Riding a bicycle is a great form of exercise and mode of transportation. While riding a bicycle is generally considered to be a very safe activity, there are situations in which you may be involved in an accident. If you are involved in a bike accident, there are several things you should do to make sure you are not seriously injured and are properly represented.
Make Report and Gather Evidence
When you are involved in an accident, one thing that you will need to do is make a report and gather evidence. If the person driving the car does not flee the scene, it should be easy to work with them to obtain their vehicle and insurance information. If they do you happen to leave without checking on your status, you should do your best to take a picture of the vehicle and contact the police immediately to fill out a police report.
Receive Medical Attention
If you are involved in a bicycle accident, the most important thing that you need to do is make sure that you are OK. If you are seriously hurt, you should go to the hospital and receive medical attention immediately. Even if you do not have any obvious signs of injury, it would still be a good idea to go in for an examination as there could be internal damage that is not yet evident.
If you are involved in an accident while you were riding a bike, you should also contact us for legal representation. Our firm will be able to provide you with consultation on your case and work with all other parties involved in the accident to ensure you are properly represented. This can include receiving a settlement for damage your property, coverage for your medical bills, and even reimbursement for any pain and suffering.