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Bicycle Accident Lawyer

When you’re involved in a bicycle accident, you might automatically assume everything is going to work out, but it’s not always that easy. You’ll have to care for your injuries, get your bike repaired, and seek compensation. These things can take some time, and they’ll also take some money. If you’re worried about how to get it all done, you should speak with an attorney. The following are some common questions about bicycle accidents you should have your attorney answer.

Do I Have a Case?

There’s always a chance you may not have a case. Many bicycle accidents are the fault of a driver or another citizen who was negligent in some way, but there’s also a possibility the accident was your own fault. Your lawyer may look at a few things to help determine whether you have a case.

  1. Was someone negligent? A negligent action might have been running a red light, opening a door without looking for bicyclists, or turning illegally. It could also include a government entity that didn’t repair a road or clean up a fallen tree.
  2. Did negligence cause your accident? There are a lot of negligent people in the world, but you won’t have a case if the negligence wasn’t the direct cause of your accident.
  3. Is your injury a direct result of the accident? If you already had a broken elbow at the time of your accident, you won’t be able to sue for that injury. If you were in perfect health and now have a multitude of injuries, you would probably have a case.
  4. Are there damages to seek? Damages might include property damage, medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and a variety of other damages you’ve suffered because of your injuries.

What Evidence Should I Collect?

Your lawyer often helps you collect evidence, but he or she probably wasn’t there at the scene of the accident, so that may fall on you. After your accident, take pictures of the situation. Include some general views and also get specific with bicycle damage and your injuries. Collect the names and phone numbers of any witnesses. Your lawyer can help you understand what types of evidence are necessary to your case.

Get the Answers You’re Looking For

After a bicycle accident, you’ll probably have a lot of questions. Contact an attorney, like a bike accident attorney from Barry P. Goldberg, auto accident attorney, today to get the answers you’re looking for.