Bike Accidents in Modesto
We are personal injury lawyers that represent clients that were involved in bike accidents in Modesto. Certainly, thousands of bike accidents happen yearly. Many of the accidents are very traumatic and caused serious injuries. Often, a bike rider is hit by a vehicle. Rarely, does a bicyclist hit a car. Generally, those accidents happen at intersections. A car is speeding along and ignoring traffic or traffic signs. Our personal injury attorneys are focused on making sure that clients involved in bike accidents in Modesto are legally represented and their rights protected.
Responsibility for Bike Accidents in Modesto
Never leave the scene of a bike accident in Modesto before the police arrive. The actions that you take are more important than you might think. Leaving the scene of an accident might make people assume that you were responsible for the accident. In addition, if you leave the scene, you might not be able to identify the driver that hit your bike. Wait for the police to arrive and give your version of the accident. File a report with the police. Don’t argue with the driver of the vehicle. Don’t try to negotiate terms.
Here is another bit of advice we like potential clients to follow: Document all injuries that were due to the accident. Make sure that every scratch, cut, or bruise is well documented in medical records. If possible, take pictures of the injuries received right at the scene of the accident. Don’t disturb the evidence. Leave the bike in the same position. Do not change your clothes or remove any clothing items. Take pictures of the damaged bike, your helmet, and any other equipment that was attached to the bike. This is important evidence that is vital to your injury claim.
Bike accidents in Modesto can be devastating. If you’ve been involved in a bike accident in Modesto with a car, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our firm. We will handle your lawsuit and advise you on the best way to proceed. Contact Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Goodwin for more information.