Being involved in a bicycle accident is a traumatic experience that often leaves victims confused and uncertain about where to turn next. Between hospital bills, insurance claims, and pain and anxiety associated with your injuries, the weeks and months after an accident can be very difficult. Fortunately for victims, a personal injury lawyer can protect your legal rights and make sure that you receive any compensation to which you are entitled.
Here are some of the specific ways that a lawyer can help you after you are hurt in an accident:
- Evaluate Your Case – Not every bicycle accident entitled victims to compensation. The first thing that a lawyer will do is listen to your side of the story and determine whether or not you a legal claim. Best of all, there is no fee associated with your initial consultation and you are under no obligation to retain an attorney, so there is no risk associated with meeting with a lawyer.
- Negotiate with the Insurance Company – The vast majority of bicycle accident cases are settled out of court. Generally speaking, at-fault party’s insurance company will make a settlement offer that is intended to compensate the victim for his or her losses. This amount should take into account all past and future economic and non-economic losses, and the settlement is usually the result of significant negotiation. When you retain an attorney, he or she will negotiate with the insurance company for you and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
- File a Lawsuit on Your Behalf – In some cases, the insurance company may not be willing to make a reasonable settlement offer or the person who caused your accident may be underinsured. When this occurs, you may need to file a lawsuit in order to recover compensation. When you retain an attorney, he or she will file a lawsuit for you and represent you in court.
Call the Fountain Law Firm to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with an Indianapolis Bicycle Accident Lawyer Today
At the Fountain Law Firm, P.C., we have successfully helped many bicycle accident victims obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries and related losses. To make sure that you receive all of the compensation to which you are entitled, it is important to have an experienced bicycle accident attorney handling your case. Attorney Merry Fountain can help you today by meeting in her office or by meeting in your home. Call Merry Fountain anytime at 1-888-242-HURT (4878) for a free consultation.