Cycling is a green, relatively safe way to transport oneself from point A to point B. At least, that’s what we want to think. But “relatively safe” will depend largely on the drivers and cyclists themselves. How can we share the road better, and cause less accident statistics as the years go on? Join us today as J. Price McNamara and our team take a look at top safety tips for cyclists and drivers here in Louisiana.
As more and more people are discovering the benefits of cycling to work, school, and other areas around town, it comes with a slight rise in accidents as well. For many of these accidents, they are caused by recklessness, road obstacles, or general unawareness of one’s surroundings.
Let’s take a look at some sobering statistics to give you some perspective.
Step 1: Assess Yourself
Are you in need of medical attention? If your injuries are not serious, get to a hospital as soon as possible to get checked out. If serious, call emergency services instead of trying to transport yourself.
Step 2: Save the Doctor’s Diagnosis
Save your doctor’s report, if you can. If you pursue legal action against the driver, it’s important that you know exactly what injuries you received.
Step 3: Contact J. Price McNamara
As soon as you are safe and able, contact us for a free consultation. We will defend your rights, assess your injuries, and walk you through the process if you pursue legal action against the motorist that hit you.
Step 4: Give Testimony, If Required by Police
Cooperate with any law enforcement that requires your testimony. Before you do so, however, keep in contact with our team at J. Price McNamara.
Step 5: Contact is Key
Stay in touch with our team about your status, such as any worsening injuries, lost wages due to inability to work, difficulty supporting dependents, etc. These are important facts that will be needed for your case.
If you have been involved in a bicycle-related accident, contact us as soon as possible. We want to help you get your life back on track, and will defend your rights and fight for your case. Join us for a free case consultation,and we’ll be happy to answer any questions and inform you of the next steps.
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