More and more people are taking to the roads on bicycles. Cycling has become a popular sport throughout many areas of the nation with cycling clubs springing up to accommodate cycling enthusiasts and more communities providing bike paths besides roads and highways. Riding a bicycle is a healthy and fun recreational sport for millions of people. With this increase in cycling, however, lies the potential for accidents when negligent drivers or others are involved.
If you or a loved one has suffered more than minor injuries in a bicycle accident caused by the negligent actions or inactions of another party, you should consult with an experienced attorney. In my practice as a Dallas Fort Worth personal injury lawyer, I have helped many individuals involved in bicycle accidents. The issues surrounding such an accident may be complex and having my experienced advice and counsel can be invaluable. I recommend that you contact the MacLean Law Firm and discuss your case with me before discussing it with anyone else, including the driver of the vehicle or his or her insurance company. You shouldn’t try to negotiate with an at-fault driver at the scene of a bicycle accident but ensure that you get an official police report and any other pertinent evidence and information.
Often, you may think you have sustained only minor injuries only to discover as days pass that your injuries are much worse. Many serious injuries can develop hours or even days after an accident, which is why you should be vigilant about police reports and other information which may be needed for an injury claim. Seeking and obtaining medical attention is vitally important, not only for your physical recovery but to establish the fact that you were injured as acknowledged by a medical professional.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident because of negligence, you have a legal right to be compensated for the injuries you have suffered.