Cycling provides an outlet for exercise and relaxation for countless residents of New York. Unfortunately, cycling also carries the risk of serious injuries. Accidents can happen anywhere, but they are particularly common in places where cyclists cross paths with motor vehicles.

When you have been injured while riding your bike, you could be entitled to damages. A skilled personal injury attorney from our firm can help you with every stage of a civil claim and ensure your rights are represented and protected. Rely on the guidance of an Amherst bicycle accident lawyer from Richmond Vona, LLC. Call today to get started reviewing the details of your case.

Types of Bicycle Accident Injuries

Cyclists face much more significant risks of serious injury compared to the motorists they share a road with. Unlike cars and trucks, which have numerous safety features to absorb the impact of a crash, bicycles offer little protection for their riders. When cyclists are involved in an accident, they face the brunt of the impact themselves.

This impact can lead to a number of serious injuries ranging from mild to catastrophic in severity. Some examples of common injuries that occur in these cases include the following:

  • Road rash
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Internal organ damage or bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Traumatic amputations

Our dedicated Amherst attorneys can evaluate each of the injuries you sustain in a bicycle accident and strive to understand how they have impacted your life to demand a settlement package that adequately reflects your losses.

Understanding the Value of a Bike Accident Injury Claim

Bicycle accident injury settlements comprise several specific compensation awards, known as damages. No two accidents are the same, which means some types of damages might be appropriate in one case but not another. An Amherst bicycle accident attorney can help determine the damages you may be eligible for. Some of the common areas of reimbursement include:

Lost Wages

The inability to return to work following a bike accident can be frustrating. Injured people who are out of work for weeks or months often face significant financial challenges due to the unexpected loss of their income. These challenges are often made worse by the mountain of medical debt that can follow a bike accident.

Pain and Suffering

Physical pain is a common consequence of a bicycle accident. The injuries that come from being struck by a car or thrown to the ground can be severe and take time to heal. Financial compensation could be available to a person injured in a bike accident based on the severity of their pain.

Emotional Distress

Injury accidents are not only physically difficult to endure but can also impact someone’s mental and emotional well-being. Anxiety, depression, PTSD, and a loss of enjoyment of life can all be considered in a settlement package.

Past and Future Medical Bills

Medical expenses are an important factor for many bike accident victims. The cost of this care can be overwhelming, especially when insurance refuses to pay. A successful claim could recoup damages that cover both past and future medical needs.

Talk To an Amherst Bicycle Accident Attorney Today

When you are ready to move forward with your injury claim, our team of attorneys is here to help. Bicycle accidents can upend your life in a moment, but fair compensation could get it back on track.

Let an Amherst bicycle accident lawyer review your case and pursue the compensation you deserve. Call today to get started with a free consultation.

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With over 25 years of combined personal injury experience, our co-founding attorneys, John E. Richmond and Keith R. Vona, have helped injury victims and their family members recover more than $150 million in financial relief.
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John E. Richmond
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As one of New York’s top personal injury attorneys, John E. Richmond understands that clients come first. With over a decade of experience representing plaintiffs, he knows how to hold negligent corporations and big insurance companies liable.
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In his nearly 15 years in practice, Keith has been consistently recognized for his client service and record of results. He has been selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list four times (2013 to 2016), an honor reserved for the top up-and-coming attorneys.
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