Client Reviews

 

Positive: Responsiveness

I had no idea what to do after being hit by a car on my bike. I honestly just wanted to put it all behind me. A friend suggested I speak to a lawyer. After speaking with Stuart and his team, they walked me through the process to get my medical bills and damages paid. The process took a long time (2 years! I didn’t even realize how long communication with insurance companies could take), but they took care of me the whole way through.

Nicholas Deacon

 

Positive: Professionalism

Stewart and Zach Leon are experts in bicycle crash law. Their law firms close connections with physical therapists allowed me a stress free rehab with out any out of pocket expenses. Zach worked to insure that I was able to have the resources I need to recover from my crash and worked quickly to settle my case. If you have been in a bike crash these are the guys to call.

William Fraser

 

Zach, Dylan, and Stuart are above the board professionals. They were involved in my hit and run case from the very beginning. They tracked down a witness, the driver, and handled everything in the midst of COVID.

My shoulder has a plate in it, and I’ll probably deal with some discomfort for the rest of my life, but their help in securing my settlement has been a blessing in disguise.

For bicycle injuries, I can not more recommend a better team.

Jason A. Howie

 

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness

In July of 2018 I was involved in a hit and run with a motorist driving in the bike lane. I suffered broken ribs and a broken clavicle which required three surgeries. I also missed months of work.

Stuart and his team were there for me every step of the way. I never expected much to come of the case, but their investigation eventually discovered the identity of the driver! We filed suit an I was able to be compensated! These guys are the pros!

I felt heard and was treated like a person. All my questions were answered quickly.

 

Jaysen Rahbinz

 

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I absolutely recommend Stuart and Zach and the crew at Stuart Leon Bicycle Crash Law. They were instrumental in helping me after I was in a collision with a vehicle and they dealt with the driver, courts, insurance, medical coverage – everything. It’s amazing how seamless they made things.

Dealing with insurance and the other party can take so so so much time and resources and mental energy that it was good to know that they specialize in this so I could go on with my life and not have to spend weeks and months filling out forms and fighting with insurance.

Definitely contact Stuart and Zach if you have been in a bicycle crash! Super nice, friendly, and they get the job done!

Michael Schwebel

 

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness

The gentlemen at Stuart Leon were great to work with, even despite some challenging circumstances with my case. I’d been injured in 2018 in downtown Philadelphia, and worked with Leon’s team to see what options were available to me. It had been a hit-and-run, and the driver held a NJ license – that was complication number one. Number two was that, in the interim between filing the claim against the driver’s insurance and hearing back from them, I’d moved to Utah. The legal team continued to work with me, handling things with a debt collector (since my medical bills from visiting the ER were still outstanding, with the assumption that the NJ insurance company would be paying), and working with the police to make sure we tracked down the proper information with the driver and his insurance. Overall, it was a very, very lengthy process, but, again, the team at Stuart Leon kept me updated every step along the way, and always assured me that we’d be taking the insurance company to court or collecting a settlement. Eventually, due to COVID (another obvious complication), we decided to move for settlement, which was the likelier option from a financially beneficial standpoint, as well. I’ve received my money, and I’m glad to say the whole incident is finally behind me. Thanks to Stuart Leon and his excellent team, I feel like I’ve gotten what I was owed, and I would highly recommend them to anyone else facing bicycle troubles or injustice in Philadelphia.

Joshua Tewell

 

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

As a bike mechanic Ive been referring people to Stuart for years and when it came time to use his services myself I found his services to be excellent. He even made house calls to get paperwork signed when I was injured!

tristan ellsworth

 

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Last year the passenger of an uber ride opened her door on me while I was biking home. Stuart, Zach, and Dillon ensured I received the care I needed and worked hard to win a settlement. They are extremely dedicated, deeply care about their clients, and are passionate about protecting the rights of the cycling community in Philadelphia. I highly recommend reaching out to them if you’re in an accident.

Julia Blaukopf

 

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I genuinely hope that nobody ever has to research bicycle crash lawyers since it means you were in an accident, but there is no one better in Philly than these guys.

I was hit by a vehicle biking back from class in the fall of 2017. Stuart, Zach, and Dillon handled my case with a ton of care and attention. I genuinely felt like their only client every time I walked into their office since they were always so prepared for our meetings. They handled pretty much every step outside of getting the necessary information and documentation from me, and I never felt out of the loop with regard to the status of my case. These kinds of cases take a decent amount of time to resolve, so communication was hugely helpful as the process went from start to finish.

