Testimonials found on this website are actual client reviews of Knabe Law Firm Co., LPA. We appreciate our clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: we cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes we have achieved in past legal matters.
I was riding my bike and was hit from behind by a driver who was texting! I hired bike attorney, Ken Knabe, who came highly recommended. He came to my house and photographed and videoed my bicycle damage and injuries which proved very valuable when it came time to settle. He sent me to a professional photographer to clearly identify my wounds and the resultant scarring. He kept in contact with me; and he and his team put together a great settlement package which helped resolve my claims without a lawsuit. I was very happy with the settlement and his aggressive approach to unsafe drivers who are texting and injuring us cyclists. I highly commended him.
- Jessica Mester, April 28, 2020
A car hit me while I was commuting to work on my bike in Cleveland Heights. The at-fault driver’s insurance company offered to settle right away. Before meeting with the insurance company, I called Bike Cleveland who recommended that I talk to Kenneth Knabe, Greater Cleveland’s Bicycle Accident Attorney. I called Kenneth. His advice was to cancel the meeting because it was much too early to assess the real extent of my injuries. I cancelled the meeting and hired Ken.
Turns out Ken was completely right - I had a far more serious injury than what I originally had realized. Mr. Knabe ended up settling my case for around 30 times more than what the insurance company was offering me (and what I would have accepted if not for Mr. Knabe’s advice).
If you are injured in a bike accident, do not try to handle it yourself. Go to a pro who knows bike and injury law. I highly recommend Attorney Kenneth Knabe for anyone injured in a bike accident!
- Kennan Preston, February 24, 2017
I found bicycle attorney Knabe on the internet. I met him at his Lakewood office. Lawyers from a big firm had rejected my case. Mr. Knabe took my case, took photos of the scene and was able to research and establish liability for blocking a bike lane downtown, suddenly opening a door and causing my accident. He knew the law and he actually made them pay with a settlement that was extremely satisfactory. I would highly recommend him for any cyclist who had the misfortune of being hit or injured by a careless driver. You are not a number at his firm. He is hands on and takes it personal when you are hit.
- Andrew Green, July 6, 2016
I was riding my bike and was hit by a car. I hired bike attorney Kenneth Knabe to represent me. He immediately came out to my house since I was unable to even walk after the crash. He made a claim under my own insurance policy since the other party did not have any insurance. He was able to obtain a policy limits recovery, and he negotiated my health care lien and even reduced his fee so I could obtain extra compensation under the circumstances. He was very fair, very competent and very communicative. I highly recommend him and his team.
- Darla Moyer, May 1, 2020
While cycling home from work in June 2018, I was hit by an SUV and suffered serious injuries. It was a hit and skip, with an uninsured driver. I found Ken through Bike Cleveland. Ken took charge of the legal and insurance claims and demystified the jargon for me so that I could focus on my physical recovery. He was responsive, courteous, professional, and he really knows the rights of cyclists. He made my case a priority and had me feeling like I was his only client. I was very satisfied with the claim and have completely recovered from my injuries. I’m happy to say that I’m back in the saddle. Thanks Ken.
- Amy Whitehead, 2019
I was riding my bike when a car turned left and hit me. I hired Greater Cleveland bike attorney, Ken Knabe. He established fault on the driver after sending an investigator to get a statement from the eyewitness. He took photos of my initial injuries and brace, monitored my injuries and then had professional photos taken of my scarring. He shot down every defense the insurance company used to try to minimize my claim. He came to my home on several occasions when I was unable to get to his office. He advised me along the way and kept me in communication until this matter was successfully resolved. Ken obviously is a rider himself, and he really knew the ins and outs of cycling, the law and how best to help me. I highly recommend him for anyone hurt in a bike crash.
- Matthew Golightley, May 18, 2020
I was in a bad car accident with my children caused by an intoxicated driver. My sister and parents recommended attorney Ken Knabe who had successfully handled a case for my sister. We refused all pre-suit settlement offers and filed a lawsuit. After a long litigation process, including a successful mediation, we received a good settlement which doubled the previous offer. Ken met with me and my family numerous times and thoroughly prepared me for every aspect of the legal system and for my deposition. He provided great advice to help our family obtain a successful recovery. I was very happy with Ken and highly recommend him for anyone in a serious crash.
