When riding a bicycle, cyclists should remain aware of their surroundings in order to avoid any hazards. They should avoid hitting potholes or they may lose control of their bike. They should also beware of drivers on the road. Motor vehicle drivers may not be aware of a cyclist nearby. They may only have their eyes on other vehicles or they may be inattentive. When drivers are not paying attention and lose sight of a cyclist, they may cause an accident to occur. If a driver hits a bicycle rider, it can cause serious injuries to occur. A rider on a bike is not as protected as someone driving in a car.
If you have been the victim of a car accident while riding a bike, you should seek medical attention to address your injuries. After getting care from a healthcare professional, it is best to contact an attorney to help gather information for your case. The documentation of your doctor’s visit can be used 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.
What can lead to a bike accident?
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 is an insurance plan that most automobile policies have as a form of no-fault insurance that protects victims of automobile accidents. It can provide victims with financial support without any reference to a party’s liability in the accident. Through PIP insurance, the cost of medical bills and lost wages may be covered. Victims can receive medical care they need and have their bills covered by the insurance policy. This can be beneficial since they can save money.
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