Sideswipe Bike Accident
"A car sideswiped my bike and caused me to fall onto the ground. I suffered road rash and a shoulder injury. Should I pursue a personal injury claim against the driver?"
It is wise to pursue a personal injury claim against the other driver’s insurance company if your injuries are costly and causing you to miss work. This way you can make sure you get enough compensation to cover your medical bills, physical therapy, lost wages from being off work, and more. Road rash can be quite painful, causing damage to your skin that can last a long time. Depending on the severity of the road rash, it may take weeks, months, or even longer to heal.
Additionally, if your shoulder injury is causing you to miss work or not lead the life you are used to, then you deserve to hold the other driver accountable for the wrongs that you suffered. Because bicycle accidents can be complicated, it is in your best interest to talk with a skilled bicycle accident lawyer. An attorney skilled in personal injury law will be able to review your case to make sure your interests are protected and that you receive just compensation for the injustice you suffered.