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The things you say and do after a bicycle accident matter – both in terms of your health and your legal health. There are certain steps you can take to protect your legal right to getting the compensation you deserve. For the legal help that you need, reach out to an attorney at the Kuvara Law Firm today to schedule a free case evaluation with a California bicycle attorney.

Get the Necessary Medical Care

The absolute most important thing after you have been involved in a bicycle accident is your health. Chances are that you have suffered some type of injury in the accident. If you were taken to the hospital, you need to continue to follow up on your case after you have been released. 

If you have not yet received medical care, you need to see a doctor for an examination. Your injuries may be worse than you thought. In addition, when you seek medical attention, your healthcare provider will create a medical record that you can use as evidence of your injuries. Without a medical record, it can be difficult to recover compensation.

Hire a Bicycle Accident Lawyer to Represent You

Given the severity of your accident, chances are that you were too injured at the scene to begin to gather any evidence on your own. However, bicycle accident evidence has a limited shelf life and can disappear quickly. Things do not stand still around you while you recover from your injuries.

An experienced bicycle accident lawyer will get to work assembling the proof that you need to demonstrate your legal case. They may speak to witnesses or work with experts to show that the driver was to blame for what happened. First, you need to call the attorney and sign a representation agreement that allows them to handle your case. If you are not able to contact a lawyer, have a trusted family member reach out to an attorney for you. The insurance company is already starting to do its own work, so you cannot afford to be unrepresented. 

Gather the Relevant Documentation

If you are able, you should gather your own documentation that may help your case. Your lawyer would need to estimate the value of your case for when they file the claim or lawsuit. You should be able to present your lawyer with all the necessary information so they can come up with a dollar value of what you should be seeking. In addition, you should preserve any evidence that you have that can prove your case. 

Contact a California Bicycle Accident Lawyer Today

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, the attorneys at Kuvara Law Firm are ready to go to work for you. All you need to do is reach out to us today to discuss your case and then hire us to represent you. It does not take any money upfront. To schedule your free initial consultation, contact us online or call our office today.

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