We have often covered cases in which a bicyclist was hit by a vehicle and suffered injuries. While it is often fairly obvious who should be listed as a defendant in the personal injury case, that isn’t the case when the accident is a hit and run accident. Our California readers might like to know how cases like that are handled.
It is sometimes possible for a bicyclist to file a claim with his or her own auto policy in a hit-and-run accident. These cases are usually handled as an uninsured/underinsured motorist claim. They can also be handled under a personal injury clause. In some cases, you might be able to file the claim under another person in your home’s policy. We can help you to decide how to handle your claim if you were injured in a hit-and-run accident.
The hard truth of the matter is that when you place a car against a bicyclist, the result usually isn’t good. The car might not have much damage, but the bicyclist has likely suffered serious injuries. That means that the bicyclist would have to seek medical care. That costs money. On top of that, the bicyclist might have to miss work, which means a loss of income unless that person has paid leave time available. All told, a car versus bicycle accident can be financially devastating.
No matter what your injuries, we can help you to decide how to proceed. If you lost a loved one in a hit-and-run car versus bicycle accident, we can help you to decide on a course of action. You don’t have to face your case alone.