What to do when hit by a car while cycling?


If you're involved in a motor vehicle accident as a cyclist, you too are eligible to claim compensation if you weren't at fault.

Here are some practical things you should do if you have a cycling accident:

  • Get yourself and your bike off the road;
  • Determine the extent of your injuries;
  • Swap details with other vehicle or cyclists involved;
  • Obtain contact details from any witnesses of the accident;
  • Report the accident to police;
  • If possible, take photographs on your phone and take notes of the time and place of the accident; and
  • See a doctor or hospital to get checked over even if you have only sustained minor injuries.
Last updated:
February 22, 2024

Disclaimer: This information is designed for general information in relation to Queensland compensation law. It does not constitute legal advice. We strongly recommend you seek legal advice in regards to your specific situation. For help understanding your rights, please call 1800 960 482 or request a free case review to talk to one of our lawyers today.

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