Bicycles are a great form of exercise. They can be a leisurely activity or a serious workout for others. Bikes can also provide a form of transportation for people. In the state of Maryland, cyclists should not ride on sidewalks. They are legally obligated to share the road with motorists. While this prevents collisions between cyclists and pedestrians, it can put cyclists at a greater risk of motor vehicle accidents. Due to the massive weight of a motor vehicle and the lack of protection that a bicycle provides, cyclists can be seriously injured. If you have been involved in a bicycle-related injury, you should seek legal counsel to understand your options. This can help place liability on another individual and provide you with the compensation you may need to pay for medical bills.
What do I do after an accident?
After obtaining care from a healthcare professional, it is best to contact an attorney to help gather information for your case. The documents from your doctor’s visit will be able to prove the extent of the injuries you sustained from the accident. 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.
There are many factors that can lead to a bicycle accident due to negligence. These factors may include someone who was driving under the influence, careless or reckless driving, using electronic devices while driving, distracted driving or driver fatigue. 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.
What is PIP insurance?
Personal Injury Protection insurance is a plan that most automobile insurance policies have. This is a form of no-fault insurance that protects victims of automobile accidents. It can help victims by providing financial support without any reference to the liability of any party. Through PIP insurance, the monetary value of medical bills and lost wages may be covered. This can be greatly helpful to victims who have suffered in these kinds of accidents.
In order to better prepare yourself for these cases, contact us today for more information on bicycle accidents. We can help you best prove your case and get the compensation you deserve. Although monetary values may not be able to help your pain and suffering, it may help you get the closure you need.
If you are in this situation, it is important to discuss this situation with an attorney. The attorneys at Timian & Fawcett, LLC provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.