Steps to Take Immediately Following a Bike Accident

bike accident victimsKnowing the immediate steps you should take if you’re ever involved in a bicycle accident in the Pittsburgh area is critical for any cyclist on the road. Disorientation is common after a bike accident and riders who don’t have a plan may not fully protect their legal interests when it matters most. Don’t let this happen to you when you can follow our guide.

Steps to Protect You Rights After a Bicycle Accident

1. Call for medical attention immediately if you’ve sustained injuries of any kind. If you put off seeking medical attention, insurance companies may question the seriousness of your injuries and compensation may suffer as a result. Play it safe and get checked by a medical professional.

2. Contact the police while at the scene of the accident. File a report of the incident while the accident is still fresh in your memory. Request a copy of the report for your records and to discuss your case with your bicycle accident attorney.

3. Photograph the scene of the accident if you’re able. Be sure to document any injuries you sustained, the areas and roadways surrounding the accident, and the the damage to your bicycle and other vehicles involved.

4. Collect the information of all parties involved in the accident including:

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License Information
  • Insurance Provider & Policy Number

5. Check the area for witnesses. If there are any witnesses to the accident, be sure to collect their information as well. Testimonies may help determine liability.

6. Seek the advice of an experienced bicycle accident attorney immediately, before speaking with insurance companies.

Pittsburgh PA Bicycle Accident Attorneys

At Martin & Lerda, we believe nobody should suffer due to the negligent behavior of another. If you’ve been in a bike accident due to unsafe road conditions, a defective bicycle product or distracted drivers visit our office for a free consultation or call (412) 271-6800 and make an appointment to speak to an experienced bike accident attorney.

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