Colorado Bicycle Lawyers: Side Swipe Accidents
Riding a bicycle in Colorado can be great exercise and a lot of fun. It can also be very dangerous, regardless of how careful, safe and cautious you are. This couldn’t be truer than when you find yourself riding in traffic where cars are present. After hitting a bicyclist, motorists oftentimes claim that they never saw the bicyclist or that the bicyclist came much faster than they expected.
Fact is, bikes are difficult to see especially when the motorist is distracted by outside variables. Then there are those instances where motorists simply don’t care how close they come to a biker or worse, the cases where they purposely hit a bicyclist to “teach them a lesson.” Unfortunately, more often than you would believe, bicyclist are involved in a side swipe bicycle accident where the motorist either doesn’t know they hit someone and they continue on or stop to render aid and assistance. In either of these scenarios, there are things you can do if you’ve been injured in a side swipe bicycle accident.
Protect Yourself Before the Crash
Perhaps the most important thing you can do to protect yourself legally when riding a bike is to purchase uninsured motorist coverage (UM) or underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage through your automobile insurance policy. Many bicyclist do not realize they can purchase this protection through their own auto carrier and it will apply if they are involved in a hit and run situation or in a situation where the careless or negligent driver does not carry enough insurance. Usually, this coverage is very affordable and provides insurance coverage where otherwise there might be none.
Contact Zinda Law Group Today
At Zinda Law Group, we have provided counsel to many side swipe bicycle accident victims and their loved ones throughout Colorado. Many of us are avid cyclists and are aware of the legal nuances involved in these claims. Also, we have handled numerous side swipe bicycle accident cases and are very adept at finding insurance coverage that other lawyers may have missed.
We provide a free initial consultation to all of our clients. You can contact us through our website or call us at 303-800-1501. We handle all of our cases on a contingency fee arrangement. There is no charge to our clients unless a recovery is obtained.