Bicycle accidents are, unfortunately, more common than most people think. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), there were 306,133 nonfatal bicycle accident injuries in the year 2018 alone, and 1,024 people were killed in a bicycle accident. Injuries from a bicycle accident may be serious and may require months or even years for recovery. Some injuries may even change a person’s life forever. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a bicycle accident, you may benefit from speaking with an experienced New York bike accident lawyer. This lawyer will evaluate your case and help you get the compensation you need for your injuries.
What To Do After a Bike Accident
Immediately after a bike accident, the most important thing to do is to get to a safe place. You must get off the road in order to avoid any possible further injury. Once you’re safe, you can call the police to report the accident and get medical assistance. Even if your injuries seem minor, you should see a doctor because symptoms may not show up until the shock of the accident has worn off. Get the contact information of all parties involved in the accident or have the police do this for you. If possible, take photos of the scene with your phone and get the contact information of any witnesses. Once you have done these things, you should call a skilled bike accident lawyer to handle the insurance companies and the other parties for you.
The Recovery Period
After you’ve spoken with a bike accident lawyer, you can be reassured that the lawyer will be your legal advocate and voice and you can start to focus on your recovery. You will need adequate rest while you heal. Adequate protein intake is important for healing injured tissue like muscle or skin. Move slowly and with care so that you do not reinjure yourself. Follow all instructions for care of any wounds and/or medications and continue keeping your doctor appointments as you recover. Following the plan of care will make it easier for you to get a compensation settlement that truly meets your needs.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a New York Bike Accident Lawyer Today
Personal injury and bike accident lawyers at Littman & Babiarz Law Office have been helping those injured at work in central New York for over 30 years. We have Law offices in Auburn and Ithaca NY, and look forward to supporting clients throughout Lansing, Watkins Glen, Owego, Elmira and surrounding Tomkins County, Seneca County, Cayuga County, Cortland County, Schuyler County, Chemung County, Tioga County, Yates County, Onondaga County and Broome County communities. If you’ve been injured in a bike accident, we will investigate your case to get you a fair compensation settlement. Get in touch with us online or call us at 607-277-7527 regarding your free initial consultation today.