Steps to Take after a Bicycle Accident  

Steps to Take after a Bicycle Accident  

Steps to Take after a Bicycle Accident  

If a motorist causes you to be injured while you’re on your bike, the extent of your injuries can be immense – even if the accident is relatively minor. Because you have nothing other than your bike helmet to protect you from the impact generated by the accident, you are exceptionally vulnerable to serious injuries and extensive loss. While no two bike accidents are ever exactly alike, there are several steps that every bike accident victim should take to help ensure the best possible outcome. One of the primary steps that you should take as early in the process as possible is consulting with an experienced Illinois bicycle accident attorney

Don’t Ignore Your Physical Injuries

Some very serious injuries can be quite slow to call attention to themselves, and the shock and adrenaline rush you experience as a result of being thrown from your bike in the course of a violent accident can mask considerable pain. Even if you don’t think you were seriously injured in the bike accident in question, it’s important to be checked out by a doctor as soon as you’re able to do so. Your health and well-being are simply too important to ignore, and waiting to obtain the treatment you need leaves you vulnerable to complications.  

Follow Your Doctor’s Instructions

It’s not enough to obtain the medical care and attention of medical professionals after a bike accident, you need to carefully follow your medical team’s instructions and advice to help ensure that you reach your fullest recovery. By doing so, you also send an important message to the insurance company handling your claim that your injuries are just as serious as you say they are. 

Obtain the Legal Guidance that You Need

You’ve been injured by a motorist’s negligence and are about as vulnerable as you can be, which leaves you at an immense disadvantage when it comes to obtaining just compensation that covers your complete physical, financial, and emotional losses. A dedicated bicycle accident attorney can help in all of the following important ways:

  • Gathering the evidence necessary to build your strongest claim
  • Identifying the driver’s negligence, which can include distraction, impairment, exhaustion, excess speed, aggression, or any other unsafe driving practice
  • Skillfully negotiating with the insurance company for just compensation
  • Preparing for court (in the event the insurance company refuses to negotiate in good faith)

Leave the Insurance Company to Your Skilled Bike Accident Attorney

Once you have a seasoned bike accident attorney on your side, you can leave the insurance company to him or her. The fact is that the at-fault driver’s car insurance provider will almost certainly be getting in touch with you soon after the bike accident that leaves you injured, but you are not required to make a statement, and you are better off allowing your attorney to do your talking for you.

Discuss Your Claim with an Experienced Illinois Bicycle Accident Attorney Today

The trusted Illinois bicycle accident attorneys at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., care about you and your claim and have the experience, legal insight, and skill to help. For more information, please don’t wait to contact us today.

If you have been injured in a personal injury or work-related accident, do not hesitate to contact our office at (312) 332-5400

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