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If you were injured by another motorist while riding your bike, you may have a valid personal injury claim.
To have a valid personal injury claim, you must prove that (1) you were injured, (2) someone else caused your injuries, and (3) there is a source of financial recovery through the insurance or personal assets of the person responsible for your injuries.
Common causes of actionable bike accidents include:
There are other ways in which a cyclist may be injured by someone else's negligence. To find out if