If you got hurt while riding your bike, our bicycle accident lawyer serving Grove City, Ohio, could help you pursue compensation for your injuries and losses from the liable party. That way, you do not have to figure out insurance questions, fault, or liability on your own.
Our clients know that they can devote their time and attention to recuperating from their wounds while we take care of their legal matters. At Bressman Law, we pride ourselves on delivering caring, attentive legal services to our clients.
How Much Compensation You Can Seek in a Bicycle Accident Claim
One of the first questions clients ask us is how much money they can expect to receive from the at-fault party for their bicycle accident injury claim. There is no single flat rate in these cases, as every bike collision case is different. The unique facts of your circumstances will determine the amount of damages we can pursue on your behalf.
Here are some examples of the types of compensation we have won for our clients:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past lost wages when recuperating from the accident and medical treatment
- Future lost wages because of decreased earning capacity from the injuries
- Disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and other intangible damages
- Pain and suffering for the physical discomfort and the emotional anguish of the accident and injuries
After we talk to you about your accident, we might discover additional losses that could get added to your injury claim.
For a free legal consultation with a bicycle accident attorney in Grove City, call (614) 538-1116
Pitfalls You Can Avoid By Working with Our Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Some people try to handle their personal injury claims without a lawyer, thinking that doing so will save them a few dollars. However, not hiring one could make legal matters complicated.
If you’re unfamiliar with legalese or the claims process, you could be setting yourself back. As such, trying to learn everything that comes with managing a bicycle accident case while you’re healing could make pursuing compensation all the more stressful.
Here are some of the mistakes one can avoid by working with one of our bicycle accident lawyers:
Accepting a Lowball Offer
Typically, the claims adjuster will offer a quick settlement early in the process. It is unlikely that either the insurance company or the injured person has an accurate assessment of the value of the claim at that point.
The claims adjuster hopes that the injured person will grasp at the prospect of a few thousand dollars on a claim that might be worth 10 or 20 times that amount. Many people find out when it is too late that they should have received much more money than they did.
Settling Before You Complete Your Medical Treatment
Once you settle with the insurance company, you cannot go back later and demand more money, as the at-fault party’s does not have to pay one more cent after a case settles.
Your regular health insurance is unlikely to cover your medical bills because they arose from a motor vehicle accident. In that case, you may have to either pay those medical expenses out of your own pocket or go without the surgery that you need.
Giving a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company
The claims adjuster will likely ask you to give a recorded statement. In a recorded statement, the adjuster asks you a series of questions while recording your responses. The insurance company then transcribes the session.
You should not agree to give a recorded statement to the insurance company. These statements typically only benefit the insurer, not you. The claims adjuster can cherry-pick what you said and twist your words in an attempt to pay you less money than you deserve. Instead of giving a recorded statement, you can tell the claims adjuster to talk to your lawyer.
Missing the Lawsuit Filing Deadline
Every state imposes a statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits. The statute of limitations is a deadline by which you must file suit. Generally speaking, Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10 sets a two-year time limit on personal injury lawsuits.
If you miss that deadline, the law could forever bar you from seeking compensation for your injuries. The claims adjuster knows the exact deadline for your claim. Many injured people, however, do not know that information.
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Our Bicycle Accident Team Can Protect Your Right to Damages and Avoid Pitfalls
At Bressman Law, we can help you avoid the pitfalls that can come with pursuing a bicycle accident case.
Our job will be to:
- Gather evidence to build an effective case
- Evaluate all settlement offers
- Handle communication with the insurance company
- Negotiate a settlement that covers your losses
- Protect you from the insurance company acting in bad faith
- Help you meet all state-mandated deadlines
Affording a Bicycle Accident Lawyer on Our Team
Most people do not have extra money to pay upfront legal fees to go after compensation on a personal injury claim. Thankfully, we can handle your bicycle accident injury claim on a contingency-fee basis.
Here is how contingency fees work:
- You do not have to pay any upfront legal fees.
- We work hard on your case, no matter how long it takes, without getting paid any legal fees until the end.
- If we settle or win, we get paid a percentage of the settlement proceeds or jury verdict.
In other words, you do not have to be rich to seek justice from the person who caused you harm.
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Call Bressman Law for Help with Your Grove City Bicycle Accident Injury Claim
We only handle personal injury cases at our firm. This focus has allowed us to serve personal injury clients for more than 30 years. Helping people who get injured due to the negligence of others is our passion and our calling.
Call Bressman Law today at (877) 538-1116 for a free consultation to find out how we can help you. There is no obligation.