Bicycle accidents are becoming alarmingly more common. In 2019, there were over 3,800 motor vehicle collisions in New York City involving a bicyclist that resulted in serious injury or death. If you or someone you love has been in a bicycle accident, you deserve justice. When it comes to compensation for your injuries, an experienced New York personal injury attorney can go a long way toward helping you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Here at our firm, Raskin & Kremins, our skilled personal injury attorneys have more than 35 years of experience helping clients pursue the compensation they need to cover their medical expenses, lost wages, and any additional pain and suffering they’ve been forced to endure. Our firm is proud to serve clients across all of Manhattan and New York City, including the boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, and the surrounding counties.
What to Do After a Bicycle Accident
The most important action you can take after a bicycle accident is to seek immediate medical attention. Whether or not it seems like you have been injured, it is important to call 911 and get medical personnel and law enforcement to the scene as quickly as possible.
After calling 911, the next best thing you can do is obtain the driver’s personal information. This includes their name, phone number, license number, and insurance information. You should also get contact information from any witnesses that may have been at the scene. If possible, see if they can stick around to provide a witness statement to the police.
It’s important to have law enforcement on the scene as soon as possible so you can file an official police report. Be sure to notify the police that you would like a copy of the report. If possible, it’s also helpful to take any pictures you can of the scene of the incident and any injuries you have suffered. Your next step is to reach out to a personal injury lawyer.