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What to do if you get hurt during a cycling event

On Behalf of | Jul 28, 2023 | Bike & Pedestrian Accidents

Participating in a cycling event can be an exhilarating experience, whether you are a seasoned rider or a cycling novice. These events combine the thrill of competition with the sheer joy of being outdoors, often in some of California’s most scenic spots. But what happens if the unexpected occurs and you get hurt during a cycling event?

Understanding what to do in this situation can make a significant difference, both for your health and any potential compensation you might seek.

Ensure your immediate safety

Following an accident, your immediate safety is the top priority. Move away from the course to a safe spot if you can do it without further injury.

Seek medical attention

Whether you think your injuries are serious or not, seek medical attention immediately. Some issues, such as concussions, do not show up right away. A medical professional will be able to accurately assess your injuries and provide the necessary treatment.

Report the accident

Inform the event organizers of the accident as soon as possible. Provide them with a detailed account of what happened. This report can serve as an official record of the incident.

Document everything

Take photographs of your injuries and any damage to your bike. Also, if possible, take photos of the accident scene. Write down your recollection of the accident while it is still fresh in your mind. T

Speak with witnesses

If there were any witnesses to your accident, try to get their contact information. Their account of the incident could corroborate your version of events.

Follow up on medical treatment

Keep all your medical appointments and follow the prescribed treatment plan. Keep a record of all medical costs associated with your injury.

Getting hurt during a cycling event in California can be a distressing experience. However, following these steps can help you get through the situation in the best way possible.