Are you wondering what steps to take after a bicycle accident to maximize your compensation? Watch this video to learn more.
What should I do after being injured in a bicycle accident?
I was meeting with a client who was injured in a serious bicycle accident and, fortunately, she did everything right. If you’re injured in a bicycle accident case, it’s important that you do everything right, too. The first thing that you should do if you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident case is to make sure law enforcement is called. Make sure that they arrive at the scene, assess fault, and document any evidence at the scene. The next thing that you should do is make sure that you get the contact information for any independent third-party witnesses. Often in bicycle accident cases, the drivers of cars deny that they’re at fault. they claim that the bicycle shot out in front of them and that they had no opportunity to avoid it. Often, it is the testimony of these independent third-party witnesses that make our client’s case a success when liability is disputed.
The next thing that you should do is seek immediate medical care. Don’t try to tough your injuries out, because the insurance companies will use any gaps in treatment against you to claim that your injuries are not the result of your accident. The next thing that you should do is document any injuries. If you have cuts or bruises, make sure that those visible injuries are documented to help us prove your case.
The next thing that you should do is hire an experienced board certified civil trial attorney who specializes in personal injury law. Don’t talk to the insurance companies first because insurance adjusters are trained to ask you questions designed to minimize any payout they owe you for your injury.
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