Icy Road Accident on a BikePosted on January 10, 2015
With the cold and wet weather in Dallas, there is inevitably going to be icy roads. With icy roads, there is an increased risk for accidents, especially on your bike. While you are as careful as you can be, accidents do happen. Make sure you know how to handle a winter ice accident claim.
If you got in an accident, make sure that you are ok medically. If you believe you were injured, have someone call emergency services to get checked out. The last thing you want to do is move and aggravate a serious injury.
Collect Contact Information
Collect the contact information of the person at the accident, if you are unable to, direct someone to obtain that information for you. You will need additional information in order to process your insurance claim.
If you have your cellphone, make sure to take pictures of the accident. If you are unable to walk around, have a witness take pictures and e-mail them to you. This will be valuable information for your attorney.
Call Your Insurance Company
You will want to contact your insurance company and let them know about the accident. Tell them about the other person’s liability. Even though it is cold and icy, a driver has the responsibility to control their vehicle in all conditions. Bad weather is no excuse for causing you injury.
Contact An Attorney
After you have gotten a full medical evaluation by a medical professional, you need to speak with an experienced attorney who focuses on bike accidents. They will be able to assist you in properly executing all steps to getting compensation for the damages you experienced. They can walk you through the claim process and get your money fast.
If you have been injured in a bike accident, contact us at Cyclist at Law at 800-844-6188 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys today.