Firefighter Tony Scavo was riding his bicycle when he entered an intersection and was hit by a motor vehicle. After being thrown to the ground, the very same vehicle ran over his body.
Tony’s wife Lisa stated that she was unable to see her husband when she first arrived at the hospital, but she managed to talk the nurses into letting her see Tony. "I just needed to see him and make sure he was okay. He had a neck brace on, so really scary to walk in and see that. He was in a lot of pain at that point, and when, eventually, they let him come home, he was sore, stiff, scratched up, banged up."
Tony described his experiences in the hospital. "Being a firefighter, I was concerned about healing and about my injuries and about what impact that might have on my future."
According to Lisa, Tony was familiar with the attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben because his father had retained their services in the past. While at the hospital, Tony’s father took the initiative to contact the firm on his son’s behalf.
Lisa stated, "Tony’s father was already on it. He had already called the firm. They sent somebody out to talk to Tony right away, and I immediately knew we were in good hands."
According to Tony, "Once Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben was on our case, the response and the communication was really great."
Lisa stated, "You know, we weren’t just another case. It was a relationship, and they treated us like part of their family, and the communication was amazing."
The staff kept in constant contact with Tony through emails and telephone calls as they explained everything that was going on and what he could expect. This gave Tony the ability to concentrate on his recovery without having to worry about what was happening in a legal sense. He was confident that the attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben were taking care of all of the legalities.
When Tony learned that his case might have to go to trial, he became concerned that they may lose. His attorney Jim Schwebel promptly told him, "Don’t worry. We won’t lose. We’re better than them."
Those words eased Tony’s fears. "I didn’t worry at all after that point," he stated.
The lawyers at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben understand that the roads can be dangerous for cyclists because they are also bicycle riders who have been representing injured cyclists for approximately 40 years. In that time, they have obtained compensation for their clients’ medical bills, lost wages and rehabilitation costs.
Our attorneys are aware that bike-motor vehicle collisions occur for many different reasons, and they know the right questions to ask when investigating the cause of these accidents. They are prepared to fight for their clients’ rights whether they need to file a claim against a bicycle parts manufacturer or a large insurance company.
Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben lawyers are also familiar with the types of injuries that bicycle riders typically sustain after collisions with motor vehicles. They have experience working with riders who have been forced to spend several weeks in the hospital due to broken bones, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries. As you learned from the interview with Tony Scavo, they will come to you when it is impossible for you to leave the hospital or home.
If you have or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, please contact us at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben for a free case evaluation today. We are available to take your call at 1-612-377-7777 or 1-800-752-4265 (toll-free).