What compensation am I entitled to in my Washington, D.C. area bicycle accident injury case?
Some people are under the impression that if they are injured while riding a bicycle, they are not entitled to the same level of compensation that car accident victims receive. In fact, the opposite can be true; because of the vulnerability of cyclists, their injuries are often much more serious and debilitating than those of a car accident victim, requiring much higher compensation.
If you have been injured in a Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, or Bethesda-area biking accident, the Bethesda bike accident injury attorneys at Lewis & Tompkins can help you regain peace of mind after your accident by helping you recover some of the following damages in your injury claim:
- Medical expenses: Any hospital bills, surgery, and therapy you receive related to your accident can be compensated if your accident was caused by another person’s negligence. Even the cost of your prescriptions can be recovered if your need for them was caused by the accident.
- Lost wages: If you lost wages because of your accident, and will continue to miss work, your Lewis & Tompkins attorney may be able to recover wages that you are unable to earn as the result of your accident injuries.
- Property damage: If you were seriously injured, this may be the last thing on your mind, but you can also recover the cost of repairs or replacement to your bicycle.
- Pain and suffering: Just like a car accident, not everything you recover in a bicycle accident has a price tag attached. The pain and challenges that you face every day as a result of another person’s negligence may be the hardest thing for you to cope with, and you may be able to seek monetary compensation.
If you or someone you love suffered injuries in a bicycle accident that was caused by the negligence of a driver, call us today at 202-296-0666 for a free consultation and to find out how we can help you recover and move forward after your wreck.