If you are hit by a vehicle while riding your bike in Georgia, taking immediate steps to ensure your safety, gather information, and protect your rights is essential.
Ensure Your Safety and Call for Help
If possible, move yourself and your bike to a safe area away from traffic to avoid further risk of injury. Assess yourself for injuries, and call 911 for emergency medical assistance if needed.
Report the collision to law enforcement and wait for them to arrive. Having a police report can be crucial for insurance claims and legal purposes.
Exchange Information, Obtain Witness Information & Document the Scene
Collect the driver’s name, contact information, license number, and insurance details. Also, note the vehicle’s make, model, and license plate number. If there are any witnesses, obtain their names and contact information. Their statements may be valuable later.
Use your phone or camera to document the crash scene, including the positions of vehicles, damage to the cars, road conditions, and any relevant traffic signs or signals.
Never Admit Fault for the Crash
Refrain from making statements that may imply fault, even if you believe you may have contributed to the crash. Fault determination is a complex process, and admissions can be used against you before all the details and evidence are available.
Seek Medical Attention Immediately
Getting hit by a car while riding a bike can lead to significant injuries that require immediate medical care. If you were not taken from the scene by ambulance, it is crucial to seek medical attention promptly. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, and documentation of your injuries is essential for insurance claims.
Contact Our Skilled Traffic Collision and Injury Attorneys for Help
If you have been hit by a car, truck, or SUV while riding your bicycle in Georgia, contact our skilled personal injury lawyers and support team at Ashby Thelen Lowry at (404) 777-7771 to schedule a free consultation.
We can help you understand your rights, navigate the legal process, and pursue compensation for damages from the liable driver so you can get your life back on track.