Cycling is one of America’s favorite pastimes. Not only is this one of the cleanest forms of transportation, but it is also quite affordable and comes with a ton of health benefits. However, cycling also comes with its share of risks. Due to their nature, accidents involving cyclists and motorists tend to result in devastating injuries and property damage to the cyclist.
If your bike accident was caused by another party’s negligent or unlawful acts, you may be entitled to compensation to cover your losses.
Here are the damages you can sue for in a bicycle accident lawsuit:
If the injuries you have sustained following the accident require medical attention or a visit to the emergency room, you can claim those medical expenses. You can also claim prescription costs, the cost of medical equipment and long-term care needs.
If your bike accident results in hospitalization, chances are you will miss work while receiving treatment. If this is the case, then you can seek compensation that equals what you would have earned if you would be at work. If your injuries are so severe that you’re unable to work, you may ask for lost future income.
You can also seek compensation for any property that was damaged in the accident. This can include damage to your bike and things like your wristwatch, phone and helmet.
A bike accident can leave you shaken, hurt and unable to work for some time. If you are hurt in a bike accident as a result of someone else’s fault, it is important that you know the compensation you are entitled to receive.