Did an automobile hit you while you were riding your bike? Were you involved in a bike crash that was somebody else's fault? The Kishish Law Group can help. Contact one of our experienced bicycle accident lawyers today for a free and confidential case evaluation. Call us toll free at 1 (888) 402-5552 or fill out our contact form to get in touch with us.
Bicycles are the second most dangerous way to get around in the United States, after motorcycles. Even though bicycle trips are only 1% of the total trips in the United States, cyclists are more likely to be injured or killed in a crash than motorists. According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 1,000 cyclists were killed and over 450,000 injuries occurred in bicycle crashes in 2015. Cycling injuries may actually be underreported, due to cyclists not seeking medical attention after a crash.
We want to help you get back on your feet—and back on your bike—after your crash. Filing a personal injury lawsuit can help you recover costs of medical bills and other suffering you may have after a bicycle accident. The experienced bicycle accident lawyers at the Kishish Law Group can guide you through the legal process, help you make your case, and fight for the compensation that you deserve. Filing a lawsuit can let insurance companies and other drivers know that cyclists get to share the road, too.
What should I do after I've been in a bike crash?
Seek medical attention. Even though your injuries may appear slight, it is important to see a doctor to fully assess your condition after a bike accident. Additionally, getting medical documentation will help build your case and establish which injuries were the direct result of your crash.
If you or another at the site of the accident are able, it may help to collect some basic information about the accident after it occurs. Get information about the other people involved in the accident, take pictures, and talk to people that might have seen the accident happen. All of these things can help establish fault in a personal injury lawsuit, should you choose to file one.
When should I call a lawyer after a bicycle accident?
As soon as you are able. There are three main reasons to contact a personal injury lawyer after you've been in a bike accident:
- Insurance companies may try to get you to settle your case for less than it is worth. Don't talk to another party's insurance company until you've spoken with a lawyer. An experienced bike accident lawyer can help you get the compensation that you deserve.
- Personal injury cases are easier to build right after an accident. Evidence that establishes fault either way can be difficult to collect if a long time has passed since the accident. Evidence of the other party's negligence and evidence of your harm are important to determine whether and how much you'll be compensated.
- Contacting a lawyer early preserves your right to go to trial. Statutes of limitations on personal injury cases range from 1–3 years in most states. As out-of-court negotiations can take a long time to resolve, getting in touch with a lawyer early makes sure that if you cannot reach a settlement, you can still go to trial.
How much is my bike accident case worth?
It depends on your individual situation and your state's negligence laws. A personal injury case depends on what degree of fault is attributed to the defendant, your injuries, and how you respond to your injuries. In some states, the degree to which you were at fault for your accident may reduce the size of your award. In a few states, you may even have a case if you bore the majority of the fault for your accident. An experienced lawyer can walk you through your case and may help you estimate how much money you may recover through a personal injury case.
Do I have a bike accident lawsuit?
The lawyers at the Kishish Law Group can help you determine whether you can and whether you should file a lawsuit following your injury. Our qualified team will assess your case and find the right legal path for you. If you were injured or a loved one was killed or injured following a bicycle crash, we want to help you today. Call us toll free at 1 (888) 402-5552 or fill out our contact form for your free and confidential case evaluation.
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