Savvy Bicycle Accidents Attorney Representing Winter Garden & Orlando Personal Injury Victims
Many prefer to travel by bicycle, especially in such a beautiful state like Florida. Unfortunately, bicyclists must share the roadways with much bigger vehicles and are at risk of being run over or off the road. The truth is, many drivers simply don’t pay close enough attention to their surroundings and bicycle accidents are likely to occur when this happens. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident due to the negligence of another driver, Cressman Law Firm, P.A. can help you collect compensation for your injuries.
What to Do at the Scene of the Bicycle Accident
First and foremost, you should seek immediate medical care if you are badly injured. Call 9-1-1 or request a ride to the nearest hospital. If you can, try to get the contact and insurance information from the responsible driver before you go. If they flee the scene, try to take a picture of or memorize their license plate number.
If you are not badly injured and do not need immediate medical attention, try to keep the offending driver at the scene with you until police arrive. Get their relevant information and remain calm. Remember what they say to you and write it down as soon as you can. Do not talk to them more than you have to and do not admit fault for any part of the incident. Take photos of your bicycle, helmet, clothing, and the driver’s car if you can. If you are taken to the hospital, request that they keep and return your clothing and equipment so that we can use it as evidence later.
Report the Accident to the Appropriate Parties
The accident should be reported to the police and your insurance company as soon as possible. You should also retain a personal injury lawyer who will speak to the driver’s insurance company on your behalf. It is imperative that you avoid speaking with the other driver’s insurance provider, as they will try to goad you into admitting fault for the accident in an effort to discredit your claim. Do not post anything about the accident on social media, as this might jeopardize your case.