Before anything else, be sure to mitigate your injuries by seeking professional medical help right away. Even if you do not think professional medical help is necessary, it is extremely important to see a doctor anyway. Be sure to follow all of your doctor’s orders and do everything possible to avoid further injuring yourself after your accident.
If you are involved in a bike accident, the first thing you want to do is be sure that you recognize the liable party. Use the information above to determine who is at fault. In all bicycle accident lawsuits, there must be a clear indication that another party’s actions at least someone resulted in the cyclist’s injuries. Determining liability can be difficult, so it is beneficial to hire a personal injury attorney.
You will need an experienced bicycle accident lawyer, such as the attorneys at TorHoerman Law, to help you put together a strong bicycle accident lawsuit.
A bicycle accident lawsuit is handled like any personal injury lawsuit, so review our steps in the civil lawsuit guide to familiarize yourself with the personal injury lawsuit process.
Next, you will want to calculate any damages that you incurred as a result of your accident. Use our damages guide to help you calculate any possible damages you may want to demand. Common damages in a bicycle accident lawsuit include property damage, costs of medical bills, costs of suffering, and lost wages. Because of the nature of bicycle accident lawsuits, many victims demand both compensatory damages and punitive damages for their injuries. Once you have calculated your damages your bicycle accident attorney will be able to tell you the amount of compensation you should expect in your bicycle accident lawsuit.
As soon as possible following the accident, you should begin to collect evidence to support your bicycle accident lawsuit claims. It is preferable that you begin collecting at least some evidence, such as photos and incident reports, on the scene of the incident. Use our evidence guide to help you in the process of collecting all applicable evidence for your case.
In the unfortunate event that you are representing a loved one who has died as a result of a bicycle accident, you may need to speak with a wrongful death attorney who is experienced in handling bicycle accident lawsuits.