Call the Police
When the police arrive, tell them what happened and tell them how badly you are injured and ask for ambulance if you are seriously injured. If you are injured, do not say that "you are ok," the insurance company will try and use that against later even thought you really were hurt. Due to the adrenaline coursing through your body after the accident, you may not feel the pain until a few hours later.
Always tell the truth, but think before you speak. 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 try to 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 and insurance information. As we said above, call the police so they can help you gather information. Take pictures of the scene of the accident and the driver's vehicle if possible.
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.
If your bike is your only method of transportation, we can help you get it fixed as soon as possible. Before your bike is fixed, we should take many photos. Your personal injury lawyer in Kentucky will help you get your bike back as fast as possible and also make sure we can settle your case.
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. Call Christopher Jackson at (859) 261-1111.