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If you are injured in a bicycle accident caused by the careless actions of another driver, you should be able to recover compensation for what happened. However, securing compensation after a bike crash can be challenging. Yes, you can file an insurance claim against the at-fault driver. Doing so often requires patience and a level of resources that injury victims may not have on their own. Here, our Orange County injury lawyers want to discuss the bicycle accident insurance claim process as well as whether or not you may need an attorney to help with your case.
For the purposes of this article, we need to assume that the bicycle accident is over and that you have already sought medical care (and continue to receive medical care for any ongoing injuries). Many people do not actually believe it when they are told that filing an insurance claim after a bicycle accident is similar to the claims process after a traditional vehicle accident.
When a bicycle versus vehicle accident occurs, it is important for the bicyclist to get various types of information from the other driver. This includes:
In order to properly file a claim, you need to be able to prove compensable damages. To do this, there are various steps that you can take to build your case in the days and weeks following the crash:
In general, you will call your personal auto insurance carrier and file a claim. Your insurance carrier will handle the back and forth with the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier. However, if you do not have an insurance carrier, or if you are not comfortable handling the claim on your own with your personal carrier, we strongly suggest contacting a skilled bicycle accident attorney who can handle every aspect of your claim.
A bicycle accident attorney in Orange County will be able to handle your bicycle accident claim, including conducting an investigation into the incident to determine liability, ensuring you are properly evaluated by trusted medical and economic experts, and negotiating with the insurance carrier.