Posted On July 12, 2017 In Personal Injury
Bicyclers may think they are ok after being hit by a car, a recent article on active.com talks about a case involving a Seattle attorney, John Duggan, who was hit on his bicycle. He thought he was unharmed, and didn’t know who was at fault for the accident, so he and the driver parted ways. A half-mile down the road, Duggan started experiencing serious pain and had to go to the emergency room with wrist and shoulder injuries.
Many times, your car insurance will cover damages caused from being hit on a bicycle. It depends on your insurance policy, but if it includes Personal Injury Protection Coverage(PIP), you may be covered. PIP covers damages regardless of who’s at fault, and can include coverage for lost wages in the case of an injury. Another form of coverage that can help is Uninsured/Underinsured motorist coverage. With this coverage, your insurance company steps in and covers damages the other driver is liable for, but does not have insurance to cover. Every insurance policy is different, and you can find out by calling our office for a free review of your insurance policy.
It can be of great help to consult a personal injury attorney with years of experience reviewing insurance policies and determining who is at fault for accidents. Lufkin personal injury attorney Mike Love gives free policy reviews and is dedicated to challenging insurance companies so they don’t offer just the minimum amount of coverage for accident victims.