Catastrophic Bicycle Accidents
Unfortunately, it’s very rare that a bicycle accident does not result in some sort injury. Serious injury can even occur in even what may seem to be a minor accident or “fender-bender”. If a bicycle is struck, it goes down and the cyclist is thrown to the ground. Nearly every case will give you need for a bicycle accident lawyer.
If you have been a victim of a bicycle accident, after you have received medical attention, contact a bike accident attorney immediately. Poder Legal has a bilingual bicycle accident lawyer available for you to contact day or night, 24/7. Call Today: 800-977-0150
Poder Legal has a 99% success rate in getting our clients just and fair compensation.
The best interests of the insurance company are not always the same as your best interests. It is illegal for a non-attorney, such as an insurance adjuster, to provide you with legal advice and very often an insurance company employee will provide poor advice. After any accident with injuries, you should speak to a personal injury lawyer, and in this case, a bicycle accident lawyer, to get accurate and experienced legal advice regarding your case and your rights.
Dealing with your insurance company can be difficult if you’re not familiar with all of your rights and are not sure about the legal workings and “mumbo-jumbo” of the insurance claim process. Once we take your case, a bicycle accident lawyer will begin putting together the requisite information and instruct the insurance company to direct all correspondence to our office. We will do everything we can to lessen your stress so you may focus on getting healthy again, both physically and mentally.
Your bike accident attorney at Poder Legal will work to get all of your current and future medical costs recovered. You also may be eligible for ‘general damages’ for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional/mental distress, and inconvenience caused by the injuries. In some cases, there may be additional ‘punitive damages’, which are intended to punish the person at fault when their actions were reckless and/or intentional.
If you are in a bicycle accident, please do the following:
- Immediately get medical attention for yourself and ensure anyone else injured in the bicycle accident receives medical attention. Sometimes after an accident a state of shock can keep a victim from recognizing pain for quite a while. It is important for anyone involved to receive proper medical attention.
- Detail a complete record from the scene of the bicycle accident. Obtain the contact and insurance information from anyone else involved in the accident and the names and contact info for any witnesses. Use a camera or smartphone to visually document the scene of the bicycle accident. Document damage to the bicycle and/or other vehicles, positions of all vehicles, skid marks, and anything else that may be useful to your legal team.
- Get your hands on a copy of the police report and/or the accident report. It’s important for your bicycle accident lawyer to have as much information as possible to ensure they can defend your rights. These reports are helpful in reconstructing the circumstances of the bicycle accident as well as potentially establishing responsibility.
- Please do not claim responsibility for the bicycle accident Regardless of the circumstances. Even if you feel the accident is your fault and feel emotional about it, DO NOT claim responsibility for the accident. Very often there are factors that contributed to the accident you may not aware of. It’s crucial that you contact a bike accident attorney before making any statements of blame or responsibility. If new information comes to light after the bicycle accident that shows it was not your fault, previous statements can be held against you and cause difficulties.