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What to Do After a Bike Accident

There are too many streets and roads in America that are not bike friendly. There is an ongoing war between cars and cyclists for road space. Without bike lanes and sidewalks, it is more and more common for accidents to occur between cars and bicycles. Unfortunately, the cyclists usually lose out in most cases.

Whether you are seriously hurt or not, there are several important steps to keep in mind when in an accident when a car and bike are involved:

  • Wait for the police to arrive at the scene.
  • Tell the police your story and make sure they take and accident report.
  • Ask for the contact information from all those involved in the crash as well as any witnesses that could be asked to come before a court.
  • Make sure to look over your body for any injuries that might not have at first been apparent, wait until the adrenaline calms, and then document everything that happened.
  • Find a personal injury lawyer who can help you understand your legal situation and can get you the damages that are owed.

An accident is extremely jarring, which is why it is important to keep a level head. If you follow the above steps there is a good chance that your lawyer will be able to put together a good case for you.

Contact a Rhinelander Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has be been injured in a bike accident and needs representation, contact a Rhinelander personal injury attorney for more information about your legal options. Call 715-365-1900 today.