Follow the guidelines below if you’ve been in a cycling crash, and it will help you protect your civil rights and collect the full payout for your injury.
Don’t move. Even if no one has been injured, you should never leave the scene of an accident before Gardai arrive.
It is better not to chat. Regardless of who is at fault, it is important that you do not apologise or even imply who is to blame. Speak about the crash only if law enforcement officers ask you about it.
Call 999. Ensure that responding officers complete an official account of your cycling crash, it is important that you inquire as to whether or not they’ve already done so. Be sure to express all the symptoms, even though they appear minor. Gather contact and witness records. Let anybody involved in the accident know your full name, address, phone number… If witnesses are present, get information from them, if necessary. Ensure that you log all that occurred, including the time and date, including any applicable road or weather conditions. The more photos of the crash scene, your bicycle, and any accidents you have, the better.
Create an appointment with a doctor. The quicker you see a doctor, the better. Your health should be your number one concern. In other words, until you visit a doctor, the other party’s insurance provider will assert that you didn’t even get injured. Without a full medical report of your injuries, it will be very difficult to prove the severity of your injuries.
Consult Sherlock and Co Bicycle Accident Solicitors. A trained Dublin cycling accident solicitor is strongly recommended for dealing with the difficult problems and tight deadlines involved with bicycle crashes.