Personal Injury Lawyers Dedicated To Helping Bicycle Accident Victims
Have you or a loved one been hit by a car or hurt in a crash? Contact Kass & Moses for a 100% free consultation. Our lawyers are committed to protecting the legal rights of the biking community.
When a fellow cyclist is injured, it is personal to us. If you have been hurt, the team at Kass & Moses will do everything to investigate and win your case. We are dedicated to holding the person responsible for causing your injuries accountable and getting your damages paid.
There are only a few, if any, law firms in the country that can match the amount of experience and success we have had representing injured cyclists. With over 25 years of experience, we go beyond professional and practiced, offering unmatched authenticity, honesty, and reliability. Call now.
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What To Do After A Bicycle Accident
It can often feel as though cars don’t adequately share the road with cyclists. Many automobile drivers have a bias against bicyclists. We see the unfortunate result of this reckless attitude on a regular basis: serious accidents causing injuries that can be life-altering. To make matters worse, police officers often skew the police report in favor of the car or truck. Insurers also tend to skew the reading of the report in favor of the car or truck.
When a bicycle accident happens, every cyclist should know what to do in the immediate aftermath. Every moment after the accident is critical. Follow these four steps to stay safe and protect your rights:
#1 CONTACT FIRST RESPONDERS. If possible, call 911 immediately. Wait for emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and police to arrive. Never leave the scene of an accident, even if it seems minor at the time.
#2 STAY SAFE. As you wait for first responders to arrive, use sound judgment. Do not exacerbate your injuries. If you are in a safe location after the crash, stay where you are. If you are in oncoming traffic or other hazardous positions and able to to move, relocate to a safer place within view of the initial accident scene.
#3 PRESERVE THE EVIDENCE. Documentation of the accident will be vital in your efforts to recover compensation for injuries, disruption, lost income, and/or damage to your property. (In some cases, physical trauma may not evident for hours, days, or even weeks after an accident.)
Exchange information with all drivers, cyclists, and witnesses involved. Include their names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance information, and license numbers. If possible, write down the details of your surroundings like where, when, and how the accident happened. Also, take note of the accident location, road conditions, speed limits, weather, lighting, and the direction of travel for involved vehicles. Document where all vehicles involved came to rest, whether they were moved after the accident, and if there was any damage. Take photographs on your camera phone when possible. Look for and note any video surveillance cameras nearby.
#4 PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. Never admit fault! Accidents can be jarring, and those involved may not recall every detail until hours or even days later. Be careful what you say to those involved, including the responding police officers, EMTs, doctors, nurses, or other medical personnel.
Don’t hesitate to get an opinion from the seasoned team at Kass & Moses. (We can even answer your calls from the scene of the accident.) We are available 24/7 and never charge a fee until we win your case.