If you are seeking compensation for your injuries, you need to take these necessary first steps after a bike accident to make sure you have a solid claim. Contact the law office of Swenson & Shelley Injury Attorneys today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced Utah bike accident attorneys.
First Steps After a Bike Accident | Get Medical Treatment
Your body and your physical health are more important than anything following the accident. If you are knocked unconscious, odds are you will be taken on an ambulance to the emergency room. If you are conscious but feel like you are too injured to move or to do anything at the scene, you should also get on the ambulance.
First Steps After a Bike Accident | Collect Evidence at the Scene
If you are injured but not in life-threatening danger, you should take some time to collect evidence before you get your injuries checked out. For those who are unable to, you can have a friend, family member, or attorney do this part for you. Photos and videos need to be taken of any physical evidence of the scene. That includes your bike, the other car, any debris in the street, the tire marks, a general overview video of the whole area, etc. Anything you think is important probably is. You also want contact info from witnesses as well as the insurance info from the driver who hit you.
Going to an attorney right away, as you probably have gathered, is so important to having a successful claim. We want you to know that our Utah bicycle accident attorneys are here to talk to you to go over all of your legal options and create a plan to get you the post compensation possible. We work hard to make you feel like a priority. Please do not hesitate to call our Utah office today for a free consultation.