Calculating Damages After a Bicycle Accident
Calculating Damages After a Bicycle Accident

According to a study published in Injury Prevention, the number of bicycle accidents has risen dramatically in recent decades. The cost of bicycle accidents has also risen steeply. This is partly due to an overall increase in cycling in the U.S. However, distracted driving undoubtedly plays a role in the bicycle accident uptick. There is also a large percentage of older bicyclists on the road, which is likely contributing to the many serious injuries and fatalities.

Bicycle accidents are usually the result of negligent motorists. With more and more drivers being distracted by their devices, these accidents will unfortunately continue to occur. If you are hurt in a bicycle accident, you can seek compensation for your injuries.

Bicycle Accident Damages

As with any other personal injury case, the damages you can recover vary depending on several factors. These include the nature and severity of your injuries, the level of disability resulting from the injuries, and your lost earning capacity.

In calculating your damages, your personal injury attorney will consider both special damages and general damages. Special damages can basically be calculated exactly by adding up medical bills and lost wages. General damages are less exact and can be more difficult to prove. These include costs such as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment.

Potential damages you might be able to seek following a bicycle accident include:

  • Medical bills
  • Compensation for lost wages
  • Pain and suffering/Inconvenience
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of earning capacity due to disability
  • Loss of consortium or companionship
  • Compensation for future medical treatment

“If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can help you recover compensation for the harm you suffered in the accident,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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