Austin Injury Attorney Joel Levine Explains What to Do After a Bicycle Accident

If a cyclist is injured in an accident, several steps must be taken. Joel A. Levine, Austin, Texas personal injury attorney, describes what cyclists should do after an injury.

Call the police

Even if an accident or injury seems minor, Levine advises that cyclists call the police and wait for them to arrive. Regardless of the severity of an injury, you should report it to the police, as injuries do not occur until hours or even days after an accident. If a motorist or other cyclist was involved in the accident, victims should not try to negotiate with them or take payment on the spot if they do not file a complaint.

Make sure the police get all sides of the story

It is important for cyclists to include their version of the events in the official police report rather than relying on the motorist’s side. Minor injuries should also be reported to the officer if they worsen over time.

Collect witness information

Levine suggests obtaining the contact details of the driver involved and any witnesses who saw what happened. The police do not always take this step, so it is important for accident victims to be proactive. Cyclists who are too injured to collect this information should seek help from a bystander.

Document-relevant information

Over time, most victims forget important details of their bicycle accident, so it is important that on the day of the accident they take time to write down their report, including what happened, where it happened, how, when and the weather, Road, and traffic conditions. Injuries should also be documented in writing and with photos. Levine recommends keeping a journal with daily descriptions of all symptoms and how they affect daily activities. Evidence should be secured – victims shouldn’t have their bike repaired, throw away their damaged helmet, or even wash their clothes.

Get a case assessment

Victims of bicycle accidents should consult an experienced personal injury attorney for a case assessment. A lawyer can advise you on how to proceed, negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of the injured party and represent the victim in legal proceedings.

About Joel A. Levine’s Law Office

Joel A. Levine’s law firm is a Texas law firm specializing in personal injury and construction defects. The law firm founded by attorney Joel A. Levine represents clients who have been injured in bicycle accidents, car accidents, dog bites, abuse in nursing homes, as well as slips and falls. To learn more, visit, call 512-982-1510 to schedule a free case assessment, or visit Joel A. Levine’s law office at one of four locations:


1515 W. König Ln., Suite 100 Suite

Austin, TX 78756


12700 Park Central Drive, Suite 520

Dallas, TX 75251


6575 Westschleife Süd, Suite 500

Bellaire, TX 77401

San Antonio

401 East Sonterra Boulevard, Suite 375

San Antonio, TX 78258

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