If I hit a cyclist while making a turn at an intersection but there was no injury or damage ane we exchanged personal information, what do I do next?

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If I hit a cyclist while making a turn at an intersection but there was no injury or damage ane we exchanged personal information, what do I do next?

I was making a left turn at an intersection (green light) and did not see a cyclist behind a car, and I turned into the cyclist. He was not injured and the bike was fine except for the cage on the back, which I gave him money to replace. I told him my name and where I lived, and offered transportation of the bike or of him ( which he refused). No injury was apparent, and I watched him attempt to ride the bike, which he could perform without any trouble. It does not appear that the cyclist will file charges, but is there any liability I could be exposed to, and if so what should I do?

Asked on May 28, 2012 under Accident Law, Georgia

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Since the bicyclist wasn't injured and there wasn't any damage to the bicycle aside from the minor damage to the basket for which you provided compensation, there is nothing for you to be concerned about or any further action to be taken on your part.  If the bicyclist files a claim in the future for property damage or personal injury, just refer the matter to your auto insurance company and your insurance company will handle it.


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