What Should I Do After A Bicycle Accident?
It is vital to take care of yourself as soon as possible after a bicycle accident. If you are able, get off the road to prevent further injury.
It is always a bit chaotic after an accident and it may be difficult to think of preserving evidence right away. Exchange contact information with the other parties also involved in the accident if you are able.
If you are seriously injured, call or have someone call 911 for an ambulance. File a police report. Filing an official report can be critical to your case in the future. Other critical steps include:
- Look for witnesses who saw or photographed the accident
- Call an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as you can
- Follow up with your physician to document your injuries
How Will I Pay For Medical Expenses After An Accident?
By filing a personal injury claim. Following an injury caused by someone else’s negligence, accident victims have a right to recover compensation to pay for medical expenses, transportation costs, hospital bills and medical equipment.
Can A Personal Injury Claim Compensate Me For Other Expenses?
Accident victims can seek lost employment benefits, including lost and future wages, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, physical disabilities, disfigurement or permanent scars, loss of enjoyment, loss of love and affection, embarrassment and more.
How Do I Know If I Have A Case?
In order to prevail in a personal injury case in California, you need to provide evidence that you have an injury and that your injury is a result of someone else’s intentional or negligent conduct. Your injury may be an emotional or physical injury. By consulting with attorney Robert Wallenstein, you will be able to determine whether you have a case and if that case can be settled out of court or should be presented to a judge and jury.
How Do I Know If I May Need An Attorney?
If you have a serious accident injury and are unsure about what would be fair compensation for your injury, consult a personal injury attorney as soon as possible; especially before you sign any papers with an insurance company. A statute of limitations requires plaintiffs to file their personal injury lawsuits within a specific time period. If you wait too long to hire an attorney, you may miss important deadlines or lose the opportunity to file your complaint in court.
What Is A Contingency Fee?
A contingency fee is a method of compensation many plaintiff’s lawyers use for most injury cases. The fee that you owe your attorney is contingent or only required to be paid if your lawyer obtains money for you. A contingency fee is paid as a percentage of the monetary recovery. A contingency fee is what is meant when you hear “no fee unless we recover money for you.”
How Long Will It Take To Settle My Claim?
The time it takes to settle a personal injury case is highly dependent on the facts involved in your case. Every case has its own unique circumstances. Complex cases will take longer to settle than less complicated cases. Some cases settle in as little time as three months, some will take 18 months or longer.
Call Today For Specific Answers To Your Questions
If you or someone you know needs the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer in California, contact The Law Offices of Robert Wallenstein at 619-685-5388 or complete the contact form to begin your free consultation.