Bicycle Accidents: What You Need to Know After an Injury
If a cyclist is struck by a motor vehicle and injured, is it possible to receive compensation? The short answer is yes. In California, however, compensation is based on fault. Therefore, you will want to know the tips in this article for maximizing your settlement from the insurance company.
- Get a copy of the accident report – This is especially important if the report reveals that the driver was distracted or was breaking a traffic law when the accident occurred.
- Never admit guilt – Don’t apologize to anyone or admit to having done anything wrong. Hire a personal injury attorney and let your attorney handle all of the communication with the insurance company or anyone else who wants to discuss the accident.
- Gather your medical bills – You need to prove you experienced losses. Medical bills are the most obvious and tangible loss. Don’t forget to track missed workdays or sick days you had to use as a result of the injuries.
- You will want an attorney – Don’t let anyone convince you it is too expensive. The real expense is in accepting whatever the insurance company gives you instead of what you should really receive. Plus, an attorney can help ensure you receive partial compensation even if the accident was partly your fault.
Cycling Injury Attorneys in Southern California
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident in the San Diego area, contact Petrov Law Firm. Our experienced attorneys can help you to deal with the insurance company so that you get what you really deserve. Call 619.344.0360 today to learn more.