Sacramento bicycle collision with vehicle injuring cyclist

An accident on Howe Avenue between a motorist and a cyclist

A bicycle collision with a motor vehicle ended up sending the cyclist to a Sacramento hospital on September 13. The accident happened along Howe Avenue between Arden Way and Hurley Way in the Arden Arcade around 2:30 p.m. The vehicle, a Ford Explorer, was not damaged in the accident, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) accident report.

Cyclist taken to hospital after collision with motorist

The injured person pedestrian was transported to Kaiser North with undescribed injuries by Sacramento Fire Department medics. The incident is being investigated by the CHP to find out how the collision of the bike with the vehicle happened and to assign fault.

Recovering compensation for injury from a bicycle collision

Collisions involving bicycles and motor vehicles frequently result in serious injuries due to the vulnerability of the cyclist. If the driver of the motor vehicle was responsible for the accident, the injured rider has the right to file a claim to recover compensation. This is important because serious injuries can require the cyclist to spend time in hospital, leading to high medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Losses Covered by a Personal Injury Claim

A personal injury lawyer can help the cyclist injured in a bicycle collision get the compensation they deserve, which can include the following:

  • Medical: The rider can recover all his medical expenses caused by the accident. This includes not only ambulance, hospitalization, and doctors’ fees, but also tests, surgeries, rehabilitation care, and help if needed once they return home afterwards. If the trauma is ongoing and expected to continue, these costs can be calculated and included in the settlement.
  • Wages: People injured in an accident often lose their income or take paid vacation or sick leave. These wages are recoverable along with any pension or insurance benefits, bonuses, tips or other benefits from their work. If they return to work but cannot perform the duties they performed before the accident and must accept a lower paid job, the wage difference is included in the settlement. If the person injured in the bicycle collision is permanently disabled, lost wages are calculated until they reach retirement age and are included.
  • Pain and Suffering: These are non-economic damages that can be recovered from a bicycle accident. Compensation not only for the physical trauma suffered by the runner is recoverable. Often, those injured in a bicycle collision can end up suffering psychological and emotional trauma as a result of the incident. From nightmares and reliving the accident to anxiety and even fear of leaving the house, it evolves into post-traumatic stress disorder in certain. Professional care to treat this serious condition can be retrieved.

Personal Injury Lawyer in Sacramento

I am Ed Smitha Personal Injury Lawyer in Sacramento. Injuries from a bicycle accident can be serious and result in hospitalization and high medical costs, lost time at work, pain and suffering. You can call us at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice from one of our accident lawyers if you want to know if you can file a claim for compensation. You can also contact us online.

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