People all over the world have recognized the health benefits and ecological benefits of riding a bicycle. Bicycles provide a way to exercise that is fun and practical, but like anything else, they have their dangers. Accidents are extremely dangerous for cyclists and can lead to serious injuries. While there are many things you can do to prevent them, it’s not possible to avoid accidents completely. When you are in an accident, the last thing you want to do is think about all of the different protocols you should be following. A knowledgeable bicycle accident lawyer can do the thinking for you.
Getting a bicycle accident attorney is not something you will likely want to think about while you’re recovering from an accident, but the best way to protect your rights is to get one. There are millions of ways accidents can occur, and no matter how many emergency maneuvers you learn, they happen. An experienced bike accident lawyer will know the kinds of questions that come up in court with insurance companies and bicycle companies and will know the early steps you can take that will help ensure you are compensated appropriately.
The first thing you can do to ensure your time in court will be easier is to seek medical attention. Seeking medical attention not only gives you the opportunity to be sure that you did not sustain any hidden injuries, but it also has the bonus of keeping a comprehensive record for you of information you may need when it’s time for court. Additionally, having a witness to any injuries surely can’t hurt.
You may be offered a settlement. In these cases, it is so important that you talk to an experienced bicycle injury lawyer. A large settlement can seem like enough money, but if you haven’t taken into account the severity of your injuries and the impact they will have on your daily routine, you could be making the wrong move. An experienced lawyer will be able to give you insight on whether you deserve more. This step is very closely related to seeking medical attention. If you don’t fully know the extent of your injuries, you don’t know what you may need in the future.
There are many ways that a bicycle accident could be caused by a manufacturer defect; among them are improper assembly, parts that break more easily than they should, poor design and improper welding. It is important not to get rid of your bicycle or to have it repaired before speaking with an experienced bike accident attorney. If the accident was caused by a manufacturer defect, it will make it much easier to prove if you have the physical bicycle in the condition it was in at the time of the accident.
You deserve to heal without worrying about the cost of your treatment, and no one wants to worry about medical expenses while they are recovering from an accident. The best way to ensure you and your loved ones are taken care of is to call the Patterson Firm at 770-422-8840.
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