How Will a Bicycle Accident Attorney Help?
Every legal situation is different. A personal injury lawyer will know what is important in your case and can help you deal with the driver’s insurance company. You should contact a bicycle accident attorney before you talk to the insurance company.
Insurance companies put a lot of effort into minimizing the amount of your claim. They won’t tell you that you may have a claim for things beyond medical bills and property damage. Depending on the circumstances of your accident and the injuries sustained, the driver can be held accountable for medical bills that may last for the rest of your life as well as lost wages. When your injuries prevent you from earning as much in the future as you would have earned if not for the accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
Accidents can also lead to mental health issues like PTSD. Your pain, suffering, and emotional distress may be reimbursable. If your future quality of life will be lower as the result of injuries sustained in the accident, whether because your physical capabilities are reduced or because your body is scarred or disfigured, it can increase the compensation you seek.
A bicycle attorney will be able to guide your conversations with the insurance company. Remarks that you make when you talk to the insurance company, or post on social media, can be used to reduce your claim so make sure you talk to an attorney first so you understand how to preserve any remuneration you will be entitled to receive.