What To Do After a Bicycle Accident

Close up,Of,A,Bicycling,Helmet,Fallen,On,The,Asphalt,Next In many cases, bicycle accidents can cause catastrophic damages, including traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. They may even lead to death, as a bicycle affords no protection against a vehicle. Colorado allows you to recover three types of damages after a bicycle accident: economic, non-economic, and exemplary. Here’s what you should do in the event of a bicycle accident.

Steps to Take After a Bicycle Accident

Seek Medical Attention

If you are hit by a vehicle while riding your bicycle and you don’t believe your injuries are severe, you should still seek medical attention. If your injuries are severe, refrain from moving until first responders can check you over, as it may worsen your condition.

Even if you believe you are not hurt, visiting your doctor or the emergency room is vital as some injuries may not be visible or may manifest hours or days after a bicycle accident.

Furthermore, seeking medical attention and having a record of your injuries provides evidence that can be used when filing a claim.

Contact a Bicycle Accident Attorney

No matter the extent of your injuries after a bicycle accident, you should seek the help of an experienced bicycle accident attorney. Our understanding of insurance companies allows us to navigate filing a claim, reducing your stress.

Additionally, personal injury accidents such as bicycle accidents have deadlines. If you miss a deadline, you won’t be able to recover damages, including economic, non-economic, or exemplary damages.

Recovering Damages After a Bicycle Accident

When you work with a bicycle accident attorney, we can investigate your case and gather evidence. We must be able to prove the driver’s negligence caused the bicycle accident and, ultimately, your injuries. After proving negligence, you can recover damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, death-related expenses, and other damages and losses in a settlement or via litigation if the insurance company refuses a fair and reasonable settlement.

Contact Jeffress Law, PC, in Boulder, CO

Please speak with an attorney at Jeffress Law, PC; we can address your questions and concerns following a bicycle accident. Schedule a consultation by calling 303-993-8685 or texting 303-225-9101. Jeffress Law, PC serves Boulder, Fort Collins, Longmont, Loveland, and the surrounding areas in Colorado.


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