Bicycle Accident Attorney Davenport
Florida has great weather, especially if you want to go for a bike ride. Unfortunately, Florida is also the most dangerous state per capita in the country when it comes to bicycle accidents, meaning that every time you hop on your bike to enjoy the wonderful Florida sun, you are also putting yourself at a high risk of an injury, or even death. One of the most important things to understand when you choose to ride a bicycle in Florida is that there are people who are ready and willing to help you fight for what you deserve if you suffer an injury.
The most important thing for you to focus on after you are injured in a biking accident in Davenport is your own personal health and recovery, but one of the best ways to prioritize your recovery is to start working with a personal injury attorney. This way, you can prioritize your health while you are confident that there is an experienced professional who is making sure that the appropriate steps are being taken to cover your legal and financial options.
Read more below about how the team at Abercrombie P.A. can help you handle your injuries, and contact us now for a free initial consultation. During your free consultation, you will be able to speak with a Davenport personal injury lawyer about the circumstances of your accident, the extent of your injuries, the impact that this unfortunate situation has had on your life, and how we can help you move forward.
What To Do After a Bicycle Accident in Davenport
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, the most important thing to do is ensure that you are out of the way of additional hazards and that the injuries you have sustained will hopefully not be exacerbated due to other factors. This means staying still or on the ground if you suspect that you have suffered severe injuries. Contact 911 immediately if someone else has not already.
If your injuries are not so severe that you must stay still and on the ground, make sure that you are out of the road and to a safe place like a sidewalk, breakdown lane, median strip, or somewhere else out of oncoming traffic. Never tell the driver that you are ok, or admit fault for anything that happened. Unfortunately, this means avoiding apologizing, as this can complicate your possible legal cases by showing that you were apologizing because you knew and admitted that you were at fault for the accident.
Seek Medical Attention
It is absolutely essential for your long-term health that you get the medical attention that you need as soon as possible. Oftentimes, people refuse an ambulance or emergency medical help from EMTs on the scene and do not realize the extent of their injuries because of the adrenaline of the crash. If the professionals on the scene believe that you need medical help, it is highly suggested that you accept it. Otherwise, visit your primary care physician as soon as possible.
Visiting your doctor is a good idea simply for the fact that you can be certain that all of your injuries are addressed, but it additionally has the benefit of establishing a record of your injuries early into the recovery process. These will come in handy during negotiations with an insurance company, or during a personal injury lawsuit.
Contact An Attorney
Once your immediate injuries have been addressed, contact an attorney as soon as possible to get an understanding of what to expect moving forward. Knowing that you have a lawyer on your team early on will be a great way to reduce the stress of your progress, and give you the confidence that you need to focus on your recovery without needing to worry about the administrative or legal issues that need to be addressed at the same time. Your attorney is experienced with bicycle accidents and legal processes in the Polk County Courts, which will be a major help for you as you are fighting for the money that you deserve for your injuries and financial losses.
Schedule Your Consultation Now
Do not continue to suffer alone. When you are working with the team at Abercrombie, P.A., you have a dedicated team behind you who is working through negotiations with the insurance company, building your case for a personal injury lawsuit, and making sure that all of your deadlines are being met to maximize your chances for a fair and equitable settlement.