Personal Injury Cycling Accidents

Cycling Accidents

What To do, What Not To Do

Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation.

George Bernard Shaw

Cycling Accidents

Cycling has become more common in the last 10-15 years. It is popular for several reasons. It is great exercise, it’s cheap and it cuts down on travel time.

WHAT TO DO

If possible, stay calm and obtain the following information from the other driver:

  • Name and address
  • Registration details
  • Insurance details

DO

  • Take photographs of the scene of the accident
  • Call the Gardaí or report the accident to your local Garda station
  • Phone a friend to help you
  • Obtain the names contact details of witnesses
  • Go to the hospital or your GP as soon as possible

The RSA has issued the top ten safety tips and safety gear for motor cyclists. Please see www.rsa.safety.ie/safetytips .

DO NOT

Admit liability/always take legal advice before making a written statement to the Gardaí.

The RSA have very useful information on cycling safety at www.rsa/cyclingsafety.ie.

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