Compensation for Your Injuries from a Bicycle Accident
The simple fact is, injuries sustained in a bike accident can be substantial and serious; bicyclists and their families may lose the quality of life they previously enjoyed due to the negligence of another. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you may be able to recover your:
1. reasonable and necessary past and future lost wages,
2. reasonable and necessary expenses for doctors,
3. reasonable and necessary bills related to hospitals and skilled caregivers,
4. and other expenses related to your bicycle accident.
You also may be entitled to a money recovery that would:
1. compensate you for any pain, and suffering damages;
3. disfigurement you have and may continue to suffer,
4. permanent impairment to any particular body part under the AMA guidelines,
5. punitive damages if the at fault party did something beyond negligence (like drink and drive and pled guilty to DUI, or the like).
If your bicycle injuries are long-lasting, your damages might also include reparation for diminished enjoyment of life, and duties under duress. Damages for injuries sustained in a bicycle accident which result in a decreased life expectancy of the claimant may also be recoverable in cases with adequate proof.
Accident scenes change quickly and memories fade which makes "time of the essence" with bicycle accident/injuries. It is very important to speak with a bicycle accident attorney as soon after an accident as possible. To preserve evidence that may be of great importance to your bicycle accident case, there are several actions that should be considered immediately (called preservation of evidence). An experienced bicycle accident attorney may arrange for the safe storage of your bicycle for later inspection for potential defects and product defect claims, conduct an initial (but thorough) investigation and review of the entire bicycle accident scene, and interview eyewitnesses while facts are fresh in their minds, or before they vanish. Quick actions by experienced bike accident attorneys can make all the difference in the world with your legal outcome in your bike injury case. The bike accident attorneys The Law Offices of Mark C. Blane, APC are experienced in litigating many types of bike accident cases, and have won thousands of cases since 1999. We can take care of your case, while you and your doctor(s) adequately take care of your medical injuries.
Mark C. Blane is a San Diego Bicycle Accident Attorney, and the managing lawyer of the Law Offices of Mark C. Blane, a San Diego, California Pedestrian Injury Law Firm devoted to representing families of injured persons of automobile accidents. If you or someone you love, has been injured or killed in San Diego County, or Southern California, due to the negligence of another, please order your FREE copy of Mr. Blane's book, The 10 Secrets You Need To Know About Your Injury Case, BEFORE You Call A Lawyer. It is full of helpful information, insights, and secrets that will help you protect your legal rights. It normally sells for $16.95; however, it is free to all California residents, or those injured in a California accident.