Common Types of Damages Seen in Bicycle Accident Cases
Every year, bicyclists face the fact that they could be involved in extremely serious accidents due to negligent drivers on our roads. In 2015, it was reported that 818 people lost their lives in bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles, which means that over two people were killed in these accidents every day. Every day, many people are also hospitalized for these accidents that can happen in the blink of an eye when precautions are not taken. If you are somebody who has been injured in a bicycle accident, you might be asking yourself how you’re going to be able to financially and physically move forward following this serious accident. Luckily, you have options.
Bringing a Claim for Damages
As you may already know, serious injuries can stem from bicycle accidents. If you have sustained injuries in one of these accidents, you might understand how difficult it can be to get back on your feet as you attempt to return to work, work through the emotions that follow you after your accident and recover in many other ways from medical turmoil that you never expected. Today we want to focus on some of the damages that you might expect from a bicycle accident case.
Medical Treatment: One of the most common types of economic damages that you should expect in your bicycle accident case are medical damages, which are related to the treatment that you have received ever since your accident. These tend to be some of the easiest damages to calculate due to the fact that all the courts would have to do is take a look at your medical bills that you have collected thus far. After an accident, you want to ensure that you collect evidence for all of these bills including those that cover medical visits, physical therapy, procedures, surgeries, and more. All of these statements are important and you don’t want to handle the bills completely on your own.
Lost Income: Lost wages are another type of economic damage that can be calculated. Perhaps, due to your bicycle accident, you have been unable to return to work. You can prove that you missed income due to missing work by showing the amount that you were supposed to be paid and the amount of work that you missed. An economist might be able to help.
Emotional Suffering: You might be feeling the debilitating impact of a bicycle accident, especially on an emotional level. The trauma that somebody might experience in one of these accidents might follow them through the rest of their life, which is why it is important to seek these types of damages as well so that you can move forward on an emotional level.
How an Attorney Can Help
Staying focused and alert as a bicyclist can help you avoid these accidents on a higher level; however, motor vehicle drivers continue to fail to watch out for the well-being of these vulnerable parties on our roads. If you have been injured in one of these personal injury accidents, you need the experienced help of an attorney on your side who is willing to stand alongside you and help you through every step of this arduous process. At Katz Kantor Stonestreet & Buckner, our experienced attorneys are totally dedicated to your case and ensuring that you receive the compensation to move forward in your time of need. Contact us for more information on how we can help when you need it most at 304-431-4050.