If you’ve been in a bicycle accident, especially if you were hit by a car, you know how devastating such an accident can be.
Your injuries can be long-term and permanent. Traumatic brain injuries, concussions, spinal cord injuries, friction burns, broken bones, internal hemorrhaging, lacerations from debris, and heavy blood loss are sadly prevalent. Tragically, many bike accidents are fatal. It’s common to hear automobile drivers say they “never saw” the bike.
What should I do after an auto accident?
First, look after your health: seek medical attention, then help others at the accident if you’re able.
Second, keep calm. Never accept blame at the scene. In fact, don’t provide details until after you’ve calmed down and are ready to talk to an investigator with an attorney by your side.
Third, be proactive. Contact your insurance provider. If possible, take pictures of the accident, pictures of injuries to you and loved ones, your bicycle, and pictures of the environment.
What do I need to know about compensation for a bicycle accident?
- Like any accident involving vehicles on wheels, the facts need to be examined.
- As with any personal injury case, obtaining just compensation depends on the proof of negligence on the part of the defendant.
How the Law Office of Ramiro Lopez Can Help
The Law Offices of Ramiro Lopez will help determine if the driver acted with reasonable care, if the driver breached the duty of acting with reasonable care by his or her actions, and whether the driver’s breach of duty directly resulted in your injuries. We understand local laws and utilize the resources necessary to investigate an accident. Our attorneys are experienced with working with insurance companies and hospitals on your behalf and are skilled in the art of negotiation when pursuing a case.
Contact the Law Office of Ramiro Lopez to set up a consultation. 512-326-5006