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Experienced Representation After Pedestrian, Bicycle And Scooter Accidents
When navigating the roads and sidewalks of California, pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers operating scooters are often vulnerable to a variety of accidents. Because they are less protected than passengers of motor vehicles, the impact on victims of these accidents can be devastating. They often sustain more severe injuries including brain injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you face a long road to recovery, but having an experienced attorney by your side can help.
The team at Padilla Law Group, LLP, has extensive experience serving accident victims in North San Diego County. Our team is ready to help you understand your rights after an accident and to fight for the best possible results as you recover.
What Should I Do After An Accident?
In the aftermath of an accident, knowing what to do can be a challenge. Between your own injuries and any damage to your property, you might not be aware of the details that are important to your case in the long run.
Do not admit to fault or make any statements about the damage done by the accident. It can be tempting to say, “I’m fine,” when you’ve been injured, but this can undermine your attorney’s ability to recover compensation if injuries or damage become evident later.
File a police report immediately. Even if your injuries are not evident right away, having an account on record may be essential to recovering compensation later. Be sure that the officers record your account of the accident and get their names and badge numbers along with the case number for future reference.
Collect relevant driver and witness contact information. Even if this information is included in the police report, having it on hand can help your case in the future.
Document the incident and preserve evidence. If anything at the scene was damaged, take photographs of the damage including skid marks, any vehicles involved and damage to your bicycle or scooter. Don’t fix damage to your vehicle or throw away your damaged clothing or helmet. Be sure to document any of your injuries. You should also write down everything you can recall about the incident and date these notes. All this information could help your personal injury case later.
Contact an attorney as soon as possible. In addition to helping you prepare evidence to get compensation, an attorney can help ensure that none of these details are overlooked. Our lawyers at Padilla Law Group, LLP, will help you navigate the legal challenges before you and work to get the medical care and financial support you need to recover after your accident.
Defend Your Rights When You Have Been Injured
If you have been involved in an accident as a bicycle or scooter rider or as a pedestrian, our team is here to help. Contact us online or call our Encinitas office at 858-481-5454 to seek the compensation you are due.