When you are hurt in an accident, you deserve full compensation. Here is what you need to know about settling your bicycle accident case.
What Your Settlement Entails
People ask, “What kind of benefits are available to you if you’re injured riding a bike and hit by a car in New York state?” Those benefits are the same as if you were a passenger in that vehicle, in that you get the no-fault benefit, but it comes through the insurance carrier for the vehicle that struck you. Those benefits are the basic no-fault benefit of your lost wages for three years, medical mileage for one year, and medical treatment potentially forever until you either exhaust that vehicle’s no-fault benefit limit, or the insurance carrier attempts to cut you off by way of one of their medical exams. That’s the first layer of coverage. Then there are additional benefits possible available through your own personal policy or from your parent’s household policy as well.
How Long it Takes to Settle
One of the most common questions from clients is, “How long will my bike accident injury that occurred in New York state take to resolve?” The answer is it depends; every case is different. For example, the extent of your injuries compared to the policy limits available are often one factor. If negligence is clear or if they’re disputing it, that’s another major factor. How long it takes you to recover from your injuries matters. What kind of procedures you have to endure and then how you recover from those matters because the insurance company won’t be able to fully value a claim until you are recovered from or plateaued from any treatment or procedures and we know what your permanency level might be.
When you are hurt, and you need help settling your bicycle accident please call our Buffalo injury lawyers to set up your free first consultation.