Unfortunately, bicycle accidents happen and bicyclists are injured by motor vehicles through no fault of their own. Perhaps it was dark and the driver didn't see the bicyclist, the road was slippery from rain, or the driver simply was distracted. Regardless, if you are a bicyclist and are injured in an accident, there are certain steps that you should take, in addition to hiring Las Vegas injury lawyers.
Seek Medical Help
If you have sustained injuries, it's important to get medical assistance right away. If you are able to do so, call 911, or ask someone else to make the call for you. If you ask someone else to make the call, make sure to ask a specific person, as asking a large group of people is not always effective and the call might not get made.
Safety is Key
If your accident took place in an area with a lot of traffic, make sure you and anyone else involved in the accident are in a safe place. If you aren't injured badly and can move to a safer area with less traffic, do so.
Make a Police Report
Regardless of whether or not you have been injured, it's important to file a police report. Ideally this should be done where the accident took place. That is, unless you need to get medical help. Sometimes an injury doesn't present itself for a few days or even longer following an accident, which makes filing a police report extremely important. After all, if you later realize you have injuries and need Las Vegas injury lawyers, but you did not file a police report, it can make your personal injury case more difficult to prove.
Get as much information about the driver and his or her vehicle as possible. Key information to get includes the driver's vehicle registration and driver's license information. You should also take photos if you have a camera or a cell phone. Take photos of the area the accident happened, the vehicle and its license plate, your bicycle, and any sustained injuries. If anyone witnessed the accident, make sure to ask them for their contact information also.
Call Las Vegas Injury Lawyers
Reach out to a personal injury attorney, and do so regardless of whether you think you'll be able to recover money for any sustained injuries or damage to your bicycle. This should be done as soon possible following your accident.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident and are in need of Las Vegas injury lawyers, Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez can help. Don't hesitate to contact them at 702-388-4476 for a free consultation.