Being involved in a bike accident is scary. Not only will this shake you up mentally, but it could lead to a variety of physical injuries. This is why it’s so important to know which steps to take if you find yourself in this position.
— Seek immediate medical attention. There is nothing more important than this step, so make sure it’s the first thing you do.
— Contact police. If you are unable to do so, ask somebody else, such as a witness, to call on your behalf.
— Gather information. If you are up to it, gather evidence associated with the accident. For example, you can take pictures of your bike and the vehicle that struck you.
— Report your accident. Don’t hesitate to report what happened to your insurance company
— Obtain a copy of the police report. This is helpful as you attempt to receive compensation from the negligent party.
— Learn more about your legal rights.
At our law firm, we have represented many people who have been injured in a bicycle accident. We start out by reviewing the details of the accident. From there, we work with you to determine who was at fault and how to best receive compensation.
As noted above, your health is top priority. You want to receive immediate medical attention as to better understand your injuries and future treatment. Once you do this, you can feel better about the steps to come. This typically includes a review of the accident with an eye toward holding the negligent party responsible.