What should I do if in a bike accident?

WHAT TO DO IN A BIKE ACCIDENT:

REMEMBER “P.H.O.N.E.”
1.  Police: call the police and insist on a report, no matter what!
2.  Healthcare: seek immediate medical treatment for injuries.
3.  Observation: get the driver’s contact and insurance info, and names of all witnesses, or make sure the police obtain this vital information.
4. Notify: call  bike injury attorney (Ken 216-272-8595) BEFORE you talk to a liability adjuster. The adjusters are pros for the insurance companies – hire a pro for yourself!
5. Evidence: don’t let the at-fault party move their car or your bicycle! Keep all damaged property including bike, cracked helmet, ripped clothing and damaged accessories.

 

Attorney & Cyclist Kenneth Knabe: Protecting Cleveland’s Cyclists through injury representation, sponsorships, publishing, lecturing and Vision Zero safety legislation. Knabe Law Firm Co., LPA: 14222 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107. Phone: 216-228-7200

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