- Kathleen Fechter, April 7, 2020
I hired Attorney Ken Knabe, who was referred to me by a friend who successfully hired Mr. Knabe for her car crash. Mr. Knabe was prompt, courteous and responsive throughout the entire process. He guided me to a successful resolution. I highly recommend him for his professional services for anyone in a vehicle crash.
- Officer Jeff Jurcak Fairview Park, Ohio Police Department, November 25, 2019
I hired bike attorney Ken Knabe after I was hit by a car while on my bike in Lakewood, Ohio. Mr. Knabe diligently handled my case from start to finish, and I received a very satisfactory settlement. He fought hard for me, and I highly recommend him.
- Sonia Davis, December 13, 2018
I was in a bicycle accident in 2014 when an older woman turned left and hit me. At the suggestion of many other cyclists, I hired bicycle accident attorney, Kenneth Knabe. Ken is not only an injury attorney, but also an avid cyclist who knows both bicycle and injury law. He followed my progress closely, kept in constant touch, and when I was finished treating, prepared a very comprehensive and complete "Demand Letter" to the woman's insurance company resulting in a favorable settlement without ever even having to go to court. Ken really does take it personal when a member of the bike community is hit by a careless driver. I highly recommend him. Outstanding!
- Tara Kieser, September 6, 2016
I was hit by a car while riding my bicycle in Cleveland Heights. Bike Cleveland recommended Attorney Ken Knabe, who I hired. Ken helped get my bike damages covered and charged no fee. He then successfully resolved my personal injury claim and achieved a better than expected settlement. Ken cares about cyclists and knows how to help them when they are injured by careless drivers. I highly recommend him for anyone in a bicycle crash.
- Ernest W. Durbin III, November 25, 2019
I hired Lakewood Attorney Ken Knabe after being involved in an automobile crash. A former client highly recommended him to me because he took her matter to trial and won big. Also, a friend of mine, who is a long time local county judge, highly recommended his services and confirmed his stellar reputation. I was very happy with his services. He wrote a comprehensive letter on my behalf which resulted in a favorable settlement. He contacted my medical providers and obtained pertinent reports which helped my claim against the at-fault insurance company. He was thorough and diligent. I highly recommend him for anyone in an auto crash.
- Joanne Green, Southwest Airlines Pilot – May 24, 2018
I am a local physician and I was in a bike accident. I hired highly recommended fellow cyclist and bike attorney Kenneth Knabe of the Lakewood firm of Brown & Szaller on Madison Avenue. Ken was on top of things from the beginning until the very successful ending. He went above and beyond with great recommendations that helped favorably resolve my case. He even went out in the evening and took photographs that demonstrated there was more than adequate lighting for the at fault driver to see me. He prepared an excellent settlement letter to the insurance company with reports and exhibits in which he detailed and described my damage claims. I highly recommend Ken for his knowledge and expertise in bicycle accidents.
- Dr. Sasha Yurgionas: MD, June 1, 2016
I was riding in an organized ride on a Sunday in June 2019. As I was riding down a bike path, a dog leapt onto me, bit me and dragged me off my bike. I had bite wounds, cuts, and scrapes, with some scarring. I hired bike attorney Ken Knabe at the recommendation of one of the club organizers. He had my wounds and scarring photographed professionally and vigorously presented liability and my damages. I was happy with the settlement and highly recommended Ken who obviously knows what he is doing.
- Daniel Dick, May 1, 2020
I have been working with Ken Knabe for the last year and a half as I pursued a settlement with an insurance company after my bicycle accident. I was hit by a car while riding my bike and thankfully my helmet saved my life. In trying to negotiate a quick settlement with the insurance company, they offered $500 compensation for my custom LeSartre road bike, laughable. When I asked Bike Cleveland representatives who they recommended, Ken was the first name out of their mouth.
From my first interaction with him, I knew he understood my pain and fear associated with my accident. As a fellow cyclist, he empathized with the loss of a great bike and all related trauma in returning to the road. He worked diligently to get the offenders insurance company to pay what was due and helped to get a great resolution to my claim. Thanks to him I have a new bike and have been fully compensated for the ordeal.
Now, when anyone asks for a Lawyer, his name will be first out of my mouth too.
