Have you been in a bicycle accident? If you’ve been struck and injured by an automobile or other vehicle, you stand to be compensated for whatever losses you’ve had to endure. The injury lawyers at Braithwaite Boyle can help.
A bicyclist who has been struck and injured by a motor vehicle must report the accident to the police. To do this, a bicycle accident victim should promptly obtain the names, addresses and phone numbers of the vehicle owner, driver and all witnesses. Additionally, they should obtain the at-fault vehicle registration number, license plate number, insurance company and the policy number.
Bicycle accident victims should immediately seek medical attention and are entitled to benefits under the at-fault’s vehicle insurance policy. These benefits include a percentage of lost income and accident-related medical expenses such as ambulance bills, prescriptions, physiotherapy, and chiropractic treatments.
It is important to only speak with the police and your own lawyer regarding how the accident occurred, or the nature of the injuries received. Bicycle accident victims should contact an injury lawyer before speaking with the insurance adjuster representing the vehicle at fault. Insurance adjusters will be eager to settle the claim quickly which is not usually in the best interest of the victim.
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