Steps to take in the Aftermath of a Bicycle Accident Injury
Many people rely on alternative forms of transportation such as bicycling to get around town. The reasons for this vary widely but regardless of why people rely on bicycles to get around, they are at a high risk to be involved in accidents with motor vehicles. These accidents with motor vehicles have the potential to cause incredibly severe injuries that can drastically alter the course of a person’s life. When it comes to what someone can do to deal with the severe damages caused by these accidents, there can be a great deal of confusion. The aftermath of a bicycle accident can be an especially stressful time but what you do in this time can determine how successful a potential bicycle accident claim can be in addition to its value.
Seeking Compensation for Bicycle Accident Injuries
In the event that a bicycle accident is caused by the negligence of a liable party, a bicycle accident victim may be able to seek compensation for the injuries they suffered as a result. Bicycle accident injury claims can recover settlements that pay for things such as medical bills, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering. A claimant in a bicycle accident claim is tasked with being able to prove the damages that they have sustained as well as the negligence of whichever party or parties are liable.
Handling a bicycle accident claim can come with its fair share of complexities that a claimant may not be able to handle on their own. The task of assembling a claim and effectively negotiating a settlement can be made especially difficult when a claimant is still recovering from an accident injury. Consider speaking to Eberst Law about your bicycle accident claim and how our firm can provide expert assistance in getting you the compensation you need. To contact Eberst Law either call our Gainesville office at 352-269-0017 or contact us online.
Five Steps to Take in Your Bicycle Accident Aftermath
Seek Medical Aid
Your first priority after being involved in a collision with a motor vehicle while riding a bicycle should be your health. It is imperative that you seek medical attention as soon as possible from a proper physician. In many cases, the injuries that are sustained because of a bicycle accident are significant enough to warrant an ambulance which will see to you getting prompt medical assistance. However, there are times when a bicycle accident can inflict injuries like concussions that might not be so obvious and symptoms might not appear immediately so it is a good idea to be checked out by a doctor regardless of how you feel. Getting medical help immediately is also good for a claim since it documents injuries as soon as possible.
Report the Accident
Your bicycle accident needs to be reported as soon as possible so that there can be an official record on it occurring. Calling the police to the scene of a severe bicycle accident is a great way to have the event reported and recorded. Police reports are an excellent and credible form of record that can help your claim.
Get the Driver’s Information
When you are involved in a collision with a motor vehicle, it is important that you exchange all relevant information with all drivers involved. This is essential for the claims process and so that all parties have the necessary information regarding identity, insurance, contact information, etc. for when they report the accident to their insurance company. It is important not to withhold necessary information but remember that you only have to share the essentials and nothing more.
If possible, try to gather as much information at the accident site as possible. If you are severely hurt then prioritize your health and seek assistance or if someone else is hurt, then focus on helping them once you’re sure you’re ok. However, should you be able to, then try to take a picture or video of the accident scene. Another useful thing you can do is get the information of any witnesses to your accident.
Consider Eberst Law as Your Bicycle Accident Injury Attorney
Bicycle accidents are a serious matter that deserves and often needs compensation from those that are liable. Negligent parties can be held responsible, and bicycle accident victims have a right to take legal action against them because of their injuries.
With a bicycle accident injury claim, you can ensure that your damages are compensated and that the mistakes that lead to your injury will be much less likely to happen again and injure someone else.
With the personal injury lawyers of Eberst Law at your side, your case will have the utmost attention as your accident is investigated, settlements are negotiated, and compensation secured with clear communication to you while you focus on recovery.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident or bicycle accident in the Stuart or Gainesville area, contact the experienced personal injury team at The Eberst Law Firm. We are ready to handle your case. And there are no fees unless we recover for your injuries. You can contact us online or call us at 772-225-4900.
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