Bicycle accidents can happen anywhere, with devastating consequences. Even the most cautious bicyclist can be hit by inattentive or distracted drivers. Indiana provides legal options for injured claimants and their families.
If you were injured in a bicycle accident due to another party’s negligence, our team is ready to advocate for you. The Westfield bicycle accident lawyers at Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers are here to answer your questions and determine your next steps.
We Charge Nothing Unless We Win or Settle Your Case
Our lawyers don’t charge upfront fees or costs to get started on your injury claim. We work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning our attorney’s fees are contingent on your case’s success.
With this arrangement, we can start building your case. We know you have enough to worry about right now, and we want to make the claims process as easy as possible.
We’re Ready To Advocate for Everything You Need and Deserve
Over the past two decades, Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers has won more than $2 billion on behalf of injured claimants in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. We understand the difficulties faced by injury victims, and we are dedicated to providing the legal support you want.
Our committed bicycle accident lawyers are aware of the challenges bike accident victims face, from hospital bills to lost income to emotional distress. We believe in holding the liable parties responsible for your injury-related losses.
To pursue the best possible outcome, we will:
- Document evidence of fault
- Assess the monetary value of your losses
- Negotiate with the liable party
- File a lawsuit on your behalf, if necessary
We will keep you in the loop throughout the legal process, so you can focus on getting better.
We Manage Wrongful Death Cases
If you lost a loved one due to a bicycle accident, you have our sincere condolences. We know that money will not bring back someone you lost, but it can ease your financial burden during this difficult time. Our wrongful death attorneys can help you pursue justice and compensation for your loss.
We’re prepared to seek:
- Funeral costs
- Expenses related to burial, cremation, and embalming
- Final healthcare expenses, such as hospice
- Your pain and suffering
- Your loved one’s lost income
- Loss of consortium
We Will Determine Fault for Your Accident and Injuries
One of the most significant aspects of your claim is determining who is at fault for the accident. The other party will attempt to place some or all of the blame on you, the victim. By doing this, they hope to reduce how much they have to pay you.
Our Westfield personal injury attorneys are well-versed in comparative fault. They can establish fault for your accident and compile the evidence necessary to support your claim.
We Will File Your Case Within the Applicable Deadline
IC § 34-11-2-4 sets a time limit for pursuing personal injury lawsuits. You generally have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. Yet, every situation is different, so your filing deadline may vary. By initiating prompt legal action, you can prevent the statute of limitations from expiring on your case.
Recoverable Damages in Your Westfield Bicycle Accident Case
When you are recovering from a bicycle accident injury, you may be inclined to accept the first settlement offer from the insurance company. The claims adjuster knows you’re in a precarious position––and they hope you’ll accept less than you need.
Our team will fight to recover the full cost of your injury-related losses, such as:
- Medical treatment, therapy, and rehabilitation
- Lost income, wages, commissions, and bonuses
- Lost quality of life
- Psychological distress
- Pain and suffering
A lawyer with experience handling Indiana bicycle accidents will know which losses you can claim and how to pursue them.
What To Do if You Are in a Bicycle Accident
If you are injured in a bicycle accident, follow these steps to protect your physical health and right to compensation:
Document the Accident
The more supporting evidence you have, the less reason the insurer has to deny your claim. You should keep:
- All injury-related billing statements or receipts
- All written communications between yourself and the other parties
- Photos and videos of the accident scene (and your injuries)
We also encourage you to document your missed time from work. That way, we can determine how much you’re owed in lost income.
Seek Medical Help
Medical attention is crucial to your case’s outcome––and your personal well-being. By seeking medical care, you can get the information you need to support your case. For instance, we can use your imaging scans to connect your injuries to the bicycle accident.
We advocate for people who suffer from these conditions:
- Cuts and abrasions
- Head and face injuries
- Broken or crushed bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back, neck, and spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries, such as organ damage and internal bleeding
Limit What You Share Online
Everything you share on social media is public record. The claims adjuster can access your posts and use them to discredit your case. For instance, if you post a picture of yourself partying at Morse Reservoir, the insurer could dispute your injuries’ severity.
We encourage you to check your social media profiles’ settings to keep the information you share between you and your family. Above all else, we encourage you to limit what you share online during your case’s progression.
Refuse to Give a Recorded Statement
You don’t have to give anyone a recorded statement––including the insurance company. Anything you share on the record could hurt your case. Your lawyer will give the insurer the information it needs to evaluate and process your claim.
We’re Ready To Advocate for You Now
The bicycle accident attorneys at Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers are dedicated to helping victims pursue compensation for their injuries. If you or someone you love was injured in a bicycle accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact our attorneys to discuss your legal options.