Bicycle Accidents Can Become Personal Injury Cases

Bicycle Accidents Can Become Personal Injury Cases

Law Offices of Steven Zwick Oct. 12, 2019

A car accident victim knows where to go. There are personal injury attorney commercials all over TV and the radio, videos all over the internet. You can probably think of a phone number or the name of a personal injury lawyer without even looking one up. But what about bicycle accidents? Do you know how to react, where to go, what to do when one of these occur? Do you know what to do when you get hurt?

How to Deal with Bicycle Accidents

There are about 6 million automobile accidents in the U.S. every single year. There are only 365 days every year, so that means many, many car accidents happen every day. But bicycle accidents happen more often than people think as well. Car accident attorneys often deal with bicycle accidents, too. You can always call a personal injury attorney to obtain legal advice and ask questions about what you need to do next.

If you’re involved in a bicycle accident and another vehicle is involved, get all the information you can. Write down the make and model of the car or bike that is also involved in the accident. Write down the name of the person driving the car or bicycle. Get their insurance information, if any is available, and their contact information. You may not be able to obtain all this information. That’s okay. Simply write down everything you can, and write out a description of the accident. If you have suffered an injury due to a bicycle accident, seek out medical attention as needed. Keep records of all the medical help you receive as a result of the accident. Always collect as much information as you can, and get copies of paperwork, because you may need this for a personal injury case.

Finding Personal Injury Lawyers

Insurance and personal injury lawyers are very easy to find. Personal injury law is one of the most common types of law that is studied and practiced, so you will likely have a great many options when it comes to choosing a personal injury law firm. When you need an attorney, you can easily use the internet to find one immediately. Simply search for a “personal injury lawyer near me.” This will yield many results. If you’ve been hurt in an accident, it’s a good idea to begin communicating with a lawyer as soon as possible. They can provide you with expert advice on what to do, where to go, and how to proceed.

Bicycle accidents happen more than people think, and they can cause serious injury. When you suffer from personal injury, it’s a good idea to contact a lawyer, keep records, and start taking steps to get the treatment you need as soon as possible.

You may be a little rattled after being in an accident, particularly if you have been injured. If you do a lot of biking or driving, or both, look for a personal injury lawyer now. Write out their contact information and keep it in your purse or wallet. Keep it with you, along with a short list of instructions of what to do when you’re in bicycle accidents. This list may say “call lawyer, go to urgent care clinic, etc.” This way, you’ll know what to do even if you’re feeling a little out of it due to an accident or injury.