It depends on a variety of factors. Being involved in a serious bike accident can be a confusing, frustrating and painful experience.
In addition to being physically injured, many people are unable to work temporarily—but sometimes permanently. They may also be burdened by an astronomical amount of unexpected medical debt.
These and other factors often create emotional distress as well.
Victims injured in bicycle accidents caused by someone else's negligence may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, property damages, lost wages, loss of earning capacity (if applicable), pain and suffering, and other damages. Bicycle accident victims can pursue compensation through insurance claims or personal injury lawsuits.
Regardless of which route they take, there are benefits to seeking legal representation of a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney. This is especially true when he or she has a track record of successfully resolving bicycle accident cases.
With everything else going on, people often worry they can't afford the cost of hiring legal counsel. Most personal injury lawyers understand that financial concerns can be overwhelming, especially after an accident. However, this should never prevent someone from pursuing well-deserved justice and compensation.
Many personal injury law firms—including ours—often free initial case consultations and work on a contingency fee basis. This means that bike crash victims can discuss their cases with an attorney for free before retaining them. They'll only pay for legal services if the case is resolved in their favor and they receive a settlement. The attorney would then receive a portion of that settlement, rather than requiring payment upfront. Sometimes, additional fees may apply, which is why it's a good idea for victims to discuss payment terms with an attorney during their initial consultation.
Consult a Skilled Bicycle Accident Attorney
If you were injured in a bike crash, it's important to understand and protect your right to financial recovery. A personal injury attorney who understands the complexities of bicycle accidents can review the details of your case and help you weigh options for compensation.
Don't let financial woes prevent you from receiving a fair settlement. Contact the Accident and Injury Law Group today to schedule an appointment for a free initial case consultation with a member of our experienced legal team.