I Was in a Bicycle Accident San Antonio. What Should I Do?
Get to safety:
As with any type of accident, whether it be on a bicycle or in an automobile, you should always move to safety as soon as the collision occurs, especially if it occurs in the middle of a roadway. You are able to reduce the risk of subsequent collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists by getting to the side of the road out of harm's way.
You want to call 911 right away and insist that an ambulance and a police officer come out to the scene.
Get witness information:
Get all witness contact information or have somebody do it if you are not physically capable. Getting witness contact information will help rule out any argument against the other party's being at fault, so as to avoid a fight with the insurance company.
Get medical attention:
You want to make sure that you get medical attention right away, which could involve going in an ambulance if it responds to the scene. If you don't go in the ambulance, make sure you go on your own power to the emergency room as quickly as possible.
You or somebody you know should take photographs of the scene, photographs of the property damage involved with your bicycle and another vehicle, as well as photographs of any bodily injuries that you suffer as a result of the collision.
Keep track of all expenses related to the accident:
Maintain all receipts and out-of-pocket expenses so that you can present them to the insurance company when you make your accident claim. Anything that is reasonably related to the collision can be claimed.
Get a note if you have to miss work:
If you are physically unable to return to work, make sure you get a note from a medical doctor. This is an important detail to keep track of.
Things Not to Do
Do not talk to the insurance company yourself:
Make sure you consult an attorney about your accident before you ever speak to an insurance company. This includes both the at-fault party's insurance company as well as your own. Providing information to these insurance companies could prejudice your claim in ways that you could not anticipate.
Do not post on social media:
Never post anything on social media about the collision that you're involved in. This becomes evidence down the line that could be used against you if you get into litigation.
Avoid discussions with the other parties involved in the collision. Never apologize and never admit that you're wrong when you're not. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, let the attorneys at Zinda Law Group help. Our San Antonio injury attorneys are experienced, and have the resources and knowledge to help you through this difficult time. No Recovery, No Lawyer Fees. Call us today, toll free, at (800) 863-5312.
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