A bicycle accident is a serious and sometimes devastating event. It can leave you with serious injuries, medical bills, and trauma. When this happens, there are certain steps you should take to file a claim and seek compensation to cover the damages.
Initial steps to take following a bicycle accident
Bicyclists are often blamed for accidents, even when they were not at fault. Immediately following a bicycle accident, take these important steps to help your case:
- Call the police, and wait for them to arrive so you can give your account of the accident;
- Minimize contact with the other party and avoid any statements that may indicate fault;
- Gather as much evidence as you can. Take photos of everything at the scene, such as your bike, helmet, and injuries at the time of the accident; and,
- Collect the contact information from any witnesses and write down anything they saw.
Seek medical care and treatment
After an accident, document your injuries and seek immediate medical care. This provides a record that you sought medical attention and will be important for your case. Many victims make the mistake of thinking they do not need a medical professional, only to realize their injuries were worse than they thought. Get yourself checked out as soon as possible to avoid any issues with your insurance claim.
Hire an experienced personal injury attorney
An experienced bicycle accident attorney will have a keen understanding of your case. This type of injury attorney will conduct an investigation to win the compensation you deserve. Many law firms begin with a free consultation to discuss your personal injury claim. That is why it is crucial to reach out to a bicycle accident attorney immediately following your accident.
Contact our team today
At Ginnis & Krathen, P.A., our experienced attorneys can increase your chances of winning your case. We will work tirelessly with you to ensure you receive your deserved compensation, and you will not pay anything unless we win for you. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
*This legislation is current as of October 28, 2020.