Bicycle Accidents Law Services
Bicycle accidents can leave you shocked, injured, and even disabled. If you’ve been the victim of a bicycle accident, you may be wondering what kind of compensation you’re entitled to receive.
The truth is there are many circumstances in which another party is responsible for providing compensation for the injuries you incurred as a result of a bicycle accident. The possibility of compensation and amount will be contingent on factors such as the party at fault, the circumstances surrounding the accident, and the extent of your bicycle-related injuries.
Who is Responsible for the Accident?
Determining the cause of the accident is of utmost importance. Bike accidents can arise from various scenarios. For instance, you might find yourself at fault in your bike accident due to the following:
- Reckless riding
- Keeping your bike in poor condition
- Not following the correct traffic laws
- Going too fast around a corner
- Losing control of your bicycle
Regardless of whether you had any involvement in causing your bike accident, there may still be a possibility to seek compensation for injuries caused by the other party’s fault. Consulting with an attorney is crucial to explore options following a bike accident.
Assuming you do not assume any fault for your accident, the other party can be held liable if one of the following circumstances occurred:
- A road defect caused you to fall
- A manufacturers defect in your bike caused it to malfunction
- You were attacked by a dog or pet
- Another bicyclist crashed into you
- You were hit by a car
Numerous factors can contribute to a bike accident. However, if it is established that another party’s negligence was the root cause of your accident, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries.
Relying on the expertise of an experienced bike accident attorney can help pinpoint the cause of your accident and determine the potential financial compensation you may be rightfully entitled to receive.
What Compensation is Available for Bicycle Accidents?
If another party played a role in causing your accident through their negligent actions, you may have the possibility to seek compensation for the injuries and expenses you have suffered as a consequence.
The most common compensation is medical costs, which can cover emergency room trips, doctor visits, testing, surgery, and much more.
If your injuries kept you from earning a living, you may be entitled to compensation for wages lost. You may also ask for future income if your injuries are severe and long-lasting.
Physical Property Damage
You are also eligible to seek compensation for any damage to personal property due to the bike accident, including your phone, watch, glasses, etc.
Pain and Suffering
Establishing damages for pain and suffering can present a greater challenge regarding proof. These damages encompass the physical and emotional harm you endure as a direct result of the accident.
The lawyers of Alsaidi Chang and Hamdan can help you get the compensation you deserve for your bicycle accident. Contact us today to learn more.