Most importantly, these folks get results, plain and simple.

James Pecora

 

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Short version: If you, a family member, or a friend are in any sort of bike accident, call this firm immediately! They followed through on every promise, were very kind and clear along the way, and won my settlement ahead of schedule. My medical bills, bike repairs, lost wages and more were fully covered thanks to them. And I spent $0. (They take a fee when the settlement is won, but you essentially pay nothing).

Long version: Last September I was doored in the chest while pulling up to a stop sign. The driver admitted himself he did not look before opening the door. After a long night in the emergency room, I wasn’t sure what to do next. The driver agreed to pay the medical bills, but how could I be sure? He was ignoring my texts and calls (no surprise). Luckily the next day, a friend of mine recommended I reach out to Stuart Leon Bicycle Crash law. It was the best possible decision I could have made.

Stuart, Zach, and Dillon are all extremely passionate about their mission and supporting their clients. They don’t bask in the greed or corporatism that is synonymous with most law firms – you can tell immediately they’re in it to help people. On my first visit, they made me feel right at home and took their time to make sure all of my questions/needs were met. In the weeks following this meeting, Stuart would check in with me to make sure physical therapy was going well. What other lawyers put in that amount of care?

Your case may feel like it’s taking some time – stay hopeful, that’s just how these corporate insurance companies operate. Stuart claimed they’ve won all their cases, and from word on the street, it definitely seems true. Whenever I brought up my accident to friends, or friends of friends, if they knew Stuart and the firm, they had nothing but praise. I kid you not, every single story I heard about this firm: the client won big.

In the end, they said the settlement would probably take a year. Instead it took 10 months: my medical bills are fully covered, my bike repairs were fully covered, and the settlement I received made up for all the wages I lost while in recovery and then some. And to be clear, I spent $0 through this whole process.

Can’t recommend them enough! Knowing they’re working hard each day makes me more hopeful for this city.

David Bedford

 

After being hit by a car door and having no idea what to do about it, Zach, Stuart and Dillon came to my rescue. They helped me in so many ways from getting a police report filed to help with finding GOOD doctors and all the way down to getting my case wrapped up during a pandemic. I was included in every step of the process even if I couldn’t be there physically.

I worked most closely with Zach. He has the BEST attitude and made me feel very comfortable with everything. I have experienced working with a different law firm in the past and they never made me feel like I was a person. I was always just another number and spoke to different people all the time. NOT HERE! I was always able to speak with Zach and he was very prompt with communication.

When Covid-19 hit, I was certain I would have to wait for everything to reopen to finish my case. I was wrong!

They were able to conduct the meeting via zoom and close the case in great time. I was well prepared for every meeting I had because of Zach and Stuart. I couldn’t have felt more comfortable with something that can be so stressful.

Dillon was also super helpful with filing the police report and getting documents notarized during Covid. I was so confused about the process and he made it seamless for me!

If you are involved in a bicycle crash of any kind, CALL THESE GUYS! They’re awesome!!

Jessica Hoffman

 

So far working with them has been an absolutely easy process. Very clear on the processes, and pretty accommodating around anyone’s schedule.

Thienquan Pham

 

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I was riding a city share bike one day when I got rear-ended by a car. I was in the bike lane, but the driver claimed she “didn’t see me”. I got thrown to the ground, and nearly broke my tailbone and ankle. At the time, I had no insurance, and was wondering how I was going to pay any medical bills. But then I got recommended Stuart Leon by another cyclist.

Stuart Leon informed me that I was entitled to have all of my medical bills paid for by the driver. From the moment I hired them, they dealt with the driver’s insurance company, and got them to pay all of my medical bills. Stuart Leon even recommended a place I could go to for physical therapy! Thanks to Stuart Leon, I was able to get the medical treatment I needed without having to worry about paying for it.

They were also successful in getting the driver to accept responsibility for the crash, and were able to win me a sizeable amount of money. If you are a cyclist who has been injured by someone driving recklessly, I can’t recommend Stuart Leon enough. You won’t regret hiring them!

Thomas Holt

 

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

 It is almost impossible to imagine how would I have dealt with the aftermath of my accident without Stuart Leon and his staff. Their confidence of and responsiveness to my case allowed me to focus on my recovery instead of how I was going to afford all the medical bills. It may all sound like a cliche, and at first, it did feel that way. Yet, I sit here on the other side of all the trauma and pain of my accident, fully recovered and with an insurance settlement that I deserve.

