Do These things If You Were Involved in the Bicycle Accident
If you have or ever find yourself to be a victim to a bicycle accident, your medical and emotional recovery should be your number one priority. Because bicyclists often suffer debilitating and sometimes lifelong injuries in bicycle accidents, including but not limited to concussions, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, shattered or broken bones, head, neck, and spinal cord injuries, lacerations, and varying degrees of road rash, it is absolutely vital that you focus on getting the necessary medical treatment to make a full recovery.
Unless your injuries prevent you from doing so, you want to make sure to do the following at the scene of the accident:
- Wait for the police to arrive
- Obtain the motorist’s driver’s license number, license plate, and insurance information
- Obtain contact information for any individuals who witnessed the accident
- Take photographs of the crash site, your bicycle, damage to the vehicle, and the surrounding area
- Keep your bicycle, its parts, and the clothing you wore as all of this may be critical evidence
- Refrain from discussing the cause of the accident with the driver or the driver’s insurance company
As your health should be your greatest concern, it is paramount that you seek medical attention immediately after the accident and follow the recommendations you receive from your medical providers. As some of your bodily injuries may not manifest themselves immediately after the bicycle accident, be sure to seek medical attention whenever you become aware of an injury.
To help you focus on you, our experienced bicycle accident attorneys located in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah are here to help you with every aspect of the accident that can be overwhelming and daunting, from the initial stages of working with medical providers, negotiating with insurance companies, and obtaining personal injury protection benefits in the form of medical expenses, lost wages, and household services, to final resolution via settlement or if necessary, trial.
Our Salt Lake City Bicycle Accident Law Firm Can Help
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, contact the bicycle accident personal injury attorneys at Utah Bicycle Law and Lance Bingham, P.C. for a free case evaluation by calling (801) 869-6800. Our experienced bicycle accident lawyers are based in the heart of Salt Lake City and handle bicycle accidents throughout the State of Utah on a contingency fee basis – meaning you won’t pay a dime unless they get money for you.