This may sound like a biased question on a law firm site, but truly the answer is immediately! The investigation of what happened and more importantly proving what happened may be the most critical work your lawyer and team do for you. The best time to investigate is when the evidence is fresh; witnesses memories are fresh; and physical evidence such as skid marks are still prevalent. In addition, there have been many cases where we have been able to obtain video of the collision that was captured on a security/traffic camera. However, this video is generally destroyed weeks and sometimes only days after the collision. Usually the sooner we are able to begin our investigation the better results we can obtain for you.
Our experienced lawyers will also quickly handle all the details of getting your bike repaired/replaced; at no charge to you. It is important that you do not speak with the other insurance company, as they are truly your adversary and will likely attempt to assign some blame on you. It is best to leave the negotiations with a skilled lawyer that works for you and handles these cases everyday. Finally, there are certain time limits in handling a bicycle collision case, if your case is not resolved prior to this time limit, you will not be entitled to any recovery.