If you’re in a crash on your bicycle, be sure to follow this list of tips:

  • Take a moment and breathe. Assess your health, and don’t move if you feel injured. Remember that your own well-being is of primary importance.
  • Wait for police to respond (they may only arrive if an injury is reported)
  • Get prompt medical care
  • Do not admit fault
  • Do not talk to insurance reps
  • Do not most on social media
  • File a police report as soon as possible
  • Preserve evidence (clothes, bike, bike parts, photos, videos)
  • Contact an experienced bike collisions lawyer.

Write down as much of this information as possible, and take photos and/or videos of the scene from various angles:

  • License Plate Number
  • State
  • Driver Info (Name, address, phone, email, license, insurance)
  • Witness Info (name, phone, email)
  • Time
  • Location (City, street, approximate address)

If your loved one was killed in a bicycle crash, you can reach out to SoCal Families for Safe Streets, a project of Los Angeles Walks.