San Diego Bike Hit and Run Attorney
Victim of a Hit and Run? Call (888) 233-5020
Hit and run drivers represent the height of irresponsibility. Not only have they hit and injured a bicyclist, they then speed off, further endangering the health and life of the victim. Under state law, any person involved in an accident is required to stop and render aid. After an impact with a bicycle, the person is often seriously injured; emergency services must be called immediately to provide lifesaving treatment. A person left on the road, whether adult or child, may be suffering life-threatening injuries.
What To Do in a Bike Hit and Run Accident
After a bike hit and run, the most urgent issue is to get medical treatment. Another person, possibly a witness to the accident, will usually contact 911 to get emergency services while the negligent driver flees the scene. Sadly, in many of these cases, the bicyclist is seriously or fatally injured. Those who survive may be facing months of treatment, and may never again enjoy life as they had prior to the accident. What are the options for getting compensation? In some cases, the negligent driver is identified. He or she may have been drunk, driving without insurance, or on a suspended license, making the legal situation more complex. The bicyclist’s own insurances may be the only available option for seeking help in paying for medical treatment and care.
If the driver has fled the scene of the accident, it is imperative that law enforcement is contacted so that a police report can be filed, and the driver sought and hopefully identified. Contacting police is extremely important in any hit and run, including bicycle accidents. Your own insurance companies must also be contacted. If you own a vehicle, your auto insurance may provide coverage, and your health insurance covers medical treatment.
Surprisingly, your own insurance company may be difficult to deal with, even if you have faithfully paid your premiums. It is advised that a hit and run bike accident case is managed by a skilled San Diego bicycle accident attorney. Insurance company adjusters work to reduce the value of claims. Only a lawyer can review your insurances and determine the coverage that you carry, and your ability to access the necessary funds to move forward.
Types of Injuries in Hit and Run Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle accidents are exceptionally dangerous. The injuries can include the following, even when the bicyclist wore a helmet:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage/internal injuries
- Severe abrasions, prone to infection
How Jurewitz Law Group is Different
At our firm, our San Diego bike accident hit and run lawyers have a personal commitment to our clients and their families. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of professionalism, and we are compassionate and dedicated to our clients. Our goal is to help them to pursue the maximum possible in compensation. We have recovered tens of millions for our clients, and are prepared to review and evaluate your case and advise you of the best way to move forward after a bike hit and run.
Contact our San Diego Bike Hit and Run Attorneys
Call our San Diego personal injury lawyers at (619) 233-5020 or (888) 233-5020 today for the professional legal assistance you deserve.
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Call the Jurewitz Law Group at (619) 233-5020 and begin your path to recovery with a no-cost consultation today.