If you have been seriously hurt in a bicycle accident, you are likely worried about the medical expenses associated with this accident, among other damages. It can be very troubling to be injured as well as hit with all of these bills. You are entitled to justice. Our Long Island injury lawyer can help you win justice in the form of financial compensation. If you are looking for help getting the results you deserve, please give our office a call to set up your first free consultation.
What Medical Expenses Are Covered?
In New York State, we follow the laws of No-Fault insurance. This is not exclusive to accidents occurring between two vehicles. It extends to passengers, bicyclists, as well as pedestrians who are hurt in accidents. It would not apply to anyone riding a Vespa, motorcycle, or drunk driver.
No-Fault insurance was introduced to ensure that anyone hurt in an accident, regardless of whether or not they caused the accident, would be able to get coverage for their damages. This includes their lost wages and medical expenses. In some cases, you will turn to your health insurance to cover the medical costs associated with your accident.
What it excludes is your pain and suffering, which is considered to be non-economic damage. To learn more about what would qualify you for compensation for pain and suffering, please keep reading.
What Other Damages Am I Entitled To?
When you are after compensation for damages such as pain and suffering as well as other non-economic damages, you are going to want to talk to a lawyer about filing a bodily injury claim. These claims are designed for someone who was seriously injured. That is why it is called a bodily injury claim. You must have suffered serious bodily injury.
On top of your medical expenses from the initial claim, this would allow you to collect compensation for your pain and suffering, loss of life quality, loss of consortium, etc. All of the non-economic damages are included in these claims.
If you are interested in talking to a lawyer about how you would be able to collect full compensation for your bicycle accident, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our office. Our Long Island injury lawyer has been helping injured victims get justice for many years.
How a Lawyer Fights for Your Rights
Your lawyer does a lot for you to win compensation for not only your medical expenses but for all of your damages mentioned above.
Your lawyer can go to the scene of your accident to collect evidence. They can subpoena cellphone records to see if distracted driving was involved. They can also collect CCTV footage from nearby businesses if that is available.
Your lawyer is in charge of building a strong case for you. They then take this case and go toe to toe with the insurance company to negotiate a fair result for your accident. Our lawyer knows how to deal with even the biggest of insurance companies to push them to give you a result that is as full and as fair as can possibly be.
Free Consultation with a Long Island Injury Lawyer
If you have been seriously hurt in a bicycle accident and you are worried about how you are going to afford your medical expenses, please give us a call right away to set up a free consultation with our skilled and dedicated Long Island injury lawyer Michaelangelo Matera. You deserve justice. We know how to fight for you to get the fullest and fairest award possible.