What To Do If Injured in a Bicycle Accident in Indiana

POST DATE: 10.13.20
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Autumn, for some, ushers in more frequent time spent on bicycles. As the weather cools down and the leaves begin to turn, CCHA is here to be your partner in the event you are injured in a bicycle accident.

In fact, 2018 was the deadliest year for pedestrians and cyclists in U.S. (since 1990), with an average of 17 pedestrians and two cyclists killed each day, according to the New York Times.

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What to do if injured on a bike

If injured in a bicycle accident, CCHA recommends all injuries be examined by a doctor. A prompt medical evaluation and treatment for your injuries can help document your injuries and build your case. Delays in medical treatment are often closely scrutinized by insurance companies. Additionally, make sure pictures are taken at the scene of the accident, of the vehicle or mechanism causing the accident, the bike, and especially the injured parties. We also recommend keeping detailed notes about the injuries on the day of and in the days after the accident. It may also be advisable to avoid communication with the at-fault party’s insurance company prior to consulting with an attorney.

Understanding Negligence

There are a handful of different scenarios in which bicycle accidents happen. If the accident is caused by someone else’s negligence, it can qualify the injured cyclist for compensation for their injuries. Compensation will be dependent upon proving the other party’s fault and by effectively building and proving your damages. In the case of car-on-bike collisions, the injured party and their lawyers will negotiate with the at-fault driver’s insurance company for compensation for injuries and losses. If the parties cannot agree on fault or damages, or if the two year statute of limitations is approaching, then a formal lawsuit should be filed. CCHA can be your trusted advisor and partner throughout the entire process.

CCHA: Skilled advocacy - on your side.

If you’ve been injured by another’s negligence, don’t fight for justice alone. The attorneys at CCHA can help demonstrate fault or negligence by the other party and maximize the compensation you deserve. In Hamilton County, throughout the state of Indiana, and in multiple other states, CCHA has successfully litigated a wide variety of injury cases for our clients, including Bicycle Injury. When you work with CCHA, we review your case and ensure you receive the personal attention and dedication you deserve. If you or a loved one have experienced personal injury in a bicycle accident, contact the attorneys at CCHA, who will be your advocates when it comes to seeking justice.