From 2007-2012, there was a yearly average of 49 bicycle rider fatalities in Texas.
Sometimes accidents occur involving bikes or other non-motorized vehicles while traveling in the designated area on our streets, which can lead to severe injuries. That’s where the lawyers at Campos Law Group can help. We are here to help you get the financial compensation you deserve.
What To Do After a Bicycle Accident
After a bicycle accident, it’s important that you stay calm and follow this procedure. Once you’ve checked everyone for injuries, call 911. In some states, you are legally required to call the police even if it’s a minor fender-bender. The police officers will document the scene and fill out an accident report. This report will help you with your claims process so make sure you obtain a case ID from the police officer evaluating the scene.
In order to gather full information about the accident, it’s important that you yourself also document the damage done to the vehicle and your bicycle, preferably by taking pictures of both and pictures the accident scene. Exchange information with the other driver, such as full name and contact information, insurance company and policy number, driver’s license number, license plate number, and the type of vehicle involved in the accident.
If the authorities do not arrive at the scene, it is even more imperative that you obtain as much information at the scene as you can in order to avoid any issues with filing your claim.
If possible, take the bicycle with you from the accident scene or have a friend/family member retrieve it.
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We’re here to help you get the financial compensation you deserve after a bicycle accident. If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident, call us at 512-650-1000 or fill out the form to the right to get your free case evaluation.