One car almost hit him, and to avoid it, he hit his brakes, which caused him to fly off his bike, but was then run over by a different car. My boyfriend did not have lights on his bike and had 2 drinks. He now has 3 broken ribs, a broken nose, and several cuts that needed stitches. There was an incident report but no citations were issued. What do we do next? Should the driver's insurance pay for the hospital bills?
see a lawyer after he has received medical attention. without more facts its not possible to determine whether he may have a case. a lawyer would be able to review the report and speak with your boyfriend to obtain the necessary information to determine whether he has a claim or not
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You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing.
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I am sorry to hear that this happened. Your b/f may very well have a claim. He should make sure he seeks appropriate medical attention. You want to ensure that he has not suffered an injury which is more severe than you may believe. Also, any potential recovery depends on you documenting your injuries by way of his medical records.
You need an experience attorney to aggressively pursue his case and to work to recover fair compensation for his injuries and all he is going through. This can include recovery for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement and more. Feel free to give me or another lawyer of choice a call to discuss your case. If you call me, the consultation is free and your case would be handled on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t pay anything upfront and we front the money for all legal related costs. It is important that you contact someone quickly, because you only have a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit and it is also likely that evidence must be preserved in order to ensure your greatest recovery possible.
Robert D. Fink
Law Office of Meyer and Blumenshine
105 W Adams St., 39th Fl.
Chicago, Il 60603
Representing individuals in personal injury, wrongful death, and catastrophic injury matters.
Just as all of the other attorneys have stated, you should ensure that your boyfriend receives all medical treatment needed first and foremost. You should also consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to make sure that your boyfriend preserves the rights to any claims he may be able to make. A personal injury attorney can further advice your and your boyfriend of the strengths and weaknesses of your boyfriends case and can guide you in what steps must be taken. I also encourage you to refrain from providing any further statements to anyone until you have spoken with an attorney.
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