The phrase goes “once you have learned to ride a bicycle you never forget” and that cannot be more true. The problem is that your chances of being injured are significantly higher than someone in an enclosed automobile. There are four things that you need to look out for or do after a bicycle accident:
- It is important for you to take photographs at the scene. We all have cell phones with cameras on them and you must use them after the accident to memorialize everything.
- . You must contact the police and get an accident report. It is impossible to represent individuals if the people flee the scene and a police officer has not come to generate a incident report. Be sure to tell the truth and listen to what the other side had to say to the police officers.
- It is important for you to get the drivers name, insurance information, telephone number from the other side and make sure the police officer filled out the form completely. It is important for you to get the names and addresses of the witnesses that are there who stuck around to help you after the accident.
- You must go to the emergency room to document that you were injured in the accident. It is not helpful for you to wait seven to fourteen days before you go to the hospital because the PIP laws have changed and it is crucial that you get your injuries documents as soon as possible.
If you or anybody you know has been injured please do not hesitate to call me at 407-315-2182 or contact me through my website.