December 22, 2016
Bicycle accidents can cause extreme injuries. When those injuries are caused by another person, you may be entitled to recover compensation. In that case, a bicycle accident lawyer may be able to help you recover. But how do you know whether you need a bicycle accident lawyer? Hopefully this blog post will help you out.
Is someone else at fault?
This is the basic question involved in all bicycle accident cases. Only an experienced bicycle accident lawyer Fort Collins CO trusts can determine for sure whether someone else is at fault, you can do the first stage of the analysis. If you just fell off your bike without anyone else involved, you don’t need to talk to a lawyer. But if someone else caused your bicycle accident, you may want to talk to a lawyer. For example, if you were hit by a car, truck, or other vehicle, you probably want to talk to a lawyer. And if your bicycle failed, causing an accident, you also should talk to a lawyer.
Are you injured?
We’re called personal injury lawyers for a reason. We deal with cases where people are injured. If you fell off your bike, got back up, rode off, and were fine, you probably don’t need a lawyer. But if you had to get medical attention, lost time from work, and dealt with pain and suffering, you probably do need a lawyer. In the end, you don’t want a good bicycle accident case because a good bicycle accident case only exists if you’re badly hurt. If you’re injured and someone else was involved, it’s probably time to talk to a lawyer.
Do you want to pursue your claim?
Not everyone wants to file a claim against a person who has injured them. If you don’t want to go forward with a claim, you don’t need a lawyer. In the end, your lawyer can only effectively represent you if you’re willing to help her do it. Without your help, your lawyer is hamstrung. So, in the end, if you’re injured, someone else was involved, and you want to make a claim, call a lawyer.
So there you have it, three steps to deciding if you need a bicycle accident lawyer. If you have more questions, contact me at the link below.
Thanks to our friend and blog author, Sam Cannon of Cannon Hadfield, LLC for his insight into bicycle accident cases.