- Robert Wachala, Parma, 2018
I was riding my bicycle down Detroit Avenue as I commute to and from work on my bike. A car hit me and knocked me off my bike. I fell on the curb and was injured. The driver had no insurance but still blamed me for allegedly "weaving". I wasn't weaving and was on the right side of the road. I hired Attorney Kenneth J. Knabe of Brown and Szaller (now Knabe Law Firm) who made a claim for me under my own uninsured motorist coverage on my car. Mr. Knabe is a cyclist himself and fully understood my plight and could easily grasp the circumstances of my situation. He argued liability based on Cleveland's three foot safe passing distance Ordinance. Mr. Knabe was prompt personable professional and courteous. He kept in communication with me throughout the whole process. I received a very satisfactory settlement; much more than I expected. I would highly recommend him as an Attorney, especially for a bicycle accident.
- Daniel Boden
I was hit by a careless driver on my bike and suffered significant injuries. Bike Cleveland recommended Attorney Ken Knabe. He met me at the bike shop and helped me to get all my property damage paid for. He then followed my medical treatment and recovered the policy limits of the unsafe driver. I highly recommend him for anyone injured in a bike accident.
- Andrew Bielski, June 18, 2018
Several members of my Ironman training group referred me to cyclist attorney, Kenneth J. Knabe after I was hit by a car while riding my bike at the Metroparks. I hired Mr. Knabe. He immediately helped me recover full value for my bicycle and accessories and took no fee on the property damage. He then patiently guided me through my medical treatment process, took photos of my injuries, documented my damages and obtained reports from my doctor. I was very satisfied with the settlement I received. I highly recommend him for anyone in a bike accident. He really knows bike and injury law as an attorney and fellow cyclist.
- Mark D. Stopa – Finance Controller, September 18, 2017
A car hit me while I was riding my bicycle in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Friends recommended Attorney Ken Knabe, who I hired. The driver denied responsibility, and his insurance company offered nothing initially. Mr. Knabe prepared legal action on my behalf, which included his hiring an accident reconstruction expert who prepared a scale diagram of the scene. This refuted the driver’s version of the crash and supported mine. I attended the driver’s deposition, and Mr. Knabe’s well prepared and thoughtful questions elicited answers that clearly supported my version of the crash. The at-fault driver’s insurance company settled at a mediation meeting with their offer going from zero to multiple six figures! The crash was a difficult experience for me, and Ken’s compassion, dedication, and expertise resulted in the best possible outcome. He is an avid cyclist himself who cares about and knows how to protect cyclists by properly and thoroughly handling a bike injury claim. I very highly recommend him to any cyclist involved in a serious crash caused by an unsafe driver.
- Lon Herman, Cleveland Heights, December 2018
I was hit by a drunk driver while riding my bike. I was injured and was telling my story to an attorney who was also a cyclist. He readily recommended bike attorney Ken Knabe to handle my bike injury claim since Ken specializes in helping cyclists in bike crashes. Ken guided me through the maze of medical bills, health insurance, medical payments coverage, insurance issues and documenting my injuries. I received a policy limits offer from the driver's insurance and an additional portion of my own underinsured motorist coverage. I was very happy with his expertise and advise. I highly recommend him.
- Catherine Radic, April 21, 2020
After I was involved in a bicycle/vehicle accident, I was referred to Ken Knabe by a friend. This case involved both property and bodily damage. Ken handled my accident and the settlement with tact and prowess. Not only is he well-versed with cases involving bicycle riders, he was willing to patiently explain the details of the case as it progressed. Ken kept me up to date on all pertinent details of the case and was always available to talk if I had any questions. I felt comfortable with Ken’s representation knowing that I would get a just result from the settlement. Ken made sure the full value of my bike and riding gear were reimbursed. Ken doggedly pursued all insurance companies involved for the best deal for me. During this entire period, I always felt that Ken was working fully in my best interest and would not stop until he felt I received full reparations. Towards the end of the settlement when I was tired and just wanted the case to be done, Ken kicked it into overdrive. He scheduled appointments with professionals that convincingly proved my case and ended the settlement in quick order. Ken Knabe is a genuine person, a strong, fierce lawyer, and an avid enthusiast in the biking community. I would not hesitate to recommend him in a similar case. UPDATE: I recently received a letter from my insurance company regarding a subrogation lien. Ken offered to take care of this matter for me. He accomplished this matter in a timely fashion while reducing the amount I owed. I am very thankful for his competent handling of this case.
