Bicycle Accident Insurance Questions & AnswersPosted on October 29, 2014
The moments following a bicycle accident are critical. Not only are bicycle accident victims emotionally overwhelmed, they may suffer serious physical injuries as well. During this time, it may be hard to know where to turn. At Cyclist at law, our established attorneys can help those who have been injured in bicycle accidents. We strive to get all of our clients the maximum amount of compensation possible. We have the top three insurance questions and answers for our valued clients.
What Are My Rights in a Bicycle Accident?
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, bicyclists are given the same rights as every other vehicle on the road. They are also obligated to follow the same traffic rules as all other vehicles. If a bicyclist is following these rules and is hit by a negligent driver, the operator of the vehicle may be held liable for the damage and injuries that occurred as a result of their negligence.
What Should I Do After Being Hit by a vehicle?
Always wait for law enforcement to respond to the accident in order to receive an official police report. Keep in mind that certain severe injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, can take time to show up in some cases. The police report should contain any witness statements, as well as the statements of the parties involved in the accident. If possible, it is helpful to take pictures of the accident scene, including the tire skid marks.
It is also helpful to contact a bicycle attorney who can resolve any insurance questions and answers you may have regarding your specific case.
Will I Receive Compensation for My Damaged Bike?
If the driver of the vehicle is found to be negligent, you may receive compensation for the following:
• Medical expenses
• Property damage
• Lost wages from time taken off of work
• Any other expenses that result from the accident
The dedicated team at Cyclist at Law is ready to examine the details of your bicycle accident. Contact our friendly office representatives today at 972-392-1225 and we’ll be happy to resolve your insurance questions and answers.