When you take to the road on a bicycle, your intention is to have a good time, or perhaps get a little exercise. But you also realize that one mistake by a driver could put you in a dangerous position, such as on the side of the road with serious injuries. This is it not something you want to think about, but it is definitely something you should be prepared for.
If you are involved in a bicycle accident, here are several steps you need to take:
— Don’t wait to contact the authorities. You need immediate help, as you want to seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
— Do your best to ensure that police show up at the scene to issue a report.
— Gather information regarding the accident, such as photographing the scene and taking down contact details of any witnesses.
— Take your bike to a shop and have it assessed for damage.
While all of these steps are important, what matters most is your health. If you are seriously injured, you may not have time to do any of these things. Instead, they must wait until you are recovered.
We know just how serious a bicycle accident can be. If you find yourself in this position, it is a must to protect your legal rights. You can learn more by reaching out to us online or via phone. Once we speak, you will have a better idea of what to do next. It is our goal to help you fully recover and to receive the compensation you deserve.