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Orange County Bicycle Accident Attorney Describes What They Can Do For You?

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Ever wonder if you should hire a bicycle accident attorney? Think it is maybe unnecessary? Well maybe not. Let me describe the majority of experiences of clients that thought they could handle their case alone.

Two days ago, a woman came in after 1 year or wrangling with the insurance company. Liability was clear, that is, she was struck in the rear while riding her bicycle for sport. She had not treated much, just a little, but still had pain and injury from the accident.

The defendant who hit her, had a major insurance company cover his car. His car was repaired, and he was not hurt. He has moved on with his life, she has not. Instead of reaching her potential, and participating in a triathlon she was training for, she is stuck with a surly adjuster, that has offered her almost nothing for her claim. Her injuries continue to interfere with her life and ability to train.

She found me through my book, Athletes and Accidents. When she came in, I was candid with her. She has done a lot of things wrong on her case so far. First, she did not seek immediate and excellent treatment to cure her injuries. Instead she tried to tough it out, and the insurance company, understandably, now thinks more than a year later that her injuries from the accident are no longer an issue and instead she hurt herself training. As a Orange County bicycle accident attorney, I would have sent her to quality medical care, and the care could be paid out of the case, not her pocket.

Second, she has not had her doctors explain her initial injury and how to train around it. Her injury was to her foot. Instead, the doctors wrote no reports, and their records do not explain anything that was said to the client, or recommendation and precautions. This leaves the insurance company with the ability to argue about the injury and damages. They are also asserting that her training schedule caused or prolonged her injury, even though the doctor supervised her schedule. I would have asked for reports as the case and recovery unfolded, speaking to the doctor if necessary to protect the client.

Third, she actually quit therapy after six weeks, because she was so frustrated with the lack of results. I would have encouraged a work around, goal setting session, just like an athlete would do training for an upcoming event.

Finally, she had to deal with an adjuster, and insurance company that has more interest in saving their money than paying for her claim. The client had to do the accounting, and all the phone calls. An Orange County bicycle accident attorney will do that all for you, so that you can concentrate on your recovery, your sport, work and getting back to the business of life.

She exclaimed that it was not fair, that the driver could get back to normal and she had to continue to suffer. I told her had she come to me early, she would not feel so frustrated. We agreed to take her case, and from now on, my promise to her is that she need not worry about the insurance company and hassle of it all. We will get it done. We referred her to a competent athletes recovery program and she is responding well. While she put up a lot of road blocks to fully recovering under her case, we can and will be able to get it done.

Liability was clear, that is, she was struck in the rear while riding her bicycle for sport. She had not treated much, just a little, but still had pain and injury from the accident. The defendant who hit her, had a major insurance company cover his car. His car was repaired, and he was not hurt. He has moved on with his life, she has not. Instead of reaching her potential, and participating in a triathlon she was training for, she is stuck with a surly adjuster, that has offered her almost nothing for her claim. Her injuries continue to interfere with her life and ability to train.”>Orange County bicycle accident attorney do for you, I hope you will keep a copy of this little story for your review.

James Ballidis is the author of several books on law and accident recovery, including Athletes and Accidents, 9 Pitfalls that Can Delay Your Recovery. For a free copy of this book, call 1 866-981-5596. Please only California resident athletes that have been in an accident may request a free copy. Otherwise, you may purchase the book on Amazon.

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