Bicycle accidents happen every day in Massachusetts. Just recently, a 21-year-old cyclist was killed in Newton when a sport utility vehicle struck his bike one recent Monday afternoon. Each year, more than 700 cyclists are killed and more than 500,000 are injured in bicycle accidents nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's nearly one injured cyclist every minute of every day each year.
What would you do if you were injured in a bicycle accident? Do you know what you would do afterwards? Accidents of any kind can be a traumatic experience. But there are things you can do to make sure you don't make a bad situation even worse. Here are some suggested steps you can take when you're injured in a bicycle accident, especially one involving a car or any other kind of motor vehicle.
- Contact the police. Even if you don't think your injuries are severe, make sure the police come to the scene of the accident and document the accident and your injuries.
- Write down the names, phone numbers and addresses of all witnesses and drivers involved in the accident. You may need to contact these people in the future. Don't miss your opportunity to get this information.
- Seek immediate medical attention. Your life could be at stake. Just because you don't think you're injured doesn't mean you're not injured. Let a medical professional decide whether or not you're healthy.
Bicycle accidents are complicated. Each one is unique. Knowing what to do can be confusing. We can help. Contact the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone. When you choose us, you get experienced, dedicated lawyers who will work tirelessly to make sure you get the compensation and justice you deserve for your bicycle accident injury.
Don't let a bicycle accident ruin your life. Take action. Contact Mark E. Salomone today. We're on your side.