If you’re in a Bellingham bike accident, the result can mean serious injuries that demand a long process of medical treatments and time off of work while recovering. It should be obvious that the insurance covers your medical costs and lost wages, especially if you were not at fault. But you may also be able to recover monetary compensation for pain and suffering, inconvenience, lost quality of life and emotional distress.
The first thing accident victims need to focus on after being hurt in a bike vs. car crash are getting medical treatment. Considering how much more damage a bicyclist typically receives in a car crash compared to the car’s driver, that medical treatment can be considerable. Imagine having to stay on the ball of a lengthy legal case while healing broken bones, a traumatic brain injury or concussion, and severe pain, with the anxiety of medical bills that are too expensive to pay – that’s too much for anyone. Let Bill Coats Law take care of the legal end of your case so you can focus on what only you can do: heal.
Most likely our experienced team will be able to negotiate a settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company for you. We know how to navigate a complex system that someone not trained or experienced in personal injury law would find daunting, full of loopholes and rigmarole, and downright exhausting. And if the insurance company refuses to negotiate a fair settlement, we can file a lawsuit and argue in front of a jury. At that point, only a fool represents himself, as the saying goes.
What are medical damages?
One can think of medical damages as an economic damage. They’re figured in terms of dollars and cents, and are largely based on the accident victim’s medical bills. A Bellingham bike accident victim could recover costs for all medical visits and procedures and subsequent physical therapy. These treatments would be causally related to the bike accident and the injuries the victim sustained from it.
It is a lengthy process to track and provide all the medical bills for a bike accident, even if you’re not recovering from serious injuries and juggling your job and personal life. Let Bill Coats Law take care of the legal process while you take care of your health.
More information about recovering lost wages after a Bellingham bike accident.