Were you or a loved one injured in a bicycle accident and have questions? Read these 3 bicycle accident tips, then call our North Augusta lawyers today.
Partial Fault Bike Accident Claim
I recently spoke to a man who was injured in a bicycle accident in North Augusta. In the accident report he was found to be partially at fault. One of his first questions was, “Can I still bring an insurance claim, even though I’m being held partially at fault?” The answer to that is, it depends. South Carolina, like many states, follows a comparative negligence rule, which basically means that, if the other person is just a little bit more negligent, you can still bring a claim. Your damages, however, will be reduced by the percentage of fault that a jury allocates to you.
If you think that someone was more negligent than you in any type of accident, including a bicycle accident, it’s worth your time to get in touch with an attorney so that the attorney can evaluate the facts of your case. Even if you think that you might have been even more at fault, it’s still important to get in touch with an attorney. An attorney might see things that you did not and might be able to show that, in fact, it was actually the other party who was at fault. If anyone out there has been in a bicycle accident and has questions about negligence or how they can go about bringing an insurance claim, please contact our office. We would be happy to talk to you.
Bicycle Accident Settlement Timeline
I was recently contacted by a man who was in a bicycle accident, and one of his first questions was, “How long does this process take?” I explained to him that the process takes as long as his medical treatment takes to complete, and that he shouldn’t even attempt a settlement with an insurance carrier until he’s reached maximum medical improvement. Until he reaches that point, he doesn’t know how badly he’s injured. If he doesn’t know how badly he’s injured, he can’t present a complete story to the insurance carrier. At the same time, it depends also on the reasonableness of the insurance carrier itself. Some insurance carriers are reasonable and want to adjust claims fairly, and other ones are not. That can have a great impact on any case.
The length of the case will depend upon the extent of the injuries sustained by the person and by the reasonableness of the insurance carrier. If you’ve been in a car wreck or a bicycle accident, we’re here to help you at Nimmons, Malchow, Johnson.
Selecting a Bicycle Accident Lawyer
I spoke recently to a man from Graniteville who was in a bicycle accident. He was riding his bicycle and was struck by a vehicle. One of his first questions was how he should go about finding a competent attorney. I told him there are many competent attorneys out there who can represent him and do a good job, but that what he wanted to do was make sure that he got an attorney who was experienced in handling bicycle cases, specifically. He needed an attorney who could tell him that they have handled similar cases in the past, and who was not afraid to see a case through the litigation process. As just such an attorney, I’m here to help anyone who has been in a bicycle accident. If you have been in an accident, please call us at Nimmons, Malchow, Johnson.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence and have questions about the 3 bicycle accident tips? Contact the experienced North Augusta bicycle accident lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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