Don’t Panic, the Illinois Bicycle Lawyers at Keating Law Offices have outlined the five most important steps to follow after you have been in a bicycle accident.
1.) Get Medical Attention:
Seemingly small injuries from a bicycle accident may be much worse than they appear. When in doubt, call an ambulance or go to an emergency department (ER) to get checked out.
2.) Contact The Police:
Call 911 and complete a police report at the scene or the police station. The police report is often a critical piece of evidence in a lawsuit from a bicycle accident.
3.) Collect Information:
Get the name, address, phone number, license plate and insurance information of the driver as well as the names and phone numbers of any witnesses.
4.) Collect Evidence:
Take pictures of the scene, your bike, the license plate of the vehicle and your injuries. Be sure to keep a detailed record of your medical treatment and recovery.
5.) Get Legal Advice:
Keating Law Offices provides free initial consultations with no obligation. There are never any attorney’s fees unless we settle or win your case. It is important that you pursue your rights under the law.