The Specialist Personal Injury team at Henry Carus + Associates has a vast array of experience spanning the insurance and medical industry, and have gained this both in Australia and internationally. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, contact the team at Henry Carus + Associates right away. Before you take the time to complete and submit a claim form, call us first, so you fully understand what options you have. We have been and will always be a specialist “no win, no fee” firm. If there is a case, you will not be charged unless you receive a cash settlement.
As personal injury lawyers, we have seen cycling accidents becoming more and more common in Melbourne. Over the last 12 months, The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) reported more than 40 cyclists have been hospitalized as a result of an accident. If you are involved in a cycling accident you should immediately follow these seven simple steps:
- Take Photos
Photograph the scene of the accident thoroughly including your bicycle, the car involved and any other vehicles or bicycles involved in the accident.
Get all information of the witnesses including their driver’s license. The easiest way to obtain the witnesses information is by photographing their license.
- Write down what happened
Think of a short statement that describes what happened. It can be tough immediately after you’ve been injured, but take a second and come up with a statement.
- Call the Police
Immediately report the accident to the police and get them involved on the scene. Give them your statement and the information of any witnesses.
- Contact the TAC ASAP
Report the accident immediately after dealing with the police by calling 1300 654 329. Use your statement to describe what happened. This will be included in your claim form.
If you do need medical attention use your statement to describe what happened and how you were injured.
- Call a Specialist Personal Injury Lawyer
Contact Henry Carus & Associates, Specialist Personal Injury Layers immediately to seek expert legal advice and information on how to prepare you for any discussions you may have with the TAC or one of their investigators.
When the unthinkable happens, and you’re faced with a cycling accident, it can be an incredibly tough time for you and everyone around you. Not only are you likely to be experiencing physical and emotional pain, but you also have the stress of dealing with a compensation claim. The personal injury specialists at Henry Carus + Associates have specialist experience in these types of cases and can provide you with the right tools and guidance to address ensure you are protected if a serious cycling accident occurs.
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