What steps should I take right after the accident? 

If you are not in a position where you need to go to a hospital right away following the accident, there are a few things you can do at the scene of the accident to get you prepared for a personal injury claim.
  1. Call the police. Especially in a situation where you were the victim in a cyclist accident, you could be dealing with serious injuries or there may be significant property damage. Call the local authorities so that they can assess the scene and write a police report. They may also give the motorist a ticket.
  2. Speak with the other party as little as possible. Yes, you will need to exchange certain information, like insurance and contact information. However, the more you say to the other motorist, the more they could have to use against you. Do not attempt to assign blame, do not yell, and do not take any blame for the accident.
  3. Gather witness information. If there were any witnesses to the accident, it is a good idea to get their names and contact information so that your personal injury lawyer in Salt Lake City, UT can call on them when filing a claim against the other party’s insurance.
  4. Document the crash. Do this to the best of your abilities. Document where you were coming from and going to, where the other party was, where the witnesses were, and even what the weather conditions were like.
If you would like to speak with Rasmussen & Miner about your bicycle accident injuries, give our office a call to set up your consultation. We would like to help you when you are ready to file an injury claim. For more information on what we can do, call our Salt Lake City, Utah personal injury lawyer.