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What NOT to do if You’re hit by a Negligent Motorist While on Your Bike

If a negligent motorist runs into you while you’re riding your bicycle, you’ll want to avoid mistakes that can hurt your health AND your right to compensation for medical bills, lost pay, pain, and other problems:

1) DO NOT ignore injuries; they might turn out to be serious. Get to the emergency room or see a qualified doctor ASAP.

2) DO NOT let the at-fault driver leave before you contact the police. The police will need to investigate the accident and make a report on all the details.

3) NEVER talk to the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Without realizing it, you might say something that will hurt your legal rights and help the insurer avoid paying your claim.

4) DO NOT start riding again before a doctor gives you the OK. If you ride without a doctor’s approval and your injuries get worse, you may lose your legal rights to payment for your claim. You should go back to riding only If your doctor tells you it will help your injury.

5) DO NOT start riding again before you have your bike checked out by an expert to make sure it is safe.

6) DO NOT have your bike repaired before talking to your attorney. Your attorney may need to show the type and location of the damage on the bike to the insurance company or jury to prove you did not cause the accident.

Accident attorney Neil Kopitsky of Stokes & Kopitsky is a racing cyclist who has continuously represented injured bicyclists for over 15 years. If you have been in a bicycle accident, please call us. We care about helping injured bicyclists and have recovered many significant settlements and awards for cyclists injured due to the fault of motorists.

There is no charge for your first consultation, and our fees and the costs are paid from the settlement or award we obtain for you. If we do not obtain a settlement or court award for you, there are no fees. We answer our phones 24/7. Please call Stokes & Kopitsky toll-free at 800-700-5050 for highly experienced, caring legal help for injuries from a bicycle/car crash or other accident.

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