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What to Do After a Bike Accident

You were riding a bike and got into a collision with a motor vehicle—if you’re like most people, you probably don’t know what to do after a bike accident. When you’ve been seriously injured, you may want to seek compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company.

Below are the most important steps to filing a personal injury claim and getting paid for all the losses you’ve suffered in a bike wreck you weren’t responsible for.

Seek Immediate Medical Attention

After any accident, you should seek medical attention to ensure that your injuries are properly treated and not life-threatening.

You should also make sure your medical records are kept carefully and that your doctor knows your injuries were caused by a bike accident. These medical records will be imperative to proving your injuries in your injury claim.

Document Everything You Can

In addition to documenting all medical care and related expenses, you should try to gather all the evidence of the accident that you possibly can. Here are some types of proof that can help your attorney win your case:

  • Police and accident reports
  • Accident scene photos and videos
  • Photos of your injuries
  • Witness statements
  • A detailed list of your damages

Contact a Lawyer

Your first instinct may be to contact the at-fault driver’s insurance company, but you may want to contact a lawyer first. You can certainly speak with the insurance companies on your own, but it may be in your best interest not to. Your attorney can speak with the insurer on your behalf and negotiate the best settlement possible.

You want to get the money you need to pay for your losses, such as medical bills, missed wages, and your pain and suffering damages. Working with a bike crash lawyer is often the best way to reach that goal.

Help from a San Diego Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Now you know what to do after a bike accident. If you’ve been seriously injured in a bicycle crash, don’t delay filing a claim. You only have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim against the person who injured you, and you will need compensation to pay for your damages.

The Kindley Firm, APC, is ready to discuss your bicycle accident with you during a free case review. We will examine the specifics of your case, let you know what kinds of damages you can expect to receive, and form a plan of attack. Call us at 619-550-1313 or fill out the form below to get in touch.



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