What Should I Do If I am Injured in a Bicycle Hit-and-Run Accident?

If you have been hit by a driver while riding your bike and they failed to stop, there are several key steps you need to take to protect your rights:

  • File a Police Report – When a driver flees the scene of your accident it may seem hopeless. However, you must act quickly and call the police. The police have valuable resources that will be used to help track down the driver. Even if the driver is not located, your insurance claim will require an investigation to be initiated and documented by the police before they will pay out a claim.
  • Notify Your Insurance Company –When a hit-and-run driver is not immediately located you will have to turn to your own insurance company for compensation for your damages, such as medical expenses. Contact your insurance company as soon as you can to get the process started.
  • Seek Medical Attention – If you are injured in the accident it is crucial that you seek medical attention immediately. Bicycle accident injuries are often significant with long recovery periods. Seek adequate and prompt medical assistance if you are injured, not only for your own health but also to show your insurance company that you were, in fact, injured.
  • Identify Any Witnesses – Thought the hit-and-run driver may have fled the scene, there could be witnesses. If anyone stopped to help you or saw the incident, be sure to get their contact information and statements of exactly what they witnessed. The police will have something to go on which might just lead to the at fault driver.

When you are hit and left injured by an unknown driver while riding your bike, it can be difficult to get justice. To ensure your interests are best represented and protected, always turn to a skilled and knowledgeable personal injury attorney at the Demas Law Group, P.C. Before making any formal statements to your insurance company, talk with our attorneys about what to say. Presenting your claim in the best way will give you the best chance at a positive result. If your claim is denied, we can represent you at the negotiating table and, if needed, at trial. When you have been injured you should focus on your recovery, not the recovery of damages. Let our personal injury lawyers worry about that for you.