Bicycle accidents can happen anywhere, at any time. Whether a minor fall or a serious collision, bicycle accidents happen more often than we’d like. If you’re a cyclist, there’s a good chance you’ve been in an accident or two.
In Colorado, cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. As a result, if you are involved in a collision, you are entitled to file a claim for personal injury.
If you are involved in a bicycle accident in Colorado, read this article to find out what to do.
Get Medical Attention if You’re Injured
After a bicycle accident, it’s essential to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if your injuries seem minor, it’s vital to have them evaluated by a doctor. Some injuries, such as concussions, may not show symptoms immediately. If you wait too long to seek medical attention, the insurance company may argue that your injuries are not as serious as you claim.
It’s essential to keep all your medical records and documentation of your injuries. This will be substantial evidence if you file a personal injury claim.
Exchange Contact and Insurance Information With the Other Party
If you’re involved in a bicycle accident, you should exchange contact and insurance information with the other party. You should also get the contact information of any witnesses to the accident. It’s crucial to exchange this information as soon as possible to record the other driver’s insurance information.
Take Photos of the Accident Scene
If you’re able, you should take photos of the accident scene. This will be helpful evidence if you decide to file a personal injury claim. Be sure to take photos of any injuries you sustained and any damage to your bicycle.
Gather Witnesses’ Contact Information
If there are any witnesses to the accident, get their contact information. Witnesses can help support your version of events.
Don’t Give a Statement to the Other Insurance Company
After a bicycle accident, you may receive a call from the other insurance company. You should not provide a statement to the other insurance company. Any statement you make to the other insurance company could work against you. Your injury lawyer will be able to handle all communications with the other insurance company.
Request a Free Consultation
Did a drowsy driver cause you or a loved one injuries? You can get help from the Jeffress Law team if you need it. Feel free to contact us at 303-993-8685.