When you are riding your bike through a Phoenix neighborhood, you should be able to do so safely. Since you are obeying all traffic laws, you figure your ride will be pleasant. However, many motorists take a dim view of bicyclists and fail to be courteous when sharing the road. As a result, many bicyclists are struck by motor vehicles and suffer serious injuries. If you have been involved in an accident while riding your bicycle, here is how a personal injury lawyer can be of assistance.
Gathering and Analyzing Evidence
When these accidents take place, it is always crucial for the bicyclist to have as much evidence as possible to support their version of the accident. In many cases, this will include a police report. Since this can be a crucial piece of evidence for a personal injury lawsuit, always make sure you obtain a copy and provide it to your lawyer as quickly as possible.
When you have a bicycle accident involving a motorist, you will suffer serious injuries, miss significant time from your job, have a bicycle that is damaged or destroyed, and of course endure physical and emotional pain and suffering that may last for weeks, months, or longer. By working with an experienced personal injury attorney, you will be able to seek recovery of these and other damages. As a result, you can sue for the costs associated with medical bills, lost wages from being unable to work, repair or replacement costs for your bicycle, and for pain and suffering.
Sound Legal Advice
When you are involved in such an accident, you will need sound legal advice each step of the way. From making sure you do not say anything that implies the accident was your fault to ensuring you do not jump at the first settlement offer from an insurance company, these and other matters will require you work closely with and listen to the advice of your experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney.
To discuss your accident in greater detail, schedule your consultation immediately with personal injury attorneys at Gary Phillips Accident Law.