What is the average settlement in a personal injury lawsuit?
Whether your pedestrian or bike injury case settles out of court or goes to trial, your bike accident lawyer will include everything you lost as a result of the accident. Depending on the details of your specific situation, that can include:
Medical expenses, such as ambulance costs, emergency room visits, hospitalization, follow-up doctor visits, physical therapy, medical devices, and changes to your home to make it more accessible.
Property damage, such as a damaged bicycle, helmet, or other personal property.
Lost wages from missed work as a result of the bike collision or pedestrian accident.
Lost earnings capacity if you can no longer do the work you did before the collision.
Physical and emotional pain and suffering
Punitive damages if the responsible party acted intentionally or with gross negligence.
Each state has its own laws that cover wrongful death lawsuits. The laws specify who can file a wrongful death action, the types of losses that are eligible for compensation, and the deadline for filing a case in civil court (known as the statute of limitations), and other procedural details.