Riding a bicycle can be a great alternative to driving a car. It can also be a great form of exercise too. However, riding a bicycle can be very dangerous and safety must be paramount.
Recently, a bicyclist was involved in an automobile accident in Warren, Rhode Island.
SOURCE: WARREN, R.I. (WJAR) — A bicyclist was hit by a car in Warren on Sunday evening.
Police were dispatched to the intersection of Child and Turner streets by the East Bay Bike Path at about 4 p.m.
They said a 72-year-old man was transported to Rhode Island Hospital. His name and condition were not released.
A Rhode Island bicycle accident can be very chaotic. There are important steps to take to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
7 Things to Do After a Bicycle Accident
- Wait for police and EMS to arrive
- Never negotiate with the motorist
- Obtain the driver’s information
- Obtain witness contact information
- Seek medical attention immediately
- Preserve all evidence from the accident
- Do not negotiate or give a statement to the insurance company
It is important not to communicate with the at fault drivers’ insurance company. Get legal representation. Insurance companies will use the statement you give them against you to reduce the value of your case.
Contact Dana & Dana About Rhode Island Bicycle Accident Cases
It is possible to recover the money you need after a Rhode Island bicycle accident, but only if you file a lawsuit on time. Contact Dana & Dana, a Rhode Island bicycle accident law firm in Providence, Rhode Island to see if you have grounds for a lawsuit.