When a person is hit by a vehicle, they might be severely injured. They are faced with hospital bills and might face future medical expenses for therapy or additional surgeries to repair injuries. Bike accidents happen all too frequently in New York City. Last fall, a man was hit by a police car while riding his bike. A couple weeks ago, he received a bill from the city, asking for $1,263 for the damage done to the police car.
Instead of apologizing for the injuries and paying for the man’s treatment at a hospital, he received a bill asking for payment. When a person is injured in a New York City bike accident, it is important that they understand their rights. The man found an attorney to help him handle the case.
When a person is hit by a vehicle, they could suffer from much more than just scrapes and bruises. They could experience broken bones or a traumatic brain injury, which could result in a much longer recovery and more medical expenses. An attorney can help a person understand their rights and work to seek compensation for their injuries.
Compensation isn’t meant to help undo injuries, but it can help a person pay for past medical expenses and seek future treatments and therapy. If a person isn’t able to work, and loses income as a result, the compensation might be able to help pay for other expenses. By evaluating potential future expenses an attorney can help a victim seek a proper amount of compensation.
Source: The Washington Times, “NYC bicyclist hit by police car – then charged for dents to vehicle,” Cheryl K. Chumley, April 8, 2013
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