Bike accidents can be one of the most dangerous collisions. The small frame of a bicycle has a minimal chance of protecting a person from an automobile. Brad Pistotnik helps individuals who have been involved in bike accidents. Injuries from this incident can be severe, and you should have a lawyer to look out for your best interests.
What To Do After A Bicycle Accident
After The Accident...
It is important to get to safety. If you were involved in a collision with a car, it is imperative to get out of the way of traffic. Getting to a safe place can also allow you to assess any possible wounds. Call the police immediately! It is essential that medical help is contacted.
There are many circumstances where bicyclists continue on their way if there aren't any serious signs of injury. It is important to know that not all injuries are visible. Most injuries take days to discover. If you go back to regular activity after an accident, this can exacerbate the minor injuries. Getting medical help can allow your body to heal and rest.
It's important to take down as much information as you can. This means the driver and police officer's information should be documented. In many situations, bikers are injured while in the city. Witnesses are more common in these situations and bystanders should also be questioned. It is imperative to get your viewpoint of the accident across. The reason why it is necessary is because the driver may have a completely different perspective of the events that occurred.
While At The Hospital
Doctors should do a series of tests on you. There are many varieties of injuries that can occur from a bike accident because bikes don't offer much protection. Keep a record of all of the tests and determinations. It's also important to remember that not all injuries show up on medical devices. Remember that as a bicyclist, under Kansas PIP laws you have medical coverage called PIP from the car driver's insurance policy that extends to you. It is at least $4,500.00. This is very important information. Get the policy number of the driver's policy and give it to the hospital. It will pay the first four thousand five hundred dollars of medical bills.
While At Home
Keeping a journal is an excellent idea for a person who has been in an accident. Emotionally, people can go through a lot. Sadness, anger, depression, confusion, and other symptoms can change a person. Anxiety is a common result of accidents, and can affect a person for the rest of their life.
If the insurance company tries to contact you, it is essential to understand that you are not obligated to talk to them. You will need to search for a bike accident lawyer to handle the case while you heal. Never speak to the insurance company without your lawyer present.
At Your Free Consultation
It is important to search for a law firm that has free consultations. You are probably already dealing with medical bills and other financial hurdles. At the consultation, the bike accident lawyer should be able to make an educated decision as to how your case may unfold. With this in consideration, it is imperative to note that a lawyer should never promise compensation. It is also important to seek a Kansas bike accident lawyer because of the different regulations Kansas has regarding accidents.
Brad Pistotnik has served many involved in bike accidents. With over 30 years of experience, he has helped many in Liberal, Garden City, Dodge City, Topeka, Winfield, Coffeyville, Colby, Hill City, Arkansas City, Wichita, Pratt, Kingman, Satanta and many other towns across Kansas. His services also extend across the United States. You can reach the office 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-241-BRAD, or at 316-684-4400. You can also reach Brad Pistotnik on his cell phone at 316-706-5020.