Helping You Understand Your Rights Following A Bicycle Accident

As a bike rider, you always need to remember that you are one of the most vulnerable individuals on the road. After all, you have little chance of coming out on top if a motorist hits your bike with his or her car.

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident caused by a negligent or inattentive driver, you need a skilled legal advocate in your corner. At Averbeck, Hammer & Slavin, S.C., our team of attorneys and legal professionals will fight to protect your rights and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Steps To Take Following A Bike Accident

As with any personal injury, you need to seek necessary medical attention as soon as possible following your bicycle accident. Not only is this needed to treat any severe injuries you may have suffered, but it also allows for proper medical documentation in case you need to prove your injuries later during negotiations or civil litigation.

There are also some additional steps you can take that may help your personal injury claim, including:

  • Take photographs: It is crucial to take photos of your injuries as soon as possible, especially since scrapes, cuts and bruises will heal and disappear with time.
  • Collect witness information: Gather the phone numbers and addresses of any and all witnesses before they leave the scene.
  • Write down the facts: As time passes, it can be easy to forget important details associated with your accident, so it is vital to write these facts down as soon as possible.
  • File a police report: It is important to get your account of the bike crash incorporated into an official police report. You also need to make sure you get a copy of this report.

Lastly, you need to consult with an experienced lawyer. Once you have Averbeck, Hammer & Slavin, S.C., on your side, you can focus on getting better while we deal with the paperwork and negotiations with the insurance company.

Do Not Delay, Contact Us Today

While bike safety is certainly important, there is little you can do when an inattentive driver crashes into you. In such situations, you need to contact Averbeck, Hammer & Slavin, S.C., to learn what your rights and options may be. We even offer FREE initial consultations in personal injury cases. You can reach us online or by calling 920-923-2220.

We serve clients throughout Fond du Lac County as well as those living in Dodge and Washington counties, and the surrounding Wisconsin areas.