Compassionate Attorneys Representing Bike Accident Victims
Not all bicycle accidents are about skinned knees and elbows. Sometimes, when a bicyclist is hit by a vehicle or by another bicyclist, their injuries can be serious or even deadly.
Everyone owes everyone else a duty of care when using the roadways and pathways in Arkansas. If they fail to uphold that duty, and their failure injures someone, they are financially responsible for the victim’s injuries and other damages.
At Cortinez Law Firm, our attorneys help injury victims in Little Rock, Cabot and throughout central Arkansas recover compensation for their losses – whether they were on foot, two wheels or four wheels. If you or a loved one has been injured while riding a bicycle, we may be able to help.
Hurt in a bicycle accident? Contact us.
What Should I Do After A Bicycle Accident?
If you can call 911, do it immediately or make sure someone at the scene does. You will want the proper first responders and law enforcement dispatched to the scene. Once they arrive, seek medical treatment, even if you are not sure how badly you are injured or aren’t sure you are injured at all.
At the scene, if you are able, get the name, contact information and insurance information of the vehicle driver or other bicyclists involved. You should also document the name and contact information of any witnesses to the incident. Additionally, write down your recollection of the events while they are still fresh in your mind.
Once you have sought medical assistance, contact a personal injury attorney to schedule a consultation.
How Long Can I Wait Before Filing A Claim?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims resulting from a bicycle accident is three years. You have three years from the date of the accident to either settle an insurance claim or file a lawsuit in civil court. After that, the court will be forced to dismiss your suit. However, it may be better for you to take action sooner, especially if you are struggling to afford your medical bills and other costs.
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Insurance companies work hard to deny liability claims. Moreover, if you were hit by another bicyclist or an uninsured vehicle operator, recovering damages can be challenging, even overwhelming. Our experience pursuing claims in Little Rock and central Arkansas can work for you. If you or a loved one was injured while riding a bicycle in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, take advantage of a free consultation. Contact Cortinez Law Firm by calling 501-574-3244 or through the online form to schedule yours.