My Child Was Hit on Bicycle

Bicycling is a great way to keep your kids active and enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately, children make up a majority of the bicycle accidents that involve vehicles.

If your child was hit on a bicycle, it’s important to act quickly. Insurance companies aren’t going to be lenient just because your kid was hurt. A better understanding of the law and what to do after your child has been injured can prevent mistakes that hurt the accident claim.

Proving Negligence

Driver’s are expected to exercise a maximum amount of caution when driving near children on bicycles. Children, on the other hand, are held to lower standards of carefulness. If a driver knows that young bicyclists will be around the area, they are expected to increase their amount of caution.

Attention to the road should be critical near

  • Schools
  • School Bus Stops
  • Parks
  • Residential Neighborhoods

Children on bicycles can suddenly cross the street or even fall. Which is why drivers are expected to drive with extra caution.

If your child was hit on a bicycle, it’s important to prove the driver was not exercising necessary safe driving skills. Accidents involving cyclists, even children, are not always the fault of the driver.

Having an experienced personal injury attorney will help in establishing liability.

What to Do After Your Child Is Hit on a Bicycle

First, get immediate medical help for your child. Seeking medical attention right after the accident can provide proper treatment from the start and prevent injuries from becoming even more serious.

Collecting the following information will be useful when pursuing compensation.

  • Insurance Information – You will need the driver’s insurance information in order to open a claim.
  • Photos – Make sure to take pictures of the accident scene, property damage to the vehicle, and your child’s injuries.
  • Preserve Evidence – Do no throw away your child’s bicycle. It’s evidence to prove the severity of the accident and the injuries your little one received.
  • Contact a Lawyer – Have your child’s rights protected with the help of an experienced lawyer.

Insurance companies don’t have any incentive to pay what’s fair when they receive nothing in return. In bicycle accidents, they will often claim the cyclist has partially or fully caused the accident.

Don’t let that happen to your child. At Bergener Mirejovsky, we understand what it takes to ensure that your little one is in good hands. Our experienced accident attorneys will fiercely negotiate to get the medical care and the deserved compensation. Call us if your child was hit on a bicycle for a free consultation at 1-800-881-2021. Let us help you and your family get better.

That means we charge you nothing unless we reach a successful settlement of your claim. If we don’t get you compensated for your damages, you don’t pay us a dime.