Everyone can choose their means of transport around the city. Some people prefer their own car, others prefer public transport. There are those who like walking around the city, and those who prefer a bicycle.
But being a bicyclist in Los Angeles can be very dangerous, especially if you are inexperienced in driving around so many cars. During the rush hour, the whole city is jammed, and frankly, only a bicycle can go around.
What happens if you suddenly end up in a bicycle accident? Do you have any legal rights, and is there compensation that you could seek?
The answer is YES, you absolutely have every legal right to sue the driver and seek compensation for your injuries, assuming that you were not at fault for causing the accident.
Here is everything you need to know about the compensation for a bicycle accident and all types of compensation that you are eligible for.
Also called “general” damages, their purpose is to compensate the injured individuals on intangibles such as:
- Psychological harm
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
However, in order to receive compensation for these injuries, you have to be able to prove that these injuries resulting from that particular car accident. This is where your doctor’s report comes into play; assuming that you visited the hospital right after the accident, the doctor who took care of your injuries most likely wrote a report, which you can use to connect these injuries to your accident.
Once you do that, you will easily get compensated for everything above. Be sure to check in with bicycle accident attorneys in Los Angeles at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, schedule your free consultation and learn how you can protect yourself and your legal rights following an accident.
Lost Wages and Earning Potential
Have you been unable to go to work as a result of your accident? Did you miss a promotion because your injuries prevented you from giving it your all at work?
If the answer is yes, you may be eligible to obtain compensation for your lost wages. Simply contact your attorney, tell him that you want to seek compensation for every hour of work that you missed, and your attorney will help you calculate the final amount of your lost wages.
Note: In most cases, you will not receive 100 percent the number of your lost wages. Usually, you get around 2/3 of the total amounts that you have lost during the post-accident period.
Everything that you had to pay for from the moment of the accident can be recovered in the compensation. This includes all your medical bills for:
- A surgery
- Doctor’s fees
- Hospital fees
- Ambulance fees
- Prescription drugs
- Walking Aid
- House care
All of your current, past and future medical bills related to your accident will be fully covered. Contact Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Attorneys at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, and seek their help in securing your compensation on time.
Other types of damages that you can recover from your compensation involve:
- Property damage
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages