You have been in a bicycle crash. You are down. You are seriously hurt. Now what?
One thing to be concerned with is preserving and saving all physical evidence from the crash. Reach out to family or friends or your attorneys and their staff to quickly obtain and save. For instance:
- Keep your bicycle secure and in its immediate post crash condition.
- Save your gloves, riding kit, shoes and helmet.
- Secure your Garmin or any other data recording device you use including information stored on your cellphone.
- If you can, take photographs of anybody and everything involved in the crash at the scene. If you are unable to do this, ask your friends, cycling pals or family to do so as soon as they can.
Physical evidence will help your attorneys and their experts determine (1) how the crash occurred, (2) who was at fault, and (3) who is financially responsible.
Often times the physical evidence in the hands of your attorney's experts will fill gaps of information missing in the traffic collision report or may even contradict an unfavorable traffic collision report.
Regardless, save everything. Get medical help as soon as possible then get legal help.