Bicycle Accident Claim Challenges
When a car crash or truck accident occurs, it's usually pretty cut and dry as to who is at fault. However, with bicycle accidents, this is often not the case. When bicyclists are sharing the road with trucks and cars, they need to be just as careful as the drivers of vehicles. Unfortunately, insurance companies have powerful lawyers. These attorneys are paid to protect the insurance company, which means they make money by not paying your claim.
In a bike accident, you better believe they will try and paint you as the cause. Whether they question if you were in a bike lane or if you made a directional move, like a lane change, without properly signaling, they will do what they can to turn the tables on you. This is why an attorney may be needed to fight for your financial rights.
Common injuries that can result from bicycle accidents include:
- Bruises and abrasions
- Sprains and fractures
- Broken or crushed limbs
- Spinal cord and neck injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Loss of senses like sight
- Head and brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
Why File a Claim?
When two cars collide, most of the initial impact is absorbed by the vehicle’s frame. In fact, every major automotive company makes updates to its protection features. They do this to save lives. Unfortunately, a majority of bicycle accidents are fatal. When a truck or car collides with a bike rider, the impact is often tragic. Even in non-lethal bicycle accidents, the level of the injuries sustained can still be life-altering. This is why you need to make sure you get the maximum financial compensation possible.
If you’ve been injured, accountable parties need to be held responsible for their negligent actions. We can hold drivers liable and recover damages for you, including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Injuries can be expensive to treat, and you shouldn’t have to be the one to pay for them out-of-pocket.
Don’t Hesitate to Reach Out
If you need help or have questions about how to submit a bike accident injury claim, call us today. Our main office is located in Toledo, but we service all of Lucas County. We have a satellite office in Sylvania. Don’t allow an insurance company to try and degrade your claim. Just because you were on a bicycle doesn’t mean you don’t have the same road rights as a motor vehicle.
Our Toledo bicycle accident attorneys are available to lend our skills and resources when you schedule your free consultation today or contact us online.