Bike Accident FAQs

In Colorado and Nevada, biking is extremely popular, increasing the chances of bicycle accidents. From 2013 to 2017, bicyclist fatalities increased by over 33 percent in Colorado. If you or someone you know is involved in a bike accident, it is important to understand your right to file a personal injury claim. At Kim Welch Law, we are prepared to fight for you and the compensation you deserve for mental and physical injuries. Because a lot of people are not aware of what happens after a bike accident, our team has answered some common questions we receive about bike accident claims.

Is There A Statute Of Limitations For Bicycle Injury Claims?
In Colorado, the statute of limitations is three years. In Nevada, the statute of limitations for a bike accident is two years. There may be deadlines that differ from these time frames, so it is important to consult your personal injury lawyer to make sure you file your personal injury claim on time.
Do Bicyclists Always Have The Right Of Way?
No, bicyclists must follow the same rules as a driver and yield the right of way to pedestrians and other vehicles as appropriate..
My Insurance Company Keeps Calling Me About The Bike Accident, Should I Speak With Them?
No, it is best to let your lawyer handle all communication with the insurance company, whether it is yours or the other person’s.
What Are Some Common Causes Of Bicycle Accidents?
Bicycle accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, including distracted driving, speeding, equipment malfunctions, lack of proper riding gear, and riding on uneven surfaces.
What Should I Do If I Am Involved In A Bicycle Accident?

If you are involved in a bike accident, take the following steps:

  • DO NOT admit any fault or liability.
  • Call the police.
    • If you are able to do so, call the police and report the accident, even if the accident does not seem serious. Make sure to ask the police for a copy of the accident report. If they are unable to give you a copy of the accident report, make sure you get a reference number for the accident.
  • Seek medical attention.
    • Bicycle accidents can be dangerous and result in serious injuries. Make sure to go to the hospital or your doctor and get a medical evaluation as soon as possible. Remember to ask for a copy of all medical records.
  • Document the scene of the accident.
    • If you are able to do so safely, document the scene of the accident. This may include taking pictures of the accident, collecting statements from eyewitnesses, and taking notes about the road conditions.
  • Get the other person’s information.
    • Whether it was a driver who hit you or a motorcyclist, make sure to ask for their contact information, insurance information, driver’s license information, and license plate.
  • Contact an experienced bicycle accident lawyer.
    • Make sure to call a bike accident lawyer right away, so he/she can begin to build your case. The more time your lawyer has to collect evidence and build your case, the better.
What Type Of Damages May I Recover?
Possible damages you may be compensated for include medical expenses, loss of current and future wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
What Are Some Common Injuries That Occur From Bicycle Accidents?
Common injuries include broken bones, head trauma, road rash, neck injuries, spinal cord damage, and concussions.
Why Is It Important To Have A Personal Injury Lawyer Represent Me And My Case?
It is essential to have a lawyer experienced with bike accident cases represent you. Bike accident lawyers will understand the laws thoroughly, and will take the time to investigate your case and gather evidence. By hiring a bike accident law firm, such as Kim Welch Law, you have the best chance of gaining rightful compensation.

Hire An Experienced Bike Accident Lawyer

Kim Welch and her team have the knowledge and experience necessary to fight for your personal injury case. Being involved in a bike accident can be a scary experience, but we will support you throughout the entire legal process and fight for you to get the compensation you deserve. If you or someone you know has been involved in a bike accident, call our office as soon as possible! We are here for you and look forward to representing you and your case.

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