What Should I do After Being Injured in a Bicycle Accident?

Cycling is one of the most cost-effective, healthy means of transportation. However, it is not without risk. Sometimes, cyclists are involved in accidents, and as you can imagine, they are very often injured as a result. If you have been injured in an accident, here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:

What are the most common types of bicycle accidents?

  • Side-swiping accidents: These generally occur when a cyclist is riding in the actual road due to a lack of shoulder. Sometimes, other motorists get impatient and try to overtake the cyclist without sufficient room, side-swiping the cyclist as a result.
  • Dooring accidents: These will happen when a motorist opens his or her car door into a cyclist’s path without looking.
  • Rear-end accidents: These most commonly occur either at stop signs or when a cyclist is moving left around parked cars. Motorists are responsible for staying at least three car lengths back from other motorists, so if a cyclist is injured in this way, he or she is most likely entitled to financial compensation
  • Right side accidents: These accidents happen when a cyclist is hooked by a car turning right at an intersection when positioned to the right of the car.

How do I recover compensation after being involved in an accident?

To recover financial compensation after a bicycle accident, you will have to first hire an attorney who can prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. The insurance companies may try to deny you financial compensation, which is why it is so important you hire a knowledgeable attorney you can trust.

What is the statute of limitations in Delaware?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in the state of Delaware is two years. This means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit against a negligent motorist. If you wait past the 2-year mark, you will be denied your right to sue. Our firm is ready to fight for your rights. The sooner you file, the better.

Contact our experienced Delaware firm

We understand how terrifying an auto accident and its aftermath can be. If you or someone you know was involved in a personal injury accident and wishes to speak with a skilled attorney, contact Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. today.

MW&M is comprised of an experienced team of attorneys focusing on legal matters of personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, product liability, and wrongful death in Delaware. If you require an effective attorney to guide you through these difficult legal matters, contact MW&M today to schedule a free case evaluation. We are here to help.