- Aaron Howkins, February 15, 2020
I was riding my bike and was hit by a car. My bike club, Cleveland Touring Club, recommended bike attorney Ken Knabe. Ken came to the hospital and followed up with me with home visits until he was able to successfully resolve my matter for policy limits. He visited with me often at my residence. He followed up and had professional photographs taken of my injuries. He was thorough, extremely competent and was able to secure a great resolution for me. I highly recommend him.
- David Dugan, February 2020
“I am an avid cyclist who has recommended Ken to several friends and all have had rave reviews, very detail orientated, great results and he really cares about cyclists!”
- Dave Walkowiak: President, Provenzale Construction Co. Inc., 2016
We without reservation recommend our attorney Kenneth Knabe to all, and especially to anyone involved in a bicycling case. I was seriously injured in a vehicle-bicycle crash involving many riders, some of whom were killed. The fact that Ken was a bicyclist himself, and his knowledge and experience with bicycling accident cases and law made me much more confident and assured while we navigated the complexities of the cases. Ken made the best of preparation, actually riding the route the cyclists took. He helped to clarify all that happened in the civil litigation, communicated as much as we needed, and helped prepare us thoroughly for the deposition. All in all, you could see the caring he exhibited, being a fellow cyclist. We are very grateful, and highly recommend Ken Knabe.
- William and Claudia Kotich (2017)
I was riding my bicycle in Strongsville, Ohio when I turned left, a car went to pass me and hit me. A witness at the scene recommended Greater Cleveland's bike Attorney Kenneth Knabe. I hired Ken. He immediately made a claim against the driver's liability insurance company and helped me recover for my bike and accessory damage. He knew all the applicable bike and traffic laws. When the insurance company failed to pay a fair settlement for my injuries, he filed a lawsuit on my behalf. He sorted out my car and health insurance, and I was able to receive a fair and equitable settlement for my injuries from the at-fault party's insurance carrier. Mr. Knabe really knows his bike law and was in my corner from day one! I highly recommended him.
- Lieutenant Joseph Hedinger (Berea Police Department), June 6, 2019
I was a passenger involved in a car crash on May 1, 2018. I hired Attorney Ken Knabe to represent me based on my parents' recommendation. He guided me through the whole process, took me to a professional photographer and obtained expert reports, all of which helped me to recover multiple policy limits. In the end, he was very fair regarding his fee so that I could recover more than I ever expected. I highly recommend him for his knowledge, professionalism and ability for anyone injured by a careless driver.
- Gabrielle Berry, December 12, 2019
I was hit from behind by another vehicle on I-90 in a major crash. I was taken to the hospital by ambulance and suffered serious injuries. I retained Attorney Kenneth Knabe based upon family recommendations. He thoroughly handled my serious injury claim. He filed a lawsuit when the offers were insufficient. He thoroughly prepared me for my deposition. He then thoroughly questioned the other driver who admitted he was completely at fault. He then successfully resolved my matter in a long Mediation. I was very pleased by the outcome and his work ethic. I highly recommend him for anyone injured in a serious car crash.
- D. Droba, Cleveland, Ohio – January 30, 2020
I was in a bicycle accident caused by a driver who had no insurance. At the recommendation of several cyclists, I hired a fellow cyclist and bicycle accident Attorney Kenneth Knabe as my lawyer. He made some great recommendations. Through his help, I was able to maximize a settlement from my own uninsured motorist coverage. I would highly recommend him to any cyclist in a bike accident.
- Brian Kraska, February 3, 2017
I was hit from behind while riding my bicycle by a hit and run driver. I contacted bicycle accident Attorney Kenneth Knabe as he was highly recommended by Bike Cleveland. Mr. Knabe is an avid cyclist himself. He gathered all my physical bike, helmet, shorts, jersey, shoes and related gear damage evidence, photographed it and obtained estimates which resulted in full payment for all my extensive property loss. He did this as a favor and charged no fee on the property damage. He then made a personal injury claim under my auto's uninsured motorist coverage which resulted in a very favorable settlement. He kept in contact throughout all of my medical treatment. We interacted on numerous occasions as he stayed on top of my case until the very end. He is well known and respected in the cyclist and legal community. I highly recommend him for his knowledge and expertise in bicycle accident cases! Truly Exceptional.
- Ann Marie Raffis: Nurse Practitioner, September 6, 2016