Helping You Understand Your Rights Following A Bicycle Accident
Bicyclists are vulnerable to injuries on the road. As a bike rider, if a motorist hits your bike with his or her car, you may suffer serious injuries.
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 will fight to protect your rights and help get you the compensation you deserve.
Steps To Take Following A Bike Accident
Seek necessary medical attention as soon as possible following your bicycle accident. You need to treat any serious injuries you may have suffered. Seeing a medical provider also ensures there is proper documentation of any injuries you did have, in case you need to prove your injuries later during negotiations or civil litigation.
Take additional steps to help preserve the evidence for your personal injury claim:
- Take photographs: scrapes, cuts and bruises will heal and disappear with time.
- Collect witness information: Gather the phone numbers and addresses of any and all witnesses at the scene.
- Write down facts: As time passes, it can be easy to forget important details associated with your accident, so your notes will preser.
- 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. Avoid speaking to the at-fault driver's insurance company until you have had the chance to consult with a lawyer who can advise you and advocate for you. 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
Bike safety is certainly important, but there may be little you can do to stop an inattentive driver from injuring you. In such situations, 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.