Were you recently struck by a motor vehicle while riding a bicycle? If so, you have the same rights as if you were a pedestrian. You need to know which steps to take to ensure that you get compensated for any injuries.
Above all else, being involved in an accident with a car, while riding a bicycle, is very dangerous. Even if you don’t feel like you were severely injured, it makes good sense to receive immediate medical attention.
If possible, you should collect information from the driver. This includes their contact information, insurance information, and anything else that you may be able to forward to an attorney in the future.
What about witnesses? If somebody witnessed the accident you will also want to collect their contact information – this could be essential in helping you receive compensation.
It goes without saying that you should call the police, if they don’t arrive on their own or via the prompt of a witness. Make sure you get a copy of the police report for your records. Again, this may be something that you have to do at a later date if you are injured.
You have rights as you ride your bicycle. If you were the victim of a negligent driver you may be able to make a personal injury claim.