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How much is my bicycle accident claim worth?
How do you determine the value of a bicycle accident claim? I was recently contacted by a man who was in a bad bicycle accident on Wrightsboro Road, here in Augusta, and that was one of his first questions – “How much money is my claim worth?” If you are reading this, you probably are wondering the same thing.
A bicycle accident claim’s value, just like any other personal injury claim, depends on many different factors. In any type of personal injury action, you get damages associated with what are called special damages. Those are damages for things like medical expenses and lost wages. Those damages are easy to quantify; you can put a dollar figure on those damages. Those damages also depend, however, on how badly the person is hurt. If someone’s not hurt very bad – and hopefully they’re not – they’re probably not going to miss much time from work, and their medical expenses are probably not going to be as high. For that reason, their case is probably not going to be worth as much as it would be under other circumstances.
There’s also a value of damages called general damages, and those are damages involving pain and suffering. These are also the damages that are harder to put dollar signs on, and they can really vary with the individual person. There’s also punitive damages, and those damages depend more upon the conduct of the person who caused the accident. For example, if you were in a bus or bicycle accident and the person who hit you was drunk, then your case is going to be valued much higher than if the person simply made a mistake.
When looking for an attorney to represent you in any case involving personal injury, make sure that that attorney is focused on personal injury, has trial experience, and has experience in litigating claims related to bicycle accidents. If you have been the victim in a bicycle accident, we would be more than happy to sit down and answer any questions that you might have.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a bicycle accident and have questions about your bicycle accident case value?
Contact the experienced Augusta bicycle accident lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson, today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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