Friday, May 11, 2012

5 Steps to Follow After A Bicycle Accident or Collision

These are the 5 key tips that any injured bicyclist MUST follow after getting injured as a result of a bicycle accident or collision. These tips are permanently posted at, but with riding season in full bloom, these 5 key tips are worth repeating:

1. Get Medical Attention: When in doubt, call an ambulance or go to the ER. Seemingly small injuries may be much worse than they appear.

2. Contact the Police: Call 911 if necessary and complete a police report at the scene or the police station. The police report is often a critical piece of evidence in a civil action.

3. Collect Information: Get the name, address, phone number and license plate of the driver as well as the names and phone numbers of any witnesses.

4. Collect Evidence: Get digital pictures of the scene, your bike, and your injuries. Also keep a record of the medical treatment you received and your medical recovery.

5. Get Legal Advice: Keating Law Offices provides free initial consultations with no obligation. Many cases can be resolved without going to court. It is important that you pursue your rights under the law.

If you have any questions regarding this post or an issue involving Illinois personal injury law, please contact Illinois Bicycle Attorney Mike Keating at 312-208-7702 or 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All e-mails and phone calls are returned promptly. All initial consultations are confidential and free.