Bicycle Accident Attorney Scottsdale, AZ
Even though bicycle accidents are quite common in Arizona, a large number of people haven’t endured it themselves. While human beings aren’t invincible, many of us go about our daily lives not anticipating something tragic unfolding. Those who get hit by cars while on their bike, may not be sure what to do and can commit an easy mistake in the moments after. Unfortunately, these errors may be what hurts your case if you eventually take the offending driver to court for damages and losses.
A bicycle accident attorney in Scottsdale, AZ at Yearin Law Office can imagine that you may be in shock, and struggling to live a normal life in the weeks after a bicycle accident. We are here to help you overcome what is hopefully only a temporary setback. Here are five pieces of advice we think all bicyclists must know in case they ever get hit by a car:
#1 Seek Medical Attention for Injuries
Your health is the top priority after a bicycle accident. Even what may seem like minor injuries can develop into complicated health issues that require prompt medical attention. It is better to be safe by seeing a doctor right away than sorry later if your condition worsened due to not seeking medical attention.
Additionally, if you pursue a lawsuit against the driver, how quickly you sought medical care is likely to weigh heavily on your case. If it took you weeks to see a doctor, the driver’s attorney may try to minimize your claims or argue that the injuries could be unrelated.
#2 Take Photos and Talk to Witnesses
Always take pictures of the accident scene, as a photograph can help prove your side of the story. Without tangible proof, it ends up being your word against the driver’s. If you see witnesses nearby, ask for their contact information. Your Scottsdale, AZ bicycle accident attorney at Yearin Law Office can call them for an official statement. The more people you gather stories from which support your claims, the stronger your case can be in court.
#3 Do Not Post on Social Media
In a culture where many of us share thoughts, feelings, and other events on social media, now is not the time to post about your bicycle accident. The driver’s insurance company or attorney may look for any reason to avoid paying you compensation. The driver’s attorney may search your social media to identify any inconsistencies between your statements in the police report and what you shared publicly.
#4 Write Down a Summary
It can be easy to forget small, yet influential details of the accident in the hours or days after the incident. The human mind isn’t perfect and may start to forget factors of the accident. When you can, take a moment to sit down somewhere quiet and write down your version of what happened and then share this with your Scottsdale, AZ bicycle accident attorney from Yearin Law Office.
If you suffered physical injury and financial loss due to the bicycle accident, we suggest meeting with a bicycle accident attorney at Yearin Law Office. We can help you get the compensation you need to recover from the accident in which you just happened to be at the wrong place, at the wrong time. To schedule a free consultation with a bicycle accident attorney Scottsdale, AZ clients recommend, call our office today.