Consulting a Montclair bike accident lawyer can help you learn if you are entitled to compensation after a bicycle accident. D.J. Banovitz can review the details of your case to determine if someone else’s negligence was the cause of your accident and if another party can be held liable for your injuries.
After a Bicycle Accident
In the aftermath of a bicycle accident, you may not think about what steps you should take in order to protect a potential future claim. Yet the reality is that what you do could impact your ability to recover damages.
First, it’s important that you wait for the police to arrive so an accident report can be completed. Even if you don’t appear to be injured, deciding to part ways without calling the police is a bad idea. Injuries sometimes don’t manifest until later on, or what may appear to be a minor injury could later turn out to be quite serious.
Second, avoid discussions or confrontations about what happened and who was at fault. It is best to let the police do their work as they collect statements from you and the motorist.
In fact, the accident report may do the talking for you. If the driver is ticketed, this could be helpful when you attempt to settle your case with the insurance company.
Third, get the driver’s contact information, including name, phone number, address, license plate number, driver’s license number, insurance company name and policy number. You also should get the names and phone numbers of any witnesses of the bicycle accident.
Fourth, seek medical attention. Again, even if you believe you aren’t seriously injured, it is a good idea to be evaluated thoroughly. Document any injuries you have and obtain copies of your medical records.
Fifth, preserve all evidence. This includes your damaged bike, helmet and anything else that may be helpful to your case. Photographs of the accident scene or your injuries can be used as evidence.
Consulting a Montclair Bike Accident Lawyer
It’s important to get in touch with D.J. Banovitz at 1-303-300-5060 as soon as possible. A Montclair bike accident lawyer can advise you on how to proceed with your case, negotiate a settlement with the insurance company and represent you in your claim.
You also can prepare for your case by ordering our FREE injury guide. Don’t delay seeking justice when you have been injured.