Have you or a loved one been injured while riding a bike? Check out these 3 bicycle accident tips for guidance, then contact our San Antonio lawyers today.
Hit and Run Bicycle Accident
One of the scary things about riding a bicycle here in Texas is the chance of a hit-and-run. If you are involved in a bicycle accident with a hit-and-run driver, you still can be helped. Number one, maybe somebody witnessed it. Maybe somebody got a license plate.
These days there are cameras everywhere, depending on what road you were on. You need an experienced bicycle accident lawyer, who knows how to uncover every avenue to identify that hit-and-run driver, so that you can get c you deserve for going to the hospital, suffering those injuries, and suffering them long into the future.
Mistakes to Avoid After a Bicycle Accident
If you’re out riding your bike and some person in an automobile is not paying attention, runs up on you, pushes you over, knocks you off the road, you’ve got real problems. You’ve probably been to the hospital. You need to take action.
You need an experienced bicycle accident lawyer. The laws apply differently, or they apply the same in certain circumstances. Yes, you need to follow the rules of the road, but so do they. They don’t get to say, “Oh, that bike shouldn’t have been there,” “Oh, I didn’t see that bike because it was small. It wasn’t a big car.” If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident here in Texas, you have rights that need protecting, and the only way to protect them is with an experienced attorney.
Bicycle Accident Settlement Offers
After a bicycle accident in Texas, the insurance companies oftentimes call and start offering a check. A lot of times they use language like “Let us pay for your medical bills,” “We’re very sorry you’re going through this,” “Let us give you $500 for your trouble.”
The reason they do that is because along with that offer, that makes it sound like they’re trying to help you comes what’s called a release; a release of all claims. They make you sign that. That means that once you accept that check, it’s over. A lawyer’s not going to be able to help you anymore. Do not accept quick offers from insurance companies. They are trying to hurt you and help themselves.
Were you or a loved one injured in an accident and have questions about our 3 bicycle accident tips? Contact a San Antonio bicycle accident lawyer today for a free consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.
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