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What Damages Are Recoverable In Bicycle Accident Cases?

When it comes to a bicycle accident, you are entitled to damages should another party be liable for the accident itself. In such a case, you are able to recover “economic” damages and “non-economic” damages.

Economic Damages

Any damage to your property, including your bicycle, which may have been damaged or destroyed as a result of the occurrence, is included in the economic damages. This covers any clothing you were wearing at the time of the accident, as well as any medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident, as well as any lost wages and income resulting from missed work hours as a result of your injury.

Common types of clothing would be shoes, jewelry that was broken in the crash and more. Those who file tend to be successful and can recover, in some cases. Of course, not all cases will see millions in damages. Many will have their medical bills covered and then some.

It doesn’t hurt to ask for advice from a professional San Diego Bicycle Accident Attorney so feel free to give us a call today.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are difficult to quantify using legal criteria, making them impossible to recover in full after a serious bicycle accident. In general, these damages include pain and suffering, impairment as a result of the injury, and personal mental anguish as a result of the bicycle accident. When it comes to fighting for such damages, it all comes down to the court where your case will be heard and whether you can prove that your experiences were directly caused by the accident. Although it may be difficult, a trained attorney can assist you in obtaining such damages awards.

When fighting for any form of damages from a significant bicycle, your best option is to bring in a professional personal injury attorney to handle the case. Attorney Chris Mova will fight on your behalf for damages Рeither through a court case or a settlement outside of court. In either case, it is best to have someone who understands the law in all its complexity to stand by your side and guide you through the entire process.

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