Bicycle accidents often involve catastrophic or deadly injuries because of the difference in size between a bicycle and an automobile. This and the fact that a bicyclist is exposed and unprotected from the outside can result in injuries with devastating and sometimes life-long effects. This is why it is critically important for the injured bicyclists to seek representation from the beginning from a Gwinnett County bicycle accident lawyer. He or she will need an advocate throughout the difficult recovery to help obtain the compensation deserved and to fight the case with the client’s best interests in mind.
According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, 21,287 cyclists were injured in reported car accidents, including 3,514 who were killed or seriously injured in 2014, and the numbers are increasing every year as cycling gains popularity.
Whether the injuries are relatively minor to severely complex, it is important for the injured party to continue visiting the right medical providers for the full course of the recommended treatment. Our Gwinnett County bike accident attorneys can assist clients in getting established and scheduled with excellent doctors for their treatment and can also help them in seeking compensation for ongoing issues or impairment that, unfortunately, may last a lifetime. Insurance companies may try to rush their customers toward settlement before the bills accrue, but it is vital for patients to completely understand the extent of their injuries and lost wages before settling for less than they need and deserve.