Riding a bicycle is fun. Most of us remember days of riding pleasantly around our neighborhood with little thought of getting injured. Unfortunately, biking accidents are on the rise and can result in serious injury including death.
In some instances, a personal injury lawsuit can recover the damages when injured in a biking accident. Just like other types of personal injury, your attorney will determine if the accident is lawsuit worthy. However, The first thing that you should do is to seek medical help immediately after the accident. You need documentation of your injuries. If you are able, take pictures of the site, and contact information of the person who hit you and any other witnesses.
Be cautious about what you say to the police. Never, in any instances, speak to the insurance adjuster. You will be taped and your words can be used against you. Contact this Covington personal injury attorney to start the process. He will begin the discovery process by accumulating hospital and police records and all investigative reports that he can locate.
If the other person has been charged with a crime such as speeding, negligence may be presumed. If hospitalized, the costs of the required hospitalization may be sufficient for a personal injury lawsuit. When you follow all safety precautions by following all the rules of the road, and you suffer injury from the negligence of the driver, you will qualify for a personal injury lawsuit. In addition, you may be able to receive compensation for your totaled bicycle. When children riding a bicycle are involved, the courts generally hold the driver of the automobile to a higher standard because he should have exercised more caution. When the discovery process is complete, this attorney will begin negotiations with the insurance company. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, he will present your case in court. For the best possible results of your injury lawsuit, contact The Upton Law Firm, LLC. Tim Upton is an experienced trial attorney.
The Upton Law Firm, LLC
304 East Boston Street
Covington LA 70433
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