Getting into a bicycle accident can happen suddenly. You may get bumped from behind by a vehicle, passed by a car that gets too close and forces you off the road or could even be hit in a head-on collision. Drivers don’t always prepare for cyclists on the road, and that can make cycling dangerous.
After your accident, it’s important to remember that your injuries and needs should come first. If that means taking time in the hospital to recover or time at home to heal, then do that. However, you should know that your time to claim for your injuries is limited by law, so it’s important to start you claim as soon as possible.
The basics of all bike accident liability claims start by looking into who is to blame for the crash. If you’re hit when you’re in a bike lane or following the rules of the road and keeping up with traffic, then there is no reason you should be found to be at fault. What you will need to show is that the driver was being negligent when he or she struck you. For instance, if he or she was eating in the vehicle and was distracted, that might be enough to find him or her liable. The same might be true if he or she was texting at the time of the crash or if he or she ran a red light when you were moving across the street.
Our website has more information about bicycle accidents and what you can do to file a successful claim for compensation. You’re a victim, and you deserve to receive the compensation you need for your recovery.