Bicycle on Bicycle Accidents
Bike on bike crashes occur similarly to car crashes. This is why it is so important to know and follow Rules of the Road. Fellow cyclists may crash or collide due to a number of reasons:
- Riding too closely
- Sudden stops
- Riding on the wrong side of the road
- Not signaling turns
- Not wearing proper reflective gear
If you find yourself in an accident there are a few things to consider. If there is minor damage to both parties involved, as well as minor property damage, it may be best to brush yourselves off and continue on. This is common when there is no clear at-fault party. If there is clear damage and fault, though, it is best to follow our General Protocol of Bicycle Accidents:
- Move a safe distance from nearby traffic
- Document all damage incurred
- Exchange contact information
- Take down the contact information of any witnesses
- Get medical attention immediately as needed
When involved in a bike on bike crash or collision, try to remain calm and collected. Gather yourself and belongings and do your best to resolve what you can in a humane manner. Call the police and make sure a formal report is filed, and once you are home and safe you can assess the damage and proceed with your case. It is best to seek a professional attorney for bike on bike accidents.
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