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I Was Hit by a Car on my Bike

Call the Police

When the police arrive, the first question they are going to ask is if you have been injured? You should never say that "you are ok," if you have been knocked off your bike you are bound to have some type of injury, whether it is simply a knot or a scraped knee. Due to the adrenaline coursing through your body after the accident you may not feel the pain until a few hours later. What you should say is that you took an extremely hard knock and you need to be medically examined in order to assess the damage.

Another reason as to why you shouldn't say that you are ok is for insurance purposes. If you tell the police that you have not been injured that is what they will write in the police report. When you start to feel the pain later, and go to the emergency room, what is written in your medical report will contradict what is written in your police report. When you make an insurance claim, they will use it against you.

The police will take a detailed report of the accident based on what you tell them. Therefore, it is imperative that you provide as much information as possible. If you want to claim compensation for your accident, you will need to contact a personal injury attorney to assist you with your case. Your lawyer will need the police report in order to build an effective argument. The more information you can provide about the accident the better.

Get the Drivers Information

Never take the word of a driver that they will compensate you in the event of an accident. Remember that the individual is a complete stranger, and you have just met them. Take down their license plate number, insurance information ask to see their driving license to ensure that you get the correct information. Take down a cell phone number, and call the phone for verification. Take pictures of the scene of the accident including the driver's vehicle.

Your personal injury lawyer will need this information for your personal injury claim so it is important that it is accurate.

Get witness Information

If there were any witnesses to the collision get their contact details. A personal injury lawyer in Kentucky will need their statements to move forward with your compensation claim.

Preserve Evidence

If your bike is your only method of transportation, you might want to get it fixed immediately. Don't do it! Your bike should remain in the same state that it was in after the crash. You can allow a mechanic to inspect the damage to see how much it will cost to fix, but do not repair it. Your personal injury lawyer in Covington will let you know when you can fix the bike, and that will be after the claim has been settled.

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You will need a Northern Kentucky personal injury lawyer to get you the compensation that you deserve. If you have been knocked off your bike by a car contact a Kentucky bike accident lawyer, you will find a list of bike accident attorney in Kentucky in your local directory.

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