If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident due to another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.
At Stewart Law Group, we understand that being involved in a bicycle accident can be a devastating and life-changing experience. Whether you or a loved one were cycling for exercise or transportation, you deserve to be safe on Arizona roads.
Potential Damages From An Arizona Bicycle Accident Case
As you’re facing your or a loved one’s recovery after a bicycle accident, you might wonder how much compensation you may be eligible to receive. While it’s difficult to give precise estimates without all the details, knowing the types of damages available can be helpful.
Economic damages attempt to offset the real-world costs associated with your injuries by compensating you for lost wages, medical bills, loss of earning potential, and other financial costs that come from the injuries.
This type of damage seeks to compensate you for the intangible aspects of your bicycle accident case. Non-economic damages can be understood to be things such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and anxiety and depression.
What Can Happen If You Delay Working On Your Surprise Bicycle Accident Claim
For many Arizona residents, a bicycle accident (whether the collision is with a motorist, another cyclist, or a pedestrian) can be life-changing. While it’s overwhelming to consider all the details whenever you or a loved one are recovering, there are consequences to not starting on your case immediately.
If you delay filing or working on your case, here’s what can happen:
- You pass the statute of limitations. In most cases in Arizona, the statute of limitations is two years from when the injuries were discovered, according to Arizona Revised Statutes 12-542.
- You forfeit your right to receive damages in your bicycle accident case. You will be ineligible to receive damages if you pass the statute of limitations in bringing a civil action in your Surprise bicycle accident case.
- You don’t have enough evidence to build a strong case. Even if you decide to eventually file a case against the person who caused your bicycle accident, you will have much more of an uphill battle if you have delayed too much. After your accident, you should collect as much documentation as possible to support your case, which includes witness testimony, police reports, medical evaluations, and physical evidence.
Stewart Law Group Always Is On Your Side
Stewart Law Group offers free consultations for all Surprise bicycle accident victims, so contact our team today to get more insight into your case.
We have more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury claims and have won numerous cases for our clients. Let us help you fight for compensation in your bicycle accident claim. Contact a Surprise personal injury attorney at Stewart Law Group today for a free case review at 623-263-1000.