A Brief Guide to Bicycle Accident Injury Settlement
Bicyclists often share the same roads with different vehicles. As a result, bikers are extremely susceptible to on-road accidents and injuries. If you are hit by a vehicle while riding your bicycle, there is a likelihood that your medical costs and other expenses related to the injury will be covered by the insurance policy of the at-fault driver. However, even if the driver was clearly responsible for the accident, the process of bicycle accident claim settlement can sometimes be quite confusing.
The details mentioned in this article are intended to help bicycle accident victims obtain the best possible settlement for their injuries.
Common Bicycle Accident Types
There can be many different types of bicycle accidents resulting from the negligence of a driver. Mentioned below are some of the most common types.
Common Injuries Resulting from Bicycle Accidents
A crash between a bicycle and a car usually causes extremely serious injuries to the cyclist. The consequences of such accidents can lead to fatality or cause a significant change to the cyclist’s life. Some of the most common bicycle accident injuries include:
Bicycle Accident Settlement
Just like any other claim for personal injury, your bike accident claim’s future will depend a great deal on evidence. In the cases of bicycle accident claims, insurance companies tend to offer a low settlement. This is true even when their client is clearly responsible for the accident. Insurance companies are smart enough to be able to twist the story in a way that will minimize the claim of the victim. However, it becomes difficult for them to twist the truth if the victim has adequate direct evidence such as images of the accident scene, as well as his or her injury, and a detailed medical report confirming those injuries.
Therefore, immediately after the accident, the victim should try to document as much accident related details as possible. After the accident, the victim should keep an account of how the injuries are affecting their quality of life and ability to work. This evidence can be extremely critical to the success of a bicycle accident lawsuit or claim.
Mentioned below is some other key evidence for receiving an acceptable claim.
During the first visit, the victims should hand over all the available evidence to the attorney.
Now, here are some factors that can very easily damage a claim for a bicycle accident. Victims must consciously avoid any of these acts.
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