What To Do After A Boston Bicycle Accident
Boston is a great city to bike in. Whether it be for recreation or commuting, bicycling is a great way to get around the city. However, many bicyclists are injured due to negligent motor vehicle operators. If you are one of these unlucky people, here is what to do after a bicycle accident in Boston.
Next, call the police. This is important so that an officer comes to the scene and who later will write a police report. This will help to established liability against the motor vehicle operator for causing the accident.
Be sure to take pictures of the scene of the accident, as well as of any damage to your bicycle, and of the car that hit you. Be sure to take photos of any damage to your clothing, and of any damage to your personal property.
Next, if you were injured, receive medical treatment. An ambulance may need to be called, depending on the severity of the injuries. These accidents can cause very serious injuries including strains and sprains, dislocations, broken bones, catastrophic injuries, and even wrongful death.
Next, be sure not to contact any insurance companies. The driver for the car that hit you has insurance and his insurance company will likely be contacting you. Don’t take their calls, and make sure not to sign any paperwork as by doing so, you may be waiving your rights unintentionally.
Next, contact a Boston bicycle accident lawyer. These cases can become complicated and it really helps to have legal representation on your side. That way, you can collect all possible financial compensation you are entitled to.
A Lawyer In Boston For Bike Accidents
I encourage you to contact the Law Office of Christopher Earley today for your free consultation. We have extensive experience with these cases and we welcome the opportunity to help you with your bike accident claim.