4 Steps to Take After a Bicycle Accident
Summer is here and with the warm weather comes opportunity for more outdoor activities. If you enjoy exercise and being outside during the warmer months, you may find yourself choosing your bike over your car to get across town. But be careful, drivers can be careless and the possibility of being struck by a car while biking is a scary reality. Stay safe and follow state laws, but if you find yourself in a collision with an automobile make sure to follow these steps.
If you are conscious and able, call 911 immediately and request a medical exam. You may not be experiencing any immediate notable injuries, but pain following an accident could take days to develop. Never volunteer the information that you are “okay” until you are certain there are no further issues.
Get the Info
While you are waiting for the police, get the information of the driver who hit you. Try not to talk with the driver about anything other than their information. Be sure to take a picture of their license, license plate, and insurance information as well photos of damage to the vehicle, your bicycle, and any visible injuries to yourself. If there are witnesses available, be sure to get their information as well.
Go to the Doctor
Following the accident, it is important to immediately seek medical attention. If you do not see a doctor and realize you are injured later, there may be problems convincing the driver’s insurance that the injuries were a direct result of the accident.
Speak with a Lawyer
At The Law Offices of John P. Burns, we specialize in winning Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, and Dog Bite Injury cases. If you have been injured in an accident and have questions about what options you may have, please feel free to call us at 949-496-7000 or send us a message here.