A bicycle accident means a person was hit by a fast-moving, heavy vehicle without any protection to safeguard them, even if they were wearing a helmet. When this happens, the potential losses can be incredible, and it can be challenging for any person to recover fully. So, what’s the average bicycle accident settlement worth, and why should you talk to a Philadelphia bicycle accident lawyer?
What Is the Average Bike Accident Worth?
While it is impossible to provide an accurate value for the average bike accident settlement, these accidents can range from several thousand dollars worth of loss up to a million or more. However, there are many factors that play a role in what you may recover in these cases. No matter what the average is, your attorney should be working hard to get the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Your potential recovery in a bicycle accident case is likely to be worth the amount of economic losses you have, the available non-economic losses you have, as well as punitive damages in some situations. Without a doubt, there is a lot on the line, and our goal is always to provide you with exceptional insight into what your case is worth. Some of the ways we can do this include:
- Determining who was at fault for your losses
- Working to better understand if a person causing the accidents was reckless or negligent
- Estimating the medical costs you could have in the future due to the losses you have
- Working to better understand the emotional trauma and mental anguish you have had in these cases
- Determining how this incident will impact your ability to do your job or engage in activities that are important to you
- Look at cases like your own to estimate your losses carefully
Understanding Your Losses – Going Beyond the Average
At Rand Spear The Accident Lawyer, we are not looking to help you reach the average settlement but working to ensure you get the largest possible recovery of your losses. To do that, we work hard to truly understand what happened in your bicycle accident as well as why it occurred, looking at how seriously you were hurt as well as the behavior of the driver. Let us consider, too, how this incident will impact the rest of your life.
How serious are your injuries and other losses? We look at all factors here, including the economic damages you have, which include things like medical costs for the care you need now and later, as well as loss of your property, lost time at work, and losses related to your rehabilitation needs. The more serious and impactful your losses are, the more your recovery should be.
We also do not overlook the importance of noneconomic losses, those that are specifically related to more subjective losses, such as pain and suffering and mental anguish. These are very real losses that you should receive compensation for, and our attorneys will work to ensure that is the case. It may also include loss of consortium, loss of quality of life, and emotional trauma.
Consider Punitive Damages as Well
The court may elect to pay you punitive damages in situations where your losses are particularly egregious and often the result of reckless behavior such as driving under the influence or losses related to negligence from speeding. Though not all cases receive this type of added compensation, those who do may be able to obtain a significant amount of money as a result. Our attorney will help you determine if punitive damages may be an option in your situation.
Is Your Personal Injury Claim Strong Enough to Prove Its Worth?
Working closely with the legal team at Rand Spear allows you to learn more about how we can strengthen your case so you can obtain a potentially larger settlement. There are many situations where victims go into these cases believing that it will be simple and straightforward to see the largest claim for their losses, but that is not what happens. Let us work, instead, to prove what your case is worth now.
We do this by getting comprehensive information about what happened and working to determine who is responsible, no matter if it is just the driver, a company that hired the driver, or others. We also look at the factors in the case, such as whether the driver may have been intoxicated or behaving aggressively. Once we establish fault, we are better on the way to understanding what your losses may be.
In addition to this, our attorneys will work to provide evidence about what your losses in the future will be. This is done by speaking to witnesses, discussing your case with medical experts, and estimating the impact on your quality of life. We also take into consideration aspects of your case, like the emotional trauma that occurs and the losses you face from no longer being able to do the things you enjoy.
Let Us Provide You with an Accurate, Transparent Level of Insight into Your Case
Before you try to settle your case with the insurance company or seek out a lawsuit against the responsible party, allow Rand Spear to work closely with you to determine what your case is actually worth. If there is any way we can strengthen your case with added evidence to help you obtain more, we will find it. We do not stop with average compensation but aim to provide you with every tool and resource possible to maximize your recovery.
Set Up a Free, No Obligation Consultation to Discuss Your Case with Us Now
When you call on Rand Spear The Accident Lawyer, we work aggressively to provide your case, gathering the factors that play a role in what your bicycle accident is worth. Let us offer a free consultation, one that does not require any obligation to work with us if you decide not to do so for any reason. Get the insight you need now and know you have a team on your side.