Q: What’s the point in consulting a Vancouver bicycle accident lawyer over a minor bang up?
Whether your bike clipped a branch, sending you into a ditch, or a negligent motorist caused your Vancouver bicycle accident, you feel “pretty okay.”
Sure, you collected a few bumps and bruises. You might even feel shocked, shaken up, headachey, dizzy, nauseous, and sleepy. But you imagine that these symptoms will go away pretty soon. You'll be back on the road in no time.
So what's the point of getting ginned up about what happened and calling a lawyer?
Good question. Let's look at the outcome from two angles.
1. One possible outcome: You are, indeed, totally fine and the crash was no big deal.
2. Another possibility: You sustained a serious injury with subtle symptoms; and injury that will require years to treat and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of medical care.
Let's say the second outcome is very unlikely— a 1% chance. Even still, you should call a good Vancouver bike accident law firm. It's a no brainer. Here's why.
Imagine you call a law firm just to be on the safe side. Your situation is no big deal, so you end up wasting 10 minutes or so of your time. On the other hand, what if the injury really is serious? The law firm helps you build a great case, and you collect $300,000 that you otherwise wouldn't get. Not a bad bargain!
Meanwhile, imagine you ignore the problem and don’t call a lawyer. In our theoretical example, 99 times out of 100, you will be just fine. But say you get unlucky. Your medical situation is bad. But thanks to your delay, you fail to build a good case, and now you need to find that $300,000 out of pocket.
Yes, the worst-case scenario is unlikely. But isn’t it worth it, just in terms of peace of mind, to find out what your rights and possible remedies might be? Get in touch with the proactive, competent team at McComb Witten now for a free consultation.