Cycling in Philly can really screw you over, but if you’re hurt, contacting Stuart Leon can save you from so much stress. Call them.

Miles Young

 

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Zach, Stuart and Dillon are a fantastic team. When I was knocked off my bike by a car, they took my case and not only got a fantastic result – bike, therapy and recovery all paid for – they also obtained a solid settlement. Their fee was more than fair, and I genuinely felt that they had my recovery and best interests at heart. I was well prepared and had excellent counsel for each stage of the proceedings. They were also able to navigate the complexities of continuing the case after I moved cross-borders (and timelines). Thoroughly recommend them as bicycle crash specialists.

 

Ruari Cathmoir

 

An excellent, highly capable crew! The process takes time, but I was able to exercise patience knowing that the team was working diligently to cover all facets of my case. I felt that SLBCL was invested in my well-being long term; from tackling the cause of my injury, insuring my navigation of hospitals and wellness was supported, covering all areas where I suffered (physical, emotional, financial), and working to prevent someone else from getting hurt in the spot that I had, they approached my case with concern and engagement from the beginning. They were clear about goals, possible outcomes, timelines, and were very responsive about updates and communicating information thoroughly. I felt very trusting throughout the process, and I highly recommend SLBCL. Without a doubt, they’re the best at what they do.

E C

 

Positive: Quality

I found Stuart Leon and crew via Bicycle Coalition and loved working with people who really are bike enthusiasts. They understood and advised me throughout the process and I received a settlement that was beyond my hopes. Grateful for all their work! (and wear your helmet always!)

k traub

 

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

In Dec of 2018 I was involved in a hit and run where I was hit multiple times by an aggressive driver. I called a friend who refereed me to Stuart and was seen immediately. He gave me a general rundown of things, was honest about the outcome and refereed me to MRCP for PT because I had sustained injuries. The staff at MRCP were really wonderful and my experience there was surprisingly better than PT experiences I have had in the past at Penn. They also, like Stuart, did not require payment unless my case was won which was really relieving.

Anyway, my case was rather complicated and I was doubtful that I would be reimbursed for anything, much less win a settlement. However, I’m glad that I contacted Stuart and his team. With their hard work and diligence they were able to not only get all medical bills paid, but also won me largest settlement available.

I highly recommend these guys. In addition to this civil case I was also dealing with the related criminal case and was unbelievably overwhelmed. I without a doubt couldn’t have dealt with it on my own and am forever grateful for their help.

Al M

 

Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness

I was involved in a hit and run two years ago. It’s really good to know that there is an option for hit and run victims, especially when you can’t track down the driver. Zach and the team took care of my case and took the burden off of me to find justice/compensation/whatever. They all work tirelessly behind the scenes to get your bills paid and to leave you better/as good as before. Reach out, even if you don’t think you have a case!

Alexander Manta

 

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I was struck by a car back in December 2019 and in just three months the Bike Crash Law team won my case and had a settlement check in hand for me. It was a fantastic and quick turn around! Every member of the team is very kind and they are quick to respond to any concerns any of their clients have. If you’re a cyclist in Philly, these are the guys you want to represent you!

Edward Frost

 

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I worked with Stuart & Co. for about 5 years following a trolley track related bike crash and have nothing but wonderful things to say about them. They were always an absolute pleasure to work with–they’re really just lovely people–but also tireless about collecting evidence, and truly fierce negotiators on my behalf. Prompt, responsive, easy to get along with, and really make you feel comfortable around them (even if you’re young or know nothing about the legal system). They clearly really (actually) care about their clients, but also about Philadelphia in general, and their work is consequently incredibly inspiring. Plus, they won me a settlement!! Highly recommend their services!!!

Madeleine Salvatore

 

We are so fortunate to have Stuart and his team advocating on behalf of cyclists and safer road conditions here in Philly. I was given careful and thoughtful options every step of the way which was so appreciated. They have a great reputation, as I discover every time I wear their shirt and get positive comments, and it is deserved!

Amazing knowledge of the law and what is needed to resolve cases on behalf of their clients. No matter how minor you think your case is, definitely reach out to them for guidance. These folks are dedicated to cyclist safety. Bottom line.

Eleni Vlachos

‘Starscream’ is home; he is a beautiful machine. Also, first time I’ve ridden a bik in 2 years.

Thanks to Stuart Leon Bicycle Crash Law for helping me get back on my feet and back on the road.

