Bike accidents can cause a lot of harm to a bike rider. They can be injured by motor vehicle drivers if they are not operating a vehicle in the safest manner. Some drivers may include someone who was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, careless or reckless while driving, using electronic devices while driving, distracted driving or experiencing driver fatigue. Human error can greatly contribute to an accident since we can become distracted when we drive. If the driver of a car is distracted, they may not see a bicycle crossing the road or coming up behind them. Bicycles are not as big as cars, therefore, they can even be harder to spot than a car. Road conditions may also play a role in causing the accident. A municipality may even be liable due to bad road conditions of bicycle lanes. If weather conditions on the roads are bad, this can lead to slippery surfaces. Bike tires may not be able to grip the ground as well as they should.
How can I receive compensation after an accident?
Bicycle accidents can be scary when it involves a collision with a motor vehicle. Since bikes do not provide as much protection as motor vehicles and cars weigh tons, those who are riding bikes can be seriously injured. These accidents can occur due to a variety of incidents. Whether you are at fault or not, you may be able to acquire compensation for your incident. Most car insurance plans have Personal Injury Protection benefits. If you are involved in a bike accident, this can help you as well. Through this plan, it provides a level of compensation that may cover the cost of medical bills. Some of these plans may not cover as many expenses as you need. If this is the case, you can file a lawsuit to try to gain more compensation for you injuries.
Make sure to always go to the doctor to get your injuries checked after your accident occurs. This will provide documentation of your injuries and your visit that can support your testimony. With this information, you can build your case against the liable party to seek compensation that you are in need of. If you are able to preserve evidence from the accident, such as taking pictures of the scene or talking to witnesses, you should do so to better establish your case. This information may help prove negligence on behalf of the other party that was involved.
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