Bicycles are a popular choice for getting around the city and more people are taking advantage of New Mexico’s beautiful weather to opt for cycling. This also means a greater chance of collisions between cyclists and cars. With more bicycles on the road, motorists have a responsibility to keep a careful eye out for them. And if you’ve been in a car accident involving your bicycle, you can come to Hinkle Law Offices for help in getting compensation for your trouble.
Are Bicycle-Car Collisions the Cyclist’s Fault?
As bicycles are one of the preferred methods of transportation worldwide, there have been numerous studies to determine where the percentage of fault tends to lie in cyclist-car accidents. On average, the motorist is responsible over 60% of the time. This means that the collision that damaged your bicycle and left you injured is very likely not your fault.
Car accidents often involve injuries. If you’re a cyclist involved in a collision, you’re more likely to have worse injuries. This means time away from work and medical bills. You shouldn’t have to pay for the results of a car accident when you were obeying safety laws. This is why it’s imperative that you wait for the police and follow the instructions of a qualified lawyer. You’ll have a better chance of getting the right compensation with representation.
If You’re Involved in a Collision
When a car accident occurs and there are no immediately life-threatening injuries, the best thing you can do is to wait for the police. Ask to verify the officer’s report and get the contact information of the driver involved. Don’t put off seeking medical treatment; minor injuries can turn into major ones without attention.
And don’t contact the other driver or their insurance company. Hinkle Law Offices will provide the necessary contact you need after gathering the facts and helping you make the decisions that will give you the best chance at getting compensation. You don’t have to handle this alone. Contact us today if you’ve been in a collision and we’ll start you off with a free case evaluation.