Whitlock Stephanie

 

After being a victim of a driver on a total power trip over “his road” and by being let down by the local authorities, I decided to gain the services and Stuart Leon and his staff. This was my first time having to deal with getting justice where I was ignored by state police.

Stuart Leon and his staff showed me the outmost respect and understanding of my grievance and fought for me in a professional and most importantly with integrity.

If you truly need a bicycle crash firm, then there is no better firm to start than with Stuart Leon. I am forever grateful for his guidance, patience and total support throughout the whole case process.

Juan Carlos Olaya

 

Stuart and his staff have been so helpful and make this overwhelming process easy. I appreciate he met me at my crash sight to see for himself, in person, the treacherous road conditions. Would recommend him to every cyclist out there in need.

Dorinda O’Donnell

 

They do they work at 💯

Brujo De la Mancha

 

You are absolutely in the best hands with this firm. My life was turned upside down after I was hit by car and out of work for months with a broken wrist. Stuart and Company helped me navigate my options and got me the results I needed and then some. Promptly, too.

Jasperat Jasperat

 

Every step of working with these guys has been great. They made the aftermath of my bike accident very easy to deal with and took care of every detail so I didn’t have to worry. I couldn’t recommend them more if you have been in a bike accident!!

V M

 

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I hired Stuart and Zach back in 2019 for a bike accident and they were great. They are good people who really care about their clients. They are dedicated to making sure their clients needs are met, and that they get paid fairly for their accident. Even when Covid came along, they still pushed my case along and didn’t put it on the back burner. I really appreciated that, a lot of cases are tied up because the courts have been closed, but I did not have to worry about that. I would absolutely hire them again and recommend them to anyone who has had a bike accident!

Tommy Krauss

 

Positive: Professionalism

After a bus ran a stop sign and hit me on my bike, I was hurt, confused, and unsure of what to do to seek justice. Luckily, I was able to connect with Stuart, Zach and Dillon at Stuart Leon Bicycle Crash Law to figure out what my next steps were.

The Bicycle Crash Law team helped set me up with treatment for my injuries, and walked me through the legal process. The entire team was profession, courteous, and honestly fun to work with — they take their practice seriously, while also understanding how to interact with their clients and create a comfortable and engaging legal process.

In the end, Stuart, Zach and Dillion took care of me every step of the way, and ensured that I was well compensated for my injuries, property damages, and trouble I dealt with as a result of the incident. If you are a cyclist in Philadelphia looking for justice, you won’t find a finer group of lawyers and guys then at Stuart Leon Bicycle Crash Law.

 

Max Pulcini

 

Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness, Value

I was hit and run on a bicycle in SW Philadelphia. The driver stopped long enough for me open my eyes and get a license plate number before speeding off. I contacted stuart leon the next day because my body and bike were mangled. They went through the process of getting information on the driver and getting me into physical therapy. We found out disappointedly that the driver didn’t have insurance and no damages could be awarded, however they were able to use my own auto insurance to cover my medical bills. They did this free of charge because there was no settlement. Since then, I’ve gotten underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage. These policies cover me in the event of a hit and run on a bike if the driver doesn’t have insurance. They were helpful understanding and diligent. Highly recommend them!

Zeb Jafolla

 

Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness, Value

Without this team I would have been buried in debt and most likely still in a lot of pain. I was hit back in August of 2019 and was referred to Stuart Leon by a friend. Stuart and his team really did a great job. There was an issue with my insurance, which was inevitably going to make me pay for all of the medical bills regardless if I received justice or not. The team won the case and got all of the bills cut in half, if not more. I am forever grateful to Stuart Leon Bicycle Crash Law.

William Orender

 

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I am forever grateful for the hard work Stuart, Zach and Dillon put into my case. Simply put, they are the best there is at what they do and completely deserve their excellent reputation in the cycling community.

I was doored while biking in Center City. One of the worst nights of my life. I originally hired another rather well known attorney in Philadelphia who didn’t specialize in bike accident cases. Shortly after that, my attorney informed me his schedule was jam packed and rather than delay my case, he wanted to refer me to the law firm best equipped to handle cases like mine. That firm was Stuart Leon and after just one meeting in their office, I was fully confident it was the right decision. Zach took the lead in my case and hit the ground running. He was highly professional and communicative throughout the entire process and fought to get me everything I deserved.

Cases like these aren’t resolved overnight, which is why it’s so important to find an attorney with a proven track record. Stuart and Zach have handled enough of these cases to know exactly what they are doing and their strategies work.

