Q: When should I contact a bike accident lawyer?

A: If you have been injured in a bike accident you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Don’t talk to the insurance company until you have spoken with an experienced bike accident injury lawyer first. It is critical that you know your rights and the tricks and methods the insurance company will use to undermine your claim. Insurance company representatives are trained to ask you questions that will elicit a response that will make you appear to have been party to blame and/or minimize your injuries. Do not assume that these seemingly concerned individual has your best interests at heart. They don’t. Personally, I make a point of promptly returning calls and emails. Even if you don’t have a case that I will accept, I am happy to consult with a fellow cyclist and educate them on their rights and how best to approach the insurance company.