bittner. We offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case and answer your questions. Call 412-557-7931 or fill out a form online.