Tackle Your Hit-And-Run Bicycle Accident Case With A ‘Pedal Lawyer’
A hit-and-run bicycle accident can leave you feeling helpless and panicked, not to mention injured. However, even if the driver fled the scene, a hit-and-run bicycle accident lawyer can help you collect compensation for your injuries and losses. As bicyclists are more exposed, they are susceptible to sustaining life-threatening injuries that require extensive medical care such as spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries.
An experienced bicyclist and injury survivor himself, attorney Scott Sumner is always compassionate and diligent, and he will put your needs, health and best interests first. If you have been involved in a hit-and-run bike accident in Walnut Creek, California, contact our firm as soon as possible for a free consultation. We represent clients throughout Contra Costa County and beyond in the Bay Area.
Mr. Sumner is well-versed in all aspects of these complex cases and is determined to help you secure fair compensation for your injuries and losses.
Common Causes Of Hit-And-Run Bicycle Accidents
Cycling is a popular sport, activity and means of transportation across California. Unfortunately, more cyclists on the road typically means more bicycle accidents. The most common causes of hit-and-run bicycle accidents are:
- Vehicles ignoring bike lanes
- Negligent driving
- Driving under the influence
- Texting while driving
If you have been injured in a hit-and-run accident, it is crucial to contact a qualified attorney to help you seek justice. Mr. Sumner is well-versed in all aspects of these complex cases and is determined to help you secure fair compensation for your injuries and losses.
What You Should Do After The Accident
File A Police Report Immediately
Even though the driver has fled the scene, you should contact the police immediately to file an accident report. The police can document the scene of the accident and thoroughly investigate your case. Using their extensive resources, they may be able to locate the driver. Even if the driver cannot be found, a police report is crucial to your insurance claim. Attorney Scott Sumner can use his vast knowledge of motor vehicle, car and bicycle accidents to ensure you receive due compensation from your insurance company after an accident has occurred.
Receive Medical Attention
Even if you do not have significant injuries, it is important to promptly seek medical attention. If you fail to do so, your insurance company can downplay the serious nature of this accident, reducing the amount of compensation you receive.
Inform Your Health And Auto Insurance Companies
Since the driver fled the scene, your only source of reparations for damages may be your own insurance companies. As such, you should immediately report the accident to ensure you have the greatest chance of collecting compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, property damage and lost wages.
Attempt To Identify Witnesses
Witnesses can be an invaluable resource to your case. After an accident, you should talk to bystanders and surrounding drivers, bicyclists or pedestrians to obtain as much information as possible. Make sure to collect their contact information and any additional evidence they may have, including images or video from a helmet or phone.
Seeking Maximum Compensation
Sumner Law will fight tirelessly to identify the driver at fault and hold them accountable for their actions. Our wide network of investigators and medical professionals can help us build a strong case on your behalf, while you focus on recovering. To discuss the details of your case, contact our firm online or call us at 925-278-6170.