Cyclists are susceptible to severe injuries on the road. The following precautions should be taken by cyclists to prevent accidents:
- Wearing a helmet
- Wearing reflective or fluorescent clothing to make your presence visible
- Following the rules of the road
- Being aware of the vehicles around you
Obtaining Contact and Insurance Information
Unfortunately, even when the proper precautions are taken, accidents involving motor vehicles can occur. In which case, calling the police is crucial. Ensure that you obtain the contact and insurance information of the other driver as well as the contact information of any witnesses involved.
Seeking Prompt Medical Assistance
It is imperative to seek medical assistance as soon as possible. Many times, bicycle victims sustain injuries that appear minor yet evolve into more serious injuries over time.
Victims of bicycle collisions can acquire compensation for their losses. If you cannot return to work, it is the responsibility of your own insurance company to cover your Accident Benefits Claims which includes medical expenses and income replacement. If you or a family member does not have your own insurance policy, you can receive compensation under the policy of the driver of the vehicle who was involved in the collision.
At Grover Law Firm, we are here to better your understanding of the law and assist you in receiving the compensation that you deserve. If you or your loved one has endured injuries from a bicycle accident, call Grover Law Firm for a free consultation.