A bike accident is a collision, often with a motor vehicle. It can result in serious injury and even fatalities. Property damage also often occurs. If you or someone you love has been involved in a bike accident, consulting a lawyer from Hinkle Law Offices can help you get the compensation you deserve.
How Common Are Bike Accidents?
While bicycles aren’t built to stand up to collisions, they’re more maneuverable and can often avoid instances where a car would be damaged. This also means that they’re easily overlooked when motorists are maneuvering through traffic. In 2013, 743 bicycle accidents resulted in a fatality. This isn’t a significant number of traffic accidents for that year—just over two percent—but it demonstrates that bike accidents are still something to be concerned about.
If a fatality hasn’t occurred, there are still injuries to be dealt with and property damage to consider. Even minor injuries can turn into major ones if they’re not immediately treated. When the police arrive at the scene of your bike accident, make sure to get your statement included on the accident report. Don’t engage the motorist at the scene; that’s the responsibility of your representation.
Do You Need a Lawyer?
Has a bike accident occurred? Are you or a loved one suffering from injuries due to a collision? Hinkle Law Offices can help you handle the aftermath. We’ll take the information of your case and determine the best way to proceed. With insurance companies involved, the process of getting the compensation you deserve is complicated. We know how to work within the system to get you what you’re owed.
Are you trying to sort out the result of a bike accident? Contact us today and our lawyers will provide a free consultation to help you determine the strength of your case. We can answer legal questions and help you make the decision that’s best for you.