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5 Essential Steps to Take After a Bicycle Accident

Posted by Alan Fassonaki | Mar 28, 2023

Bicycle accidents are traumatic and often leave riders seriously injured and unsure of what to do next. However, it's essential to take immediate action after a bicycle accident to ensure your safety and protect your legal rights. Here are some steps to follow after a bicycle accident:

  1. Check yourself for injuries: Before anything else, check yourself for injuries. Even if you feel fine, it's always best to err on the side of caution and get medical attention. Call 911 or seek medical assistance immediately if you or someone else involved in the accident has been injured.

  2. Move to a safe location: If you are able to move, move yourself and your bicycle to a safe location, away from traffic. This will prevent any further accidents from happening and will allow you to assess the situation calmly.

  3. Document the scene: Take pictures of the accident scene, including any damage to your bicycle, any vehicles involved, and any injuries you or anyone else suffered. Collect the contact information of any witnesses and record the license plate numbers of any vehicles involved in the accident.

  4. Call the police: It's always a good idea to involve the police after a bicycle accident. They will create an official report, which will be valuable if you need to file an insurance claim or pursue legal action.

  5. Contact an attorney: If you've been injured in a bicycle accident, it's crucial to contact a qualified bicycle accident attorney. They can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages.

In conclusion, a bicycle accident can be a stressful and traumatic experience. However, by following these steps, you can protect your safety and legal rights, and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages. Remember to always prioritize your safety and well-being after a bicycle accident, and seek medical attention immediately if needed. If you believe someone else is at fault for your injuries, talk to a bicycle accident attorney to protect your legal rights.

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Alan Fassonaki

What inspired me to practice personal injury law? I was 9 and imagining the win. My mother was driving me to my basketball game. My older sister came along to support me. While on the road, I thought about practice and replayed our team's game-plan in my mind. Suddenly, I hea...

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