Recovering Compensation After a Bike Accident in Delaware

It is always important for bikers to be cautious and aware of their surroundings while out on the road. This is because bikes can cause distractions for drivers on the road, which can lead to accidents. Bikes do not offer riders a great deal of protection, which is why they should wear protective gear while riding. This can include helmets, padding, and even reflective wear if they ride at night. However, even with protective gear, accidents can still happen and cause serious injuries.

Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Protective gear helps bikers if they are ever involved in an accident. While this is true, they can not completely prevent injuries from happening. Depending on the severity of the accident, injuries sustained during bike accidents can be life-changing. There are many ways a bicycle accident may happen in Delaware. This can include the following:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol  
  • Reckless driving
  • Using electronic devices without hands-free technology
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue

Seeking Compensation

When a person is injured in a bike accident due to another driver, they may be able to seek compensation for any damages incurred as a result. This exists to provide injured individuals with any necessary coverage for expenses that stem from the traumas sustained during the accident.

When dealing with automobile accidents, it is important to understand Personal Injury Protection (PIP). PIP is no-fault insurance that the majority of automobile insurance policies carry for those involved in automobile accidents. This provides them with any financial support they may need for expenses relating to the accident, regardless of who is at fault. The compensation can cover the value of any medical bills and any lost wages. This can be very helpful for accident victims, as it gives them the opportunity to recover without worrying about becoming overwhelmed by additional expenses.

If PIP compensation does not cover all the injured party’s costs, they may be able to further compensation. This can be done through a personal injury lawsuit that holds the negligent party responsible for their accident. If they are successful, the negligent party may owe compensation to the injured party to cover the excess expenses.

Contact our Firm

If you or someone you know was involved in a personal injury accident and wishes to speak with a skilled attorney, contact Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. today.

MW&M is comprised of an experienced team of attorneys focusing on legal matters of personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, product liability, and wrongful death in Delaware. If you require an effective attorney to guide you through these difficult legal matters, contact MW&M today to schedule a free case evaluation.