In NYC, the number of accidents for bicyclists is starting to increase, especially due to the popularity of E-bikes. Bicycle accident damages can be substantial. They can change your life. If you want justice for your accident, working closely with a Long Island injury lawyer can help your chances of success. Please do not hesitate to reach out right away to set up a free consultation with us.
What Are the Types of Bicycle Accident Damages?
There are two types of damages that are related to a bicycle accident. They are your economic damages and your non-economic damages.
Economic damages are to compensate you for all of the ways in which you were financially affected by your bicycle accident. Many people lose money because of missed time at work. If being on a bike was a large part of how they made money (delivering food, for example), then an injury that prevents you from traveling on your bike can hit your bank account hard. That is on top of the medical expenses that may be burying you.
Non-economic damages have more to do with how your life has been negatively affected. A lot of people have to deal with mental health decline due to their accidents. If bicycling was something that brought you joy, you likely are experiencing a lot of sadness. Pain and suffering are also very important when calculating your compensation.
How Do I Get Full Compensation for My Bicycle Accident Damages?
Compensation will come from the liable party’s insurance company. This is going to be in the form of monetary awards.
It all begins with the collection of evidence. Evidence can give us the proof that we need in order to properly identify the liable party.
Once we know who the liable party is, we can file a claim against them to get the compensation you deserve. This compensation, again coming from the insurance company, will cover the damages mentioned above.
We go through negotiations with the insurance company to get them to come to us with a fair settlement offer. If they cannot provide us with a fair amount, we can take them to trial.
Call Our Long Island Injury Lawyer Today
If you have substantial bicycle accident damages, you are likely wondering how you are going to get justice. Please do not wait to reach out to our Long Island lawyer to set up a free consultation to learn more about how you can get justice for your claim.