Tips for cyclists

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If you find yourself in a serious bicycle accident, here are some steps you will want to follow.

Tips for cyclists

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If you find yourself in a serious bicycle accident, here are some steps you will want to follow.

Step 1

Call 9-1-1

Step 2

Always wait for the police to arrive. File a report with the attending officer(s). Police reports provide important documentation that will help you pursue a lawsuit in the future.

Step 3

Get the business card of the officer-in-charge.

Step 4

Get the driver’s name and insurance information.

Step 5

Seek medical attention immediately. If offered an ambulance, accept! Police do not offer an ambulance unless they think you need it. If you think you may be injured (even if you are not sure whether it is serious) go to the ER!

Step 6

Document your injuries: take photos and keep a diary.

Step 7

Never negotiate with an insurance company on your own. Get legal advice first.

Step 8

Do not give a written or recorded statement without speaking to a lawyer first.

Step 1

Call 9-1-1

Step 2

Always wait for the police to arrive. File a report with the attending officer(s). Police reports provide important documentation that will help you pursue a lawsuit in the future.

Step 3

Get the business card of the officer-in-charge.

Step 4

Get the driver’s name and insurance information.

Step 5

Seek medical attention immediately. If offered an ambulance, accept! Police do not offer an ambulance unless they think you need it. If you think you may be injured (even if you are not sure whether it is serious) go to the ER!

Step 6

Document your injuries: take photos and keep a diary.

Step 7

Never negotiate with an insurance company on your own. Get legal advice first.

Step 8

Do not give a written or recorded statement without speaking to a lawyer first.

For more info about the cycling community, safety and events visit CycleTO and Bells on Yonge.

For more info about the cycling community, safety and events visit CycleTO and Bells on Yonge.

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