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Can I Only be Compensated for my Medical Bills if I File a Bicycle Accident Lawsuit in Illinois?

Can I Only Be Compensated For My Medical Bills If I File A Bicycle Accident Lawsuit In Illiniois? You can seek compensation for the following things after a bicycle accident:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages

What Costs Can I Get Reimbursed In An Illinois Bicycle Accident Lawsuit?

It depends on the facts of your case, but you may be entitled to more than just compensation for your medical bills. There are several types of damages, or costs that you may be able to get reimbursed for. Compensatory damages may be recoverable to compensate you for the money you are out, such as medical bills that you have incurred, property damages, or lost wages. If any of your property was damaged in the accident, including your bike, helmet, or clothing, make sure you take note of the items, and keep any receipts if you have to replace anything. That information will be especially helpful if the driver can be proved to be at fault.

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Can I Seek Recovery For Intangible Injuries In An Illinois Bicycle Accident Lawsuit?

If you are involved in a bicycle accident in Illinois, then you can also seek recovery for all of the intangible injuries that you sustain. This type of harm includes things like pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, and even punitive damages. You can obtain punitive damages if the acts of the wrongdoer were intentional or particularly egregious. They are designed to penalize the defendant and discourage others from doing the same thing in the future. However, in order to recover punitive damages, you must first seek and obtain compensatory damages which are basically just economic damages that we outlines in the previous section.

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Can I Seek Damages If My Loved On Died In A Bicycle Accident?

Yes, In wrongful death bicycle lawsuits , damages for surviving spouses may include loss of pecuniary damages, such as loss of economic support, damages for grief and sorrow, loss of services, and loss of society. 740 ILC5 180/1. If your case proceeds to trial, the jury or trier-of-fact determines the amount of damages. Schaffner v. Chicago & North Western Transp. Co., 161 Ill. App. 3d 742, 749 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 1987).

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Call Us Today To Find Out What Compensation Your Bike Accident Claim Is Worth!

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can explain what compensation you are allowed to recover for in an Illinois bicycle accident lawsuit. If you've suffered injuries while riding a bicycle because of someone else's misconduct, then you deserve to obtain justice for your bills, pain, and suffering. We can help you do that and for free if you don't get the award you want! Just call us today to find out how!

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