I’m very sorry to hear about your accident. Collisions between a person on a bike and an automobile can result in some of the most serious injuries of any type of accident. After such an accident, the bicyclist typically files a personal injury lawsuit, if possible, to recover compensation for his or her injuries.
Normally, one of the first questions the injured bicyclist will ask his or her attorney is what they can expect to receive from the case. There is no easy answer to this question – it varies in every case and depends on a number of factors. First, in order to be successful, you will of course have to prove that the driver who crashed into you was negligent, or failed to act as a reasonable person would in similar circumstances. You can prove this by showing that the driver engaged in reckless behaviors, such as speeding, failing to yield, driving while distracted, etc.
If you are able to prove that the driver was negligent, you then have to prove that you suffered damages as a result of the accident. Normal damages in a bicycle accident case include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, rehab expenses, and more. There are a number of factors that can play into how much you receive, including your age and health at the time of the accident, how serious your injuries were, the conduct of the other driver, state laws, and more.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident that was caused by a negligent automobile driver in Houston, you should speak with a personal injury attorney. Call the attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. Our team can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.