What Should You Do After A Bicycle Accident?
Jan 12, 2021
Cycling is a hobby shared by many Texans. Whether you ride for exercise, fun or transportation, cycling can also be dangerous. Bicycles share the roads with cars, pickup trucks and commercial trucks. Bicycles are also vastly lighter than motor vehicles, so a collision between a motor vehicle and a bicycle can result in catastrophic injuries.
If you were injured in a bicycle accident as a result of negligence by the driver of a motor vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation. Taking the following steps after the collision may help you obtain just compensation.
- Take photographs and video of the scene of the accident, including the bicycle, the other vehicles involved, their drivers, any debris on the road and anything else that seems pertinent to the accident.
- Call the police, so that they can come to the scene, investigate its cause, and assign responsibility. The investigating officer’s conclusions can go a long way to help you obtain just compensation.
- Seek medical attention, even if it seems like no severe damage was done. The true extent of injuries might not be apparent until hours or days after the accident. Take pictures of bruises and other external injuries and keep notes on all symptoms and pain.
- If the insurance company for the at-fault party calls you, they will likely want to know information about your injuries and they may offer you some quick money up front in exchange for a release. Do not fall for this offer. Insurance companies will often try to settle with accident victims before they hire a lawyer, so as to pay as little as possible. Do not speak to the at-fault party’s insurance carrier about your injuries. Instead, call an experienced personal injury lawyer.
If you were injured in a bicycle accident, call The de la Garza Law Group at 713-784-1010 or toll free at 844-784-1010. A lawyer with experience in catastrophic bicycle accidents can make all the difference. Mario de la Garza has the experience to help. He previously secured a $3,250,000.00 settlement for the family of a bicyclist who died as a result of injuries he suffered in a truck-bicycle collision. Learn more at, https://dlgtriallaw.com/results/.