In the beautiful city of Los Angeles, many people ride a bike to get from point A to point B. While this may not be something you do every day of the week, it is a great way to get outdoors, save on gas and get some exercise.
But here is the problem with riding a bike: There is always the chance you could be involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. If this happens, you are at a disadvantage due to the fact that you don’t have much protection.
If you are involved in a bike accident, here are several key steps you need to take:
— If you are able to do so, remove yourself from harm’s way. This often means getting to a sidewalk or parking lot, as opposed to remaining in a lane of traffic.
— Contact the police and ask them to take a report of the accident.
— Exchange information with the driver of any vehicle that is involved.
— Take notes regarding the accident. This can also include pictures, as well as information associated with any witnesses.
— Receive immediate medical attention.
As always, it is important to remember this: Your health comes first. If you are injured to the point of not being able to take these steps, don’t worry about it. You need to focus on your health, first and foremost.
Have you been injured in a bike accident? We are here to help. Contact us for the help you need to receive compensation for your injuries and other damages.