Hiring A Bike Accident Attorney
An accident is every cyclist’s worst nightmare, but they happen every day. The negligence of drivers and even pedestrians and others around you can lead to serious bodily injury and damaged property.
You know the first thing to do after an accident is to seek medical help, but what is next?
- Get An Examination Right Away
- Ask for Advice & Feedback
- Watch for New Symptoms
- Return for a Check-Up
- Keep All Documentation
- Take Notes on Loss
Do I Need A Bike Accident Attorney?
What To Do After A Bike Accident
Whether it seems as simple as a bruise or as serious as a concussion, getting medical attention right away should always be your first priority following an accident of any sort. This is an essential step that will ensure your health is protected, and it is even more critical when you consider that many serious injuries could take days or even weeks to show symptoms.
By getting immediate medical attention, your health care providers will be able to document any signs of injury and diagnose them that much quicker. This means faster and more effective treatment for any injuries you have sustained, and it will help get you back on the road to better health sooner.
#1 Get An Examination Right Away
Did I seek medical attention right away? Regardless of your injuries, if the answer to this question is no, you are that much less likely to win your case. Of course, if your injuries are extensive and you did seek medical attention eventually, you still have a chance of getting the compensation you deserve.
#2 Ask for Advice & Feedback
Did I have to return to the doctor? Having to return to the doctor for a follow-up visit and/or for new symptoms likely denotes more serious injuries and means you have further grounds for compensation. The additional medical documentation will also work in your favor.
#3 Watch for New Symptoms
Was a treatment plan created for me? If your doctor took the time to draw up a treatment plan, which may include anything from a pill regime to physical therapy, your injuries have already been substantiated and you are very much deserving of compensation for your time, pain, and money spent on treatment.
#4 Return for a Check-Up
Did I miss work as a result of the accident? If you had to miss work due to the accident, you could be entitled to lost wages compensation, whether the accident itself delayed you or if you had to miss work for your medical visit(s) and/or treatment.
#5 Keep All Documentation
Am I now less able/unable to work? If the accident led to you being unable to fully fulfill your job duties and has resulted in a demotion, delayed return, or job loss, you are definitely entitled to compensation for that as well.
#6 Take Notes on Loss
Has my quality of life diminished? Whether temporary or permanent, if an accident has diminished your quality of life due to physical or mental injury, you could be entitled to compensation for this as well.
Getting the compensation you deserve starts with having the right medical representation on your side. At Smiley Injury Law, we are a full-service personal injury law firm with a team of caring professionals ready to assist you in getting covered for your injuries.
If you have been the victim of a bicycle accident, do not delay help. Seek medical attention immediately and then reach out to our team for assistance with collecting documentation, estimating the total loss, and getting the compensation you deserve to get back on your feet again.
A bike accident can throw you for a loop. Don’t allow this accident to put a financial strain on you or your family at no fault of your own. By seeking compensation, you can get covered for the cost of medical care, treatment, and any wages you may have lost as a result of this occurrence.
Smiley Injury Law will be by your side every step of the way. Reach out to us today and get back to smiling again.
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