Having an accident with a car is often a cyclist’s biggest fear.  When a car and bike are involved in a collision, the bike will almost certainly be damaged and the rider may sustain injuries.

Bicyclists who are involved in an accident with a car should call the police.  An officer will usually file an accident report and might ticket the negligent driver at the scene, both of which are valuable evidence.  An accident report includes statements from those in the accident and witnesses.

Before leaving the scene of an accident, get the name and contact information of the driver and witnesses.  If you are injured, get medical treatment immediately.  Take photos of the accident scene, property damage, and injuries.  Be sure to call Scott Mullins, a personal injury attorney, before communicating with the driver’s insurance company.