A bicycle accident, especially one involving a car, can have severe injuries and sometimes be life-threatening. Fortunately, most bicycle accidents do not include cars, usually with other bicycles or smaller vehicles. However, you need to act quickly after a bicycle accident, as your immediate actions will determine how much you get compensated for your injuries and property damages.
If you are involved in a bicycle accident, you can speak to an attorney from Naqvi Accident Injury Law as soon as possible. A lawyer will explain your right, what kind of compensation you can claim, and from whom.
What to do after a bicycle accident?
If you are involved in a bike accident, there are some immediate steps you need to take. These steps are essential to ensure safe and secure future finances to treat your injuries and property damages.
- Call the police
After your bicycle accident, contact the police and inform them about your accident. Once the police arrive, they will create an official report of the accident. This report will provide evidence of what happened during and after the accident. The police report is one of the main pieces of evidence to ensure your compensation and justify the injuries and damages you faced in the bicycle accident.
- Recall what happened
After arriving at the accident scene, the police will ask you questions about the accident, like what direction you and the other party were moving, how the collision happened, what injuries you sustained, etc.
So make sure you recall the accident before talking to the police, as the information you provide them will be registered in the official report, which will be later used to determine the at-fault party.
- Record your injuries and damages
Along with the official police report, if you can, take pictures and video of the accident scene, your injuries, and other property damage. These pictures and videos will act as pieces of evidence to file a claim for compensating all your medical treatments and repairs.
- Collect testimonials from witnesses
Look out for people who were present at the time of the accident and witnessed the entire accident and the scene. Talk to them and ask them if they are comfortable providing their statement regarding what happened during the accident.
The testimony from witnesses can be beneficial and will support all the other pieces of evidence. After talking to them, ask for their consent to record their statement and get their contact information if they are willing to come forward to help in the future.