Why You Need a Tampa Bicycle Accident Attorney
The process of dealing with a legal claim following a bicycle accident can be overwhelming. The last thing you need during this difficult time is to navigate the tricky waters of the legal system.
That’s why you need an experienced Tampa bicycle accident attorney to help you through the legal system following this unfortunate incident. Our experienced attorneys have been working these types of cases for over a decade and will guide you every step of the way.
What to Do After a Bicycle Accident
The actions you take following a bicycle accident can have a significant impact on your case and our ability to represent you to the best of our abilities.
Make sure you:
- Call 911 to have police and medical services on the scene
- Get all necessary emergency medical care
- If possible, get photographs of the scene and witness statements
- Gather the other party’s insurance information
- Speak with an attorney before any insurance company, including your own
Bicycle Accident Injuries are Often Severe
If you are involved in a bicycle accident, your injuries are often serious because you have little to no protection surrounding you. Many of these injuries may even require emergency surgery.
Common injuries resulting from bicycle accidents include:
- Scrapes, cuts, and/or lacerations
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries, including concussions
Compensation for Your Injuries Following a Bicycle Accident
The vast majority of the time, bicyclists involved in accidents are not at fault. You should not be held financially responsible for the negligence of a motorist who injured you while you were biking.
You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering as a result of a bicycle accident.
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident caused by someone else, call the Baird Law Group in Tampa, FL for a free initial consultation at (813) 849.2679.