Here are some suggestions in the event you are involved with a collision with a motor vehicle while operating a bike:
- Call the police. It is important to document the circumstances of the collision. Insurance carriers often rely on police reports in their determination of legal liability.
- Exchange Driver and Witness Contact Information. Make sure to obtain the name, address, and phone number of the vehicle driver, along with the insurance information, driver's license and vehicle license number. It is helpful to get names of any witnesses present of the bicycle accident and to get their contact information as well.
- Photograph the scene along with vehicle damage.
- Contact an Attorney. Before you speak with a representative of the at fault party’s insurance company, you should consult an experienced injury attorney. David S. Roth is a skilled Seattle/Washington Bike Accidents Lawyer. For further information, go to www.rothlegal.com. Mr. Roth can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, (206) 447-8665 for a free consultation.
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