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Common damages
to claim in a bike accident

Common Damages
to Claim in a Bike Accident

Common damages to claim in an accident
By: Jason Neufeld
Posted in: Miami Car Accident

When you face an accident when you are on a bike, the impacts can be great like physical injuries and medical costs alongside time away from work causing financial stress. When you suffer from a bike accident there are many things you can get compensated for, not only the monetary loss and costs you face but also for emotional damages and the limitations on your day to day life caused by the accident.

Steps to take after the accident:

The first thing that you need to attend to straight after your accident is seeking medical help for your injuries. It is important to remember that not all injuries are superficial and you may not feel them instantly because of the shock. You need to make sure you get checked out fully. Health comes first.

Once this is done, you can contact a bike accident attorney in Florida to discuss your compensation options and ensure you get everything that you are rightfully owed.

Claiming compensation for medical damages:

Any sort of damages that can be calculated in a monetary form and be put in exact dollar amounts, is known as economic damages. Medical damages such as expenses are classed as economic damages because the exact cost can be determined by looking at medical bills. This can be done even more if your treatment was covered by insurance.

Claiming compensation for lost wages:

Lost wages just like medical damages are considered economic damages. Any time taken off for recovery, physical therapy or attending medical appointments results in lost wages. All of these are recoverable.

To calculate lost wage damages, you would ordinarily take the employee’s hourly wage and multiply this amount by the number of hours or days missed from work. This can be a bit more of a difficult task for independent contractors in comparison to hourly workers.

Claiming compensation for pain and emotional damages:

Because the suffering and pain caused by a bike accident cannot be calculated like economic damages the following are taken into account:

  • Whether your injuries and symptoms are permanent, and if so, how long they are expected to continue.
  • The length of your recovery time.
  • Whether or not your conditions or symptoms can be alleviated, and if so, how and when.
    Whether medication relieves or eliminates your symptoms.
  • If you need any future medical procedures – including surgeries.
  • Whether you can maintain the same lifestyle and quality of life that you had before the accident.
  • Whether you are able to take part in the same personal and professional activities as you could before the accident.
  • Your life expectancy and the amount of time that your symptoms are expected to continue.

Contact a Bike Accident lawyer in Florida:

While the facts above are shocking and no one wishes to be involved in such an situation, if you are ever faced by the traumatized Effects of a bike accident contact a bike accident lawyer in Miami as a matter of urgency. For help and support through the situation by an experienced Miami car Accident lawyer consult one of our team members at 305-91-6666.