Greg Johnson

 

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

They work EXCLUSIVELY on bicycle accident cases. I am only a commuter cyclist (not an avid cyclist or courier) and my accident only involved falling off my bike due to a road defect. I assumed my accident didn’t qualified as a case, but was encouraged to still contact Stuart and Zach. Thank god I did! They know Philadelphia bicycle law better than anyone else and clearly informed me of my rights. I paid them nothing as they worked on my case, which took upward of a year. They only take a fee once the settlement is won (which mine was 🎉). They are transparent, communicative, and compassionate. They also actively advocate for the cyclist community – pushing for better and safer streets to ride on. If that doesn’t sell you, here’s my personal story…

I turned to them after my own bicycle accident. While riding home from work one late night, I hit a defect in the road causing me to fall from my bike and shatter my front tooth. My tooth was so badly damaged that it had to be pulled and replaced via implantology. Due to medical complications, I ended up going through two full rounds of implantology (bone grafting, implant placement, gum grafting, tooth-loading). Not only did Stuart and Zach continually keep me up to date with my case, they made sure to checked-in on my health and well-being. They personally cared about me. The settlement they won for me covered BOTH rounds of my medical bills, lost wages, and more.

Constance de Uriarte

 

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness

I was gonna write a cute little story/review recounting my experiences, but I don’t want to waste your time. Instead here is the simple version: these people are great. They give a (S Word). They know the law better than anyone. And, they get results.

I had no idea of my rights, the process, the paperwork, or how to handle any claims I may have had after I was Hit and Run by a motorist in Philadelphia. Stuart, Zach, and Dillon were a godsend. Without them I would never have known what means of recourse were available. Had I managed to figure them out on my own, I am positive I still would have ended up bearing most of the financial burdens myself.

Stuart and Co. were upfront and clear about my options. They were communicative throughout the whole process. They were concerned and caring about my health and state of mind. They were professional, direct, and even went out of their way for me several times throughout the process. In the end, they knocked it out of the park. My case settled 50% faster than expected, and I received the maximum settlement from the insurance company, ensuring my current and future medical needs would be covered.

I expected this whole process to be awful. It wasn’t. I wasn’t out of pocket for a lawyer. I wasn’t spending my time on the phone with police and insurance adjusters. I wasn’t lost inside a confusing legal system. I was walked through everything and all the hard parts were all handled by the firm. When it was all over, what I was worried would be a nightmare, wasn’t.

I really hope you never get hit by a car. But, if you do, seriously, call these guys. (Call an ambulance first though. Especially in a Hit and Run. The record is apparently important to have.)

Greg Stoloski

 

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Zach, Stuart, and Leon helped me recoup medical expenses for a bike crash on the trolley tracks. These guys are professional and effective advocates for cyclists in the Philadelphia area and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend.

Jessica Plocher

 

Zach and the rest of the team made the process of getting my medical bills covered from my bike accident simple. Would recommend.

James Goerke

 

Zach took good care of me after my accident. He didn’t just handle my lawsuit but was able to help me navigate the insurance companies, which was good because my injury made it difficult for me to deal with them on my own.

Samuel Halterman

 

Amazing and knowledgeable firm, extremely satisfied!!!

Deborah Maurer

 

Bottom line: Hiring this firm is the best decision you could possibly make.

I love to figure things out on my own. After my accident, I spent countless hours reading about how to deal with the police, insurance companies, medical providers, and the driver who hit me. After days of research, I was still completely confused by the process and scared to make a wrong move. Worst of all, I had added tremendous stress to the significant physical and mental trauma of the accident.

I called my bike shop for advice, and they offered just one suggestion without any hesitation – call Stuart Leon. I made that call, and can definitively say, in every respect, it was the best thing I could have done.

The entire team worked quickly to change what felt like an impossible mess into a clear and organized path towards a positive outcome. They dealt with every issue: inaccurate police reporting, medical bills, an unresponsive driver, and the replacement of my bicycle.

I was always aware of what was going on with my case, but never felt burdened by it. I focused on mental and physical recovery – Stuart Leon handled everything else.

Stuart, Zach and Dillon are highly skilled and genuinely compassionate people. They are true advocates for cycling safety and positive change in our community. I’m grateful for their representation, and would recommend them to anyone.

Chris Hilbert

 

Stuart and staff are great. Cycling advocacy at it’s best!

Mark Mumbauer

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