Tips to File Bicycle Accident Claim

Getting hit by a vehicle while you are on a bicycle can be disturbing and can affect you physically, mentally, and financially. Filing a claim against the at-fault party can be challenging and crucial. In situations like this, seeking assistance from experts of Sullivan & Galleshaw can get you the maximum out of the compensation. In this blog, you will learn how to file a bicycle accident claim.

  1. Seek medical attention

If you are struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle, the very first thing you should do is step aside from the accident scene and check for injuries or any kind of pain in your joints. If you are feeling dizzy or you find your injuries severe, seek medical attention immediately, and if you think that your injuries are not that severe, then stay at the accident scene and call 911 and give them your location.

  1. Gather evidence

After notifying the cops, start collecting every piece of evidence you can find. Start by taking photos of your injuries, your property damage, the at-fault party, their vehicle, number plate, license number, and their insurance company details. Look around for eyewitnesses who are willing to give their statements and CCTV cameras. Notify your insurance company about the accident.

  1. File a report

As the cops arrive, file an accident report against the at-fault driver and give all the evidence you have collected. Also, make sure that you take a photo of the report number you have filed so that you can take a copy of the police report; this will help you with your insurance claim.

  1. Hire an attorney

Facing the legal procedure after a bicycle accident can be challenging. It is recommended to hire a bicycle accident attorney who has a good track record and good experience with your type of cases. An attorney will explain all the legal issues and procedures to you, discuss all the strategies he/she prepared for your case, file a claim with your insurance company, and negotiate on your behalf to get you the maximum amount from the compensation.

  1. Deal with your insurance company.

When it comes to dealing with your insurance company, bring your lawyer along with you and let him/her do the talking. Your insurance company will try their best to convince you with the minimum amount from your compensation. Let your attorney negotiate on your behalf, do not agree or sign any document without your attorney’s consultation, and provide all the evidence you have to your company for calculating an accurate amount for your damage.

Contact your bicycle accident attorney today!

If you are struck by a vehicle and want to file a claim for your damages and medical bills, consider consulting with your bicycle accident lawyer.