Were you or a loved one injured in a bicycle accident? Read these 4 bicycle accident questions, then give our office in Stillwater a call for a free review.
1. What mistakes should I avoid after a bicycle accident?
The mistakes that I have seen my past clients who are involved in bicycle injury cases make are pretty avoidable. The first one is they don’t seek medical treatment early enough or if they do seek it, they don’t follow the recommendation of the doctor. What that means is they have less chance of getting symptom-free in a timely fashion, or it makes the insurance company believe they weren’t really hurt that badly or else they would’ve done what the doctor told them to do. We don’t know as much as a doctor knows about our health, so it’s important we follow their advice. The second thing is you need to hire a lawyer that has experience in these types of cases for a couple of reasons. First, they take the responsibility of dealing with the insurance company completely. You don’t have to worry about it. You don’t have to worry about missing the adjuster’s phone call because you’re working, in class, or out with your family; that’s what the lawyers do. They make sure that you know everything you need to know about your case, there’s no surprises. They prepare you for everything.
Take the guesswork out of it. Make an informed decision by having good information. You have good information when you have a lawyer who takes care of your case for you and does a good job of investigating it.
2. What damages are available to be in a bicycle accident?
If you’re injured in a bicycle injury case, your injuries and the damages you receive are as follows:
• past and future medical bills
• past and future pain and suffering
• compensation for any permanent disability or permanent impairment you may have.
If you cannot do the same things you did before, or enjoy your hobbies, or enjoy your family, you can receive compensation for those. You can receive lost wages if you’re unable to work for a period of time or if you have to take time off to go to the doctor. What I would suggest to you is to get to a lawyer as soon as you can, and hire one that can give you all the information you need to make a good decision. A lot of times, people try to settle their cases quickly without knowing all the things they’re able to recover for.
3. How do I choose the best attorney for my bicycle accident claim?
If you’re involved in a bicycle wreck, you need to hire a lawyer as soon as you can. The question is, how does one select a competent attorney or lawyer for their bicycle case? You need to find an attorney that has experience in this area. You need to search for that type of person. You need to find an attorney who will get you to the medical care provider you need to become healthy and will get you to a specialist if you need to. You need to find an attorney that will fight for you. You need to find an attorney that understands your situation and how difficult it is to be injured and still try to maintain your lifestyle. I think the most critical thing you have to do is find the lawyer you feel comfortable with. Find the lawyer that understands you, and that you feel confident with. You don’t want a lawyer who will take your case and refer it to a young associate and you never see the lawyer you felt safe with again.
4. Does my auto insurance protect me in case of a bike accident?
If you’re in a bicycle injury wreck and you believe that you may be responsible for a portion of the wreck, you can still receive compensation. As long as you’re no more than 50% responsible, you can receive compensation. What we do in our firm is we do a focus group on these types of cases, and we let the focus group members look at the facts and circumstances, and they can help give us an idea of who is responsible and what percentage they’re responsible.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured while out on a bike ride and have questions? After checking out these 4 bicycle accident questions, contact a Stillwater bicycle accident lawyer at Murray Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.
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