In case of a collision

  1. Assess physical injury and call 911 if medical assistance is needed.
  2. Remain calm and non-confrontational.
  3. Get the vehicle driver's insurance information, address, phone and licence plate number.
  4. Get the name, phone number and address of every witness.
  5. Take photos of the scene, your injuries, your bike and all other involved vehicles.
  6. Get the necessary medical treatment. If you wish to contact an attorney for advice, see our list of local bike attorneys.
  7. Call the police or visit a police station within 72 hours to file a report.
  8. Depending on your state and policy, your car insurance personal injury coverage *may* be able to help cover medical expenses and time missed at work. However, every state and policy is different, so we recommend speaking with your insurance agent.
  9. Have your bike thoroughly inspected by a bike shop.
  10. Report your collision on BikeWise.