Bicycle Accident Recoverable Damages
Do you have questions about bicycle accident recoverable damages? Watch this video, then call our New York Bicycle Accident Attorney to learn more.
After a bicycle accident in New York, from whom can I recover damages?
We were asked today by a bicyclist who was in an accident and struck by a motor vehicle who was going to pay his medical bills and who he can go after to recover for his injuries. The answer is the operator of the vehicle that struck you. Of course, we’re assuming that the operator of the vehicle did something wrong and caused the accident. Certainly, if that is the case, you have a claim for pain and suffering and you also have a claim for medical expenses.
In New York City, that vehicle should have, by law, a no-fault provision on that policy that covers up to $50,000. So, regardless of whose fault it is, that $50,000 is there to pay for your medical expenses and is also a provision of the policy that will cover you for lost wages, if you’re unable to work because of the bicycle accident. That’s just the medical, and that’s just the wage aspect of it— what we call economic loss. You also have a claim for conscious pain and suffering for your injuries, and that’s to recover for that period that you’re in pain and unable to do the things that you normally are able to do. We would certainly move forward and prosecute on your behalf if you would need us to do so.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured by an automobile while out on a ride and have questions about bicycle accident recoverable damages? Contact experienced New York Bicycle Accident Attorney at the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum today for a legal consultation to learn what your case is worth.
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