Did you or a loved one get hurt while riding your bike? Read these 3 bicycle accident tips, then call our Utah bicycle accident lawyers today.
1. Choosing a Bicycle Accident Attorney
One of the most popular sports in Southern Utah is mountain biking. If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, it’s important for you to hire the right attorney. You may be asking, “How do I do that?” One, find an attorney who’s got the experience in dealing with bicycle crashes. Second, get somebody who focuses on that area, and doesn’t just dabble in it. Third, get a trial attorney. They’re difficult cases and you have to prepare them from the beginning as if you were going to have to go to trial, and let an insurance company know that you’re willing to go to trial, if that’s what you need to do.
2. Bicycle Accident Recorded Statement
If you’ve been hit on your bicycle in the state of Utah, you’re probably going to get a call from the insurance company for the driver of the car that hit you, and they’re going to want to take your recorded statement. I recommend that you not give them a recorded statement without talking to an attorney first. The insurance companies train their adjusters to get the information that they need to help their case and hurt your case. They try to do that right at the beginning of a case and use it against you.
3. Bicycle Accident Injury Claims
If you have been injured on a bicycle in the state of Utah, there are a few differences that you need to understand that are different from when you’re injured in a vehicle. First off, bicycles typically don’t carry the same type of liability insurance that you would have if you were riding in a vehicle. Second, the injuries are typically more extensive. If you have been injured on a bicycle, we suggest that you get medical care immediately to help you understand what your injuries are and how to make a full, physical recovery. Third, we recommend that you hire an experienced bicycle attorney who understands how the different insurances interact with each other, and preferably a trial attorney who has a reputation and is known for taking cases to trial and to a jury verdict.
Were you or a loved one injured while riding a bike and have questions about our 3 bicycle accident tips?
Contact our dedicated Utah bicycle accident attorneys at Swenson & Shelley today for a free confidential consultation.
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