Cycling is one of the best means of transportation, between its cost-effectiveness and the health benefits associated with the exercise it provides. However, cyclists involved in accidents with automobiles are very often severely injured as a result. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you are most likely now seeking compensation to help you recover. Here are some of the questions you may have about the legal process going forward:
What can cause a bicycle accident?
Bicyclists are more vulnerable to many of the elements, including bad weather, poor road conditions, negligent road designs, and more. However, the most common cause of bicycle accidents is driver negligence. Drivers everywhere are texting while driving, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, or even just plain speeding, recklessly weaving in and out of lanes. This behavior, unsurprisingly, causes accidents all over the country.
How do I know if I qualify for compensation?
To qualify for financial compensation, you must first satisfy the burden of proof. Rather simply, this means that you will have to prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, insurance companies will very often try to deny you the compensation you truly need. This is why it is always best to first hire an attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claims process.
What can an attorney do to help me win a claim?
Our attorneys are educated and experienced in gathering and assembling the evidence needed to prove a personal injury claim. When you hire our firm, we will immediately begin recovering security camera footage of the accident, pictures of the accident’s aftermath, police reports of the incident, eyewitness statements verifying your claim, medical documents detailing the severity of your injuries, and more.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Alabama?
The statute of limitations in Alabama 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. While two years may sound like a lot of time, the truth is, the sooner you file, the better chance you have at recovering the financial compensation you deserve. If you wait any longer than two years, you will be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to get the claims process started.
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