Bicycle accidents happen because, unfortunately, most motor vehicle drivers are clueless when it comes to the rules of the road.
Accidents involving bicycles often result in serious injuries involving the bicyclist’s spinal cord and the brain. When it comes to collisions, the bicyclist and his/her bike are simply no match for any motor vehicle. Due to the lack of any metal barrier that might protect a bicyclist during a collision, the resulting injuries are often devastating.
What to Do If You Get Into A Bicycle Accident?
If you get into an accident while riding your bicycle, remain calm and rational so you can remember the crucial things you have to do.
- Wait for the police.
Even if you think your injuries are minor, please do not immediately leave the accident scene. Wait for the police so they can document everything and file a police report. Once a police officer is present, make sure they get your statement.
- Get the name and the contact information of the other party involved in the accident.
Have someone else do it for you if the injuries you sustained rendered you unable to do so. If there are witnesses, get their information as well.
- Document or record as much as you can.
Note the basic information about the accident (what, where, when, why and how). Photograph your injuries and get immediate medical attention.
- Don’t wash off the evidence.
Preserve all pieces of evidence including your damaged bicycle, clothing, and helmet. Take pictures that show the condition of these things right after the accident.
- Contact a personal injury lawyer to help you go through the complex legal process of filing a personal injury claim.
Get A Personal Injury Lawyer Who Fights for Bicyclists’ Rights!
If you or someone you care about has been involved in a bicycle accident, contact The Cook Law Office’s team of personal injury lawyers. We will protect and assert your rights. Just because you are riding a bicycle doesn’t mean your rights as a road user should be taken lightly. We will get the compensation you rightfully deserve for all the damages and losses you suffered because of the accident.
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