Bicycle collisions have the potential to cause severe injuries to cyclists. If you’re injured in a bike crash, you will probably need to pursue a personal injury case in order to receive compensation for your medical bills and other damages.
When it comes to your bicycle collision case, here are some things to avoid to ensure you receive maximum compensation.
1. Failing to Document Your Injuries
Seeking compensation after a bicycle crash will involve proving that your injuries and other damages were sustained in the collision. Take photos of your injuries and make sure to seek medical attention immediately after the bicycle crash. Your medical provider will be able to document your injuries and record how you sustained them. This will help link your injuries back to the crash and help prove liability later on.
You may be able to pursue compensation for emotional damages. Keep a post-accident journal that documents how your injuries are affecting your emotional health and quality of life on a daily basis.
2. Posting on Social Media
Many do not realize the risk of posting on social media when they are pursuing a personal injury case. The defense may try to use your social media as evidence against you to show your injuries are not what you claim. Avoid posting:
Photos and videos
Anything related to your injury or case
Activities you are participating in
3. Failing to Contact a Bicycle Crash Attorney
While it’s not required, it’s a known fact that having a seasoned legal advocate on your side of the court can improve your odds at receiving a settlement offer and receiving more compensation. An experienced personal injury attorney will know what evidence to collect and how to present it in a manner that will show you deserve compensation for your injuries.
The attorneys at Flanzig & Flanzig have over 60 years of experience fighting on behalf of bicycle crash victims across New York City. As avid bicycle riders ourselves, we understand the dangers riders face and the rights you have. We are ready to fight in order to ensure yours are protected.
Contact the New York Bike Lawyers at (866) 352-6944 for help pursuing your bicycle crash case.