Steps to Follow After a Bike Accident in BC
Naturally, the first thing you should do after an accident is assess yourself for emergency injuries. If you have any injuries that are critical, receive emergency medical attention before considering what to do next.
In cases where minor injuries or non-life threatening injuries have occurred, then you can take the time to follow the steps on what to do at the scene of the bicycle accident and beyond.
File a Police Report
Exchange Contact Information
Contact a Lawyer
Bicycle accident claims are complex and you will need the services of an experienced bicycle accident lawyer to help you navigate the world of accident claims. A personal injury lawyer will be able to help you understand how to document injuries, file your claim—and fight for your claim.
Document Injuries and Damages
You will need to properly document all injuries and damages, including immediate injuries as well as any long-lasting impact the injuries have created. For instance, if the injuries you received in the accident caused you to miss work, then you may be able to claim lost wages as damages; or if your knee is now experiencing pain after the injury to the point that your daily life is impacted, you may be able to claim medical expenses for your knee and get compensation. It is best that you work with a lawyer at this point because they will be able to guide you on the proper way to document and write down injuries and damages for your case.