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Injured in a bicycle accident? Here’s what you should know

On Behalf of | Mar 10, 2021 | Personal Injury

Whether you ride a bicycle for enjoyment or out of necessity, you deserve to feel safe on the road. Unfortunately, you already know all too well that some drivers in Delaware simply do not like to share the road. If you are recovering from a serious bicycle accident, here is what you need to know. 

Are you facing an unfair bias? 

In Delaware, bicyclists and drivers have the same rights on the road. Despite this, many drivers do not give bicyclists enough room, refuse to fairly share the road or even overlook them altogether. This is because most people are unfairly biased against bicycle riders. This means you might be facing an uphill battle to getting compensation even if you did nothing wrong. 

Proving fault 

To get compensation for your injuries, you will need to prove that the other driver was at fault. You will want to make sure that you have robust help on your side since you might already be facing a disadvantage as a bicyclist. When determining fault, you might really benefit from help when doing some of the following: 

  • Reviewing eyewitness accounts 
  • Reviewing police reports 
  • Collecting evidence from the scene 

You will also need to demonstrate your damages from the bicycle accident, such as lost income, medical expenses and pain and suffering. This can be quite tedious and timeconsuming, and is just another emotional stressor in your life. Working closely with an attorney who is intimately familiar with pursuing personal injury claims in Delaware may prove helpful in your situation.