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Information We Need if You've been Injured in a Bicycyle Accident

The more information that you can provide at the time of our initial in-person meeting or telephone consultation, the sooner we can get started moving towards a resolution of your claim. Below is a list of the categories of information we will be asking you about. If you don't have all of the information available, you can provide it later. Just know that you and our firm will be working as a team; the more information you can give us at the get-go, the more efficiently and expeditiously we can resolve your case.

Bicycle Accident Information

  • Date and time of accident
  • Location of accident
  • Street you were traveling on and direction of travel
  • Street at-fault driver was traveling on and direction of travel
  • Were you riding on the street or sidewalk at the time of the collision?
  • Were you riding in a crosswalk at the time of the collision?
  • Description of what happened

Police Report: If there was a police report, we need the report number, police station location & telephone number

Surveillance Video: Is it possible that the bike accident was captured by any surveillance video cameras from adjacent residences or businesses? If yes, we need to secure a copy of the video footage before it is recorded over. Surveillance footage can be critical in a disputed liability case.

You

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Date of birth

Your Bike

  • Your bike's make and model
  • Description of any damage to your bike (including location of the damage)
  • Is your bike repairable? Have you gotten a repair estimate?
  • Approximate date or year purchased
  • Approximate purchase price

Bike Safety Gear: Were you using any bike safety gear at the time of the accident?

  • Helmet?
  • Goggles?
  • Reflective clothing?
  • Bicycle lights?
  • What color was the clothing you were wearing?

Your Insurance

  • Do you have health insurance? Name of health insurance company
  • Do you have auto insurance? (Your auto insurance may apply to the bike accident)
    • Insurance company's name
    • Policy number
    • Telephone number
    • Do you have uninsured motorist coverage? Policy limit? (If the driver who hit you did not have car insurance, or did not have enough car insurance, you may be able to make an uninsured motorist claim or underinsured motorist claim under your own auto insurance policy. Making such a claim will not impact your premiums at all.)
    • Do you have medical payments coverage? Policy limit?

Information on the At-Fault Party

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Date of birth
  • Driver's license number
  • At-fault driver's vehicle: Year, make, model, license plate number
  • Any damage to at-fault driver's car?
  • Location of damage on at-fault driver's vehicle
  • At-fault driver's auto insurance company:
    • Name
    • Policy or claim number
    • Insurance adjuster's name
    • Telephone number

Witnesses: If there were any witnesses to the accident, we need their name, address & telephone number

Injuries: All injuries you suffered as a result of the accident

Medical Providers: Name, telephone number, and dates of treatment for every medical provider you have treated with as a result of the bicycle accident

Lost Wages: If you had to miss work or will miss work because of your injuries from the bike accident, we will ask your employer to provide documentation in support of your loss of earnings claim.

  • Employer's name
  • Employer's telephone number
  • When did you start with the company?
  • Job title
  • Job duties
  • Rate of pay
  • Dates you were off work due to the bike accident

Prior injury claims: Before this bicycle accident, have you ever make an injury claim? If yes:

  • Date of prior injury/accident
  • Type of accident
  • What injuries did you sustain in the prior accident?
  • If you recall: name and type of medical providers you treated with and approximate number of visits

Photographs: Did you take any photographs at the scene, of the damage to your bike, or of your injuries? Please email our firm all photos you took.

Items we will copy at our initial meeting:

  • Your driver's license
  • Your car insurance "declarations page," (the page that states your policy limits)
  • Your health insurance card
  • Your Medicare or Medi-Cal card, if you are enrolled in either program

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