July 19th Discussion: “What to Do After a Crash?”

Our WABA education team spends a lot of time teaching people how not to be involved in a crash.  In fact, they would love to have you join them for a class on Confident (and competent) City Cycling. But sometimes, despite their and your best efforts, crashes do occur.  Frequently, WABA hears from cyclists seeking to understand the post-crash process.  This can be an intimidating process for anyone, and especially for those with limited familiarity with the police, insurance, and legal systems. We are available to answer your questions to the best of our abilities, and to provide referrals to attorneys when your questions become too specific or difficult for us to address in a phone call or email. But now we are going one step further.  On July 19th, WABA is offering a discussion of “What to Do After a Crash.”  Executive Director Shane Farthing and three of the regions top lawyers in representing cyclists in DC, Maryland, and Virginia–Tom Witkop, Bruce Deming, and Peter Baskin–will be available both to assist with the group discussion and to talk one-on-one with cyclists at the end of the program. We want you to know what to do if you are involved in a crash.  But additionally, we want you to know how you can help if you’ve witnessed a crash.  The information you capture could be instrumental in helping a fellow cyclist. Please join us on the 19th at 6pm.  We look forward to a frank, informative discussion that will touch on traffic safety, enforcement, and law that will empower you to protect yourself or your fellow cyclist in the event of a crash. The event is free, but we do ask that you RSVP here so that we can plan for the appropriate number. Event Location: DC Citywide Conference Center – Room 1114 441 4th St. NW Washington DC, 20001