Bicycle accidents can happen in the blink of an eye resulting in serious injuries.
Sharing the road with automobiles is a daily hazard that often catch bicycle riders unaware. Defendant auto drivers often state they simply did not see the bicycle at the time of collision. This is not a defense nor does it relieve the driver from liability.
No matter the size of the collision, the physical and emotional toll can be enormous. Every accident is unique and every accident is very personal, yet the immediate steps involved after a bicycle accident are straightforward.
First, address physical needs. An ambulance may be required to take you to the closest emergency room for evaluation and treatment. Injuries such as broken bones, concussions and lacerations sustained in a bicycle accident require immediate attention. Once discharged you may be referred to your personal physician for follow-up care.
The force of a bicycle accident often renders lasting pain that can take the body a few days to absorb. Victims of bicycle accidents report more pain a few days post accident. Bruising, tenderness , headaches, nausea and irritability are common symptoms. These should all be treated by licensed and experienced medical professionals.
Notify family and friends of your situation and confirm that you are okay. Sharing your trauma often eases your pain and relieves the worry from loved ones.
Second, confirm liability. Police are often called to the scene of serious accidents and will complete a report with the details of the accident. Witnesses can be helpful in confirming what they saw.
Third, contact Kauffman & Associates, bicycle accident lawyers to help you with your personal injury case. We have over 100 years of combined experience helping victims injured in bicycle accidents and have secured significant settlements to compensate for medical care, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Please contact us for a complimentary consultation. No case is too large or too small. We can help ensure you obtain appropriate medical care and receive the maximum financial settlement possible to compensate for your pain and suffering.