After you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident in San Diego, you should first get immediate medical help and then consult with a San Diego attorney. A car or other motor vehicle is no match for a bicycle. You can benefit by having San Diego bicycle accident lawyers review your case.
If it can be determined that a motorist's negligence caused the accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses. Even if the motor vehicle that caused the bicycle accident was traveling at a slow speed, serious injuries can result.
Immediately After a Bicycle Accident
Although you may feel as if your injuries are minor, your main priority should be emergency treatment. Then, you should enlist the help of a friend or bystander to gather as much evidence as possible. Your San Diego attorney will need:
- pictures of any visible injuries;
- pictures of the accident scene;
- a medical report containing the details of your accident;
- the responding police officer's jurisdiction so you can get a copy of the police report;
- your own report of what happened, while your memory is still fresh;
- your damaged bicycle and clothing; and
- contact information and statements from witnesses.
Your bike accident attorneys will go over the evidence to determine who was negligent and, if appropriate, help you take the necessary steps to recover damages. To learn more about bicycle accidents in San Diego, visit our article library.
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