Attorney Micah Longo for The Longo Firm in Davie, Florida says, “did you know that Florida has the highest number of bike accident injuries and deaths in the United States? In this video I will discuss some of the important steps to follow if you’ve been injured in a bike accident in Florida.
First, try to clear the scene by moving your bike off the roadway. Once everyone is out of danger and the scene is clear, call 911. Next, try to obtain witness information. In other words, get the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of anyone who saw what happened.
I always recommend bike accident victims seek immediate emergency medical treatment, even if they don’t feel much pain right away. Adrenaline has a remarkable way of asking pain after a traumatic event like a bike accident. You’ll want to make sure you don’t have any broken bones, internal bleeding, or traumatic brain injuries.
When you get home from the hospital you’ll need to report the bike accident to the insurance companies. This includes you auto insurance carrier even though you were riding a bike.
Finally, I suggest consulting a Florida bike accident attorney who can assist you in setting up the claim. Also, it’s important to remember that the insurance companies are NOT your friend! Even the playing field by hiring a qualified Florida bike attorney!
Micah J. Longo
The Longo Firm
12555 Orange Drive, Ste. 233
Davie, FL 33330
Tel: (954) 546-7608
Fax: (954) 944-1916