Call the police
Call the police right away after an accident to preserve the official record and gather evidence.
The police will obtain vital witness information as well as the name of the other person involved and their insurance details. They can also do any investigation they need to do, including looking into the cause of the accident or factors that may have prompted it, such as distracted driving or alcohol consumption. This information could greatly help you make your case.
It is crucial that you act quickly after an accident. The sooner you are able to do this, the better chance you have of preserving the scene.
If you are injured in a bike accident, be sure to take pictures of the scene, including weather conditions and your injuries. Get contact information from any eyewitnesses and make note of what they saw.
Seek medical assistance
Sometimes, people who have been victimized mistakenly believe that they weren’t injured during a bicycle accident. However, it is important to seek medical assistance as soon as possible to ensure you are alright, especially after a bicycle accident involving a car. Insurance claims may suffer if you don’t get looked at by a doctor or nurse relatively soon after the incident. Whether you think you need help or not, getting checked out by a professional will only serve to strengthen your case later on down the road.
Hold on to any and all documents that may be useful, such as police reports, medical records, receipts, check stubs, recorded statements, etc.