Unfortunately, bicycle/bike accidents are a common occurrence in Virginia, North Carolina, and across the country. If you or a loved one was riding a bike and got hit by a car, truck or SUV, you're likely having to cope with, and recover from, the physical injuries suffered in the accident. You're also probably grappling with the stress of medical bill payments, time off work and the additional hassle of negotiating with insurance claims agents. These burdens can become debilitating which is why it makes sense to consult with a skilled and experienced bicycle accident injury lawyer.
How a Virginia & North Carolina Bike Accident Lawyer Can Help
You might think you’re better off handling a bike accident claim on your own. After all, you figure you can talk to an insurance claims agent just as easily as a lawyer. While that may be true, there are a lot of areas in which skilled and experienced accident attorneys can help out, saving you time and substantial stress.
First things first, an experienced attorney will have dealt with many similar bike accident cases in the past. Handling so many injury claims creates a kind of comfort that any first timer simply could not possess. The knowledge of how insurance claims agents work, what they are looking for in a claim and how best to position your claim for a possible future trial should the settlement process fail to yield fruit are all examples of the benefits that come with experience.
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Making Your Life Less Stressful
An experienced bike accident injury lawyer in Virginia & North Carolina can also help lift some of the burdens associated with preparing an injury claim off your shoulders. It can be tiring and tedious to gather together all the information you will need for an injury claim. This can mean calling an array of doctors to get complete medical records and bills. Many people might rely on the insurance company to do this, but that can be a big mistake as it requires letting the matter out of your hands and into the hands of another party whose interests may not be aligned with your own.
After compiling medical records and bills, you will need to get a copy of the accident report, take statements from witnesses and assemble any photographs that might assist with your case. Additionally, information about time off, lost wages and other employment-related expenses need to be calculated and documented.
Fighting For You
Finally, and most importantly, a lawyer will help put together a demand letter that explains exactly why you are entitled to compensation for the damages caused by the other party. This will reference many of the documents you spent time gathering and needs to be a complete explanation of your injuries as well as your requested compensation.
Bicycle Accident Case Results We Have Handled or Clients
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Take Action - Contact Shapiro & Appleton Today
If this seems like a lot of work, that’s because it is and that is why it makes sense to retain an experienced and skilled bicycle accident injury lawyer. Contact our team of skilled bicycle accident injury attorneys today. We are available 24/7 and the consultation is completely free and confidential.