What Sort Of Bicycle Injury Cases Are Not Worth Pursuing?
Actually, the case is always worth pursuing. An accident happened. This becomes a matter of whether or not they should get an attorney involved.
If someone required transportation to an emergency room or the paramedics had to respond; if this person had any kind of ongoing physical therapy, diagnostic tests, or anything of that nature; if this person incurred some actual medical bills which would need to be paid, then this person would want to get an attorney either to procure the medical care or assist in getting the bills paid.
If a person didn’t require medical care and had only some bumps and bruises, his situation would be best served while working it out with the insurance company alone, without an attorney.
Do Clients Experience Major Head Traumas Because They Get Hit At A Very High Speed And Fall Off Their Bicycle?
Yes, this is quite common. Someone could sustain a significant injury even if he just fell off his bike and struck his head on the curb.
This is magnified exponentially when the force of a vehicle, a truck, or a car driving at 50 miles an hour strikes somebody on a bike. This force throws him to the ground.
Based on the physical dynamics of the accident, the driver would be holding on to the handlebars. His feet could even be locked in to the pedals, depending on what type of bike he is on. When he is thrown to the ground, his head would very likely be the first point of contact with the roadway.
What Happens When The Accident Resulted In An Ongoing Or Lifetime Injury?
This would be no different than any other case. The viability of the defendant would need to be assessed along with the viability of sources of recovery.
Often, in these situations, it involves a quick tender of the policy limits of the responsible individual. It can sometimes be a very difficult situation if there are no other assets available.
It becomes very difficult to explain to the client that they have a very serious, long-term life impairing injury. If there is no source of recovery, they are limited only to the insurance proceeds.
What Happens When A Loved One Dies As A Result Of Injuries From A Bicycle Accident?
This would become a wrongful death claim. It would be like any other wrongful death claim, which could be pursued as such.
Should Someone Wait To See A Doctor Or A Chiropractor Until He Talks To An Attorney?
This is a situation that comes up often. I have two opinions.
My personal opinion is that someone who is really and truly hurt should consult a doctor instead of calling an attorney. This is not a perfect world, and sometimes people do not have access to healthcare or health insurance. They do not have the money to obtain medical care.
In this case, they should call the attorney in order to get the medical care they need. Their health will always be the most important thing.
Someone who had access to healthcare and health insurance should get to the doctor first, take care of the injuries, and then worry about the legal aspect. There is a two-year statute of limitations in most circumstances. Thusly, the person should tend to his or her physical needs first and deal with the legal issues after that.
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