In this article, our experienced Pittsburgh personal injury attorney answers some of the most frequently asked bicycle accident questions that we hear on a regular basis. If you would like to arrange a free consultation with our lawyers to discuss your case, please contact our office today. We are here to help.
Frequently Asked Bicycle Accident Questions | What Should I Do After a Bike Accident?
There are some differences between a car accident and an accident involving a bike rider. First of all, a bike doesn’t have all of the protections that a car offers its occupants, so a bicycle rider involved in an accident tends to suffer more serious and severe injuries. Also, there is a prejudice out there that the bicycle rider must somehow be to blame. Even in a city like Pittsburgh, where bike riding has become so prevalent and where the city is going out of its way to try to make bicycle riding safer, there’s this misunderstanding that bicycle riders don’t have the same rights to the road that a car driver does. For this reason, it’s important that, if you’re injured in a bicycle accident, you find a lawyer who understands those differences and who knows how to represent a bicycle rider who’s been injured. That lawyer will know how to gather the evidence and how to assist you in your claim so that you make the best recovery possible.
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Frequently Asked Bicycle Accident Questions | What Mistakes Should I Avoid Making?
I think that people injured in bike accidents sometimes make mistakes. First, they think that they are to blame or partially to blame for the accident. I think they also minimize their injuries or don’t follow up and get the medical care that they need. If you’re injured in a bike accident, there are two things that you need to do. One, you need to seek medical care, follow up with the doctor, and do everything you can to recover from your injuries. Two, it’s also important that you contact an experienced trial lawyer who knows how to investigate your case and who would be willing to try your case if necessary.
Frequently Asked Bicycle Accident Questions | What if a Pothole Caused My Accident?
A bicycle rider who’s injured not because of a collision with a vehicle, but because of some dangerous condition of the roadway, may also have a claim. In those cases, it’s important to contact a lawyer who understands those liability claims and knows how to investigate the potential defect of the road or other condition that caused your accident.
Do not waste time wondering if you have an accident claim following a bike crash. Get the medical help you need and contact the Pittsburgh bicycle accident attorneys at Accident & Injury Law Group. We will take it from there.