Being the victim of an accident can be disheartening and stressful. Especially when serious injuries are suffered, whether broken bones or ruptured organs, the hurt victim may be so wrapped up in what is currently occurring that they can spare no thought for future actions. This may be especially true after a New Mexico bicycle accident, as injuries are often serious. That is understandable, and the first thing accident victims need to do is make sure that their health is taken care of, and that they let the medical professionals decide what kind and how much treatment they are going to need. However, at some point, there may be the necessity of considering whether someone is liable for the injured person's damages, and there may be some steps to be taken that will help with this endeavor.
For example, it is generally a good idea to get information about anyone else involved in an accident, as well as anyone who might have seen what happened. This means names, addresses and phone numbers, as well as any insurance information that may be available. Taking pictures of the scene of the accident can also be important, whether it is done by the victim or a friend or family member. These shots should capture the scene from multiple angles, and be done about the same time of day the accident occurred.