The unfortunate truth is that most roads are too narrow to accommodate cyclists and automobile drivers at the same time. This results in crashes and serious injury. If you have been struck by a vehicle while riding a bike, you may be eligible to receive bicycle accident compensation. Contact our office for a free case review.
Compensation for Bicycle Accidents | Compensatory Damages
Victims of accidents may be entitled to financial compensation, especially when negligence caused the accident. Compensation can be used for present and future medical expenses, property damage, emotional distress, and lost wages.
Compensatory damages cover any costs directly related to your accident, present, or future. Compensatory damages, for example, can pay for medical bills, as well as compensate you for lost wages or lost future earnings. Compensatory damages can help cover:
- Medical bills, treatment and rehabilitation costs
- Medical equipment
- Lost wages and lost earning capacity
- Long-term disability or disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Emotional distress
- Loss of natural life
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Compensation for Bicycle Accidents | Punitive Damages
Punitive damages refer to damages awarded in cases that involve gross negligence or malice. This type of damage is used as a financial punishment for the negligent party. Punitive damages are awarded by a jury, and therefore are available if your case goes to trial.
Do not waste time wondering if you have an accident claim following a bike crash. Get the medical help you need and contact the Pittsburgh bicycle accident attorneys at Accident & Injury Law Group. We will take it from there.