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Consider the facts before getting on your next bike ride.
Southern California traffic conditions pose a significant risk to cyclists as the number of automobiles per capita are among the highest in the nation. Getting into an accident as a cyclist is usually a matter of whenit will happen, and not if it will happen.
What should I do after getting injured in a bicycle accident?
The most critical thing to do is to immediately contact the police. As with any accident, filing a police report gets the record straight in a highly stressful moment where details may later become hazy. In hit-and-run scenarios, filing a police report significantly increases the chance of finding the person who hit you. Contacting these authorities is of the utmost importance.
Additionally, you should:
- Obtain driver and witness contact information
- Document the scene by taking down notes
- With your phone, take pictures and video of the scene and your injuries
What kind of injuries could come from a bicycle accident?
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Severe road rash
What should I expect to be covered in my settlement?
- Medical and hospital bills
- Prescription medication costs
- Property damage
- Lost pay from work
- Emotional trauma
Even if you are not at fault, your words can and will be twisted to manipulate your policy details. Your insurance company, or the other party’s insurance company, will attempt to withhold money that is rightfully yours.
At Sunset West Legal Group, we understand that every injury case is different. We have recovered millions for our clients by advising them on next steps, negotiating on their behalf with powerful insurance companies, and even representing clients in court in front of a jury. Your free consultation is the first step in letting us help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.