This page will explain what documents and information we need, and hopefully will answer many of your initial questions.
I am attorney Peter Wilborn. I have been representing injured cyclists for over twenty years. Of Counsel to my law firm is attorney Timmy Finch (DC, VA, and SC). The Director of Bike Law National is Rachael Maney. We have offices in Charleston, SC, and Washington, DC, and we represent cyclists all over SC, MD, VA, and DC.
Thanks to our computers and cloud-based software, distance is never an issue for us. We are always easy to reach by phone, email, and text. We also regularly travel to attend court hearings, client meetings, and depositions.
DC, VA & MD: 202-400-3700
The fax numbers are the same.
In order to represent you and speak on your behalf to the insurance company, we need a signed retainer agreement. Once we are retained, we advise the opposing sides, and thereafter, they may not contact you directly. But to be on the safe side, do not speak to anyone but us about your claim
We keep our Retainer Agreement short and free of legalese. You can click on the link below, enter and verify your email address, and then fill out the form online via hellosign.com. You digitally sign, and it is automatically forwarded to us. Simple.
Call or email if you have any questions!
To present your claim, we need to collect all of your medical records and bills. To do that, we need to have a signed Medical Release Form.
Of course, we also need to be kept up-to-date! Please let us know about any address or phone number change, and make sure to let us know what other medical providers you see. Send us all medical bills and Explanation of Benefits (EoBs) from your health insurance company.
We repeat: please send us all medical bills and EoBs from your health insurance company.
If you have missed work, let us know and we will email a form for you supervisor to complete.
The first part of the case is getting your damage bike paid for. And the first step is your taking the bike to a local shop to have them prepare an invoice for the repair. If the bike is a total loss, please send us any receipts or proof of value. Do not dispose of any parts until instructed.
Take photos of your bike and your injuries. Take additional photos as the injuries heal. Email them to [email protected]
It seems silly to have to write this, but hey, we’re all cyclists and we hate to admit weakness. When something hurts, get medical attention ASAP. Suffering in silence will not help you get better and it will not help your case.
In this day and age, anything you post on any social media site could be used against you in this case. So here’s some food for thought: Anything you post, whether using your private or public settings is discoverable. In other words, you may be asked by opposing counsel to provide archives of social media sites or actual postings you have made.
Do not post anything relating to your case. In addition, please be advised that postings that seem harmless, such as a trip to the amusement park, can be used against you.
Do not delete any information that you have already posted. You are not permitted to “clean up” your social media pages. Further, do not delete any social media accounts you have. You cannot “get rid” of them.
There are no dumb questions. We have done this many times, and often forget how frustrating and confusing a legal claim can be. Please call / email anytime!
Thanks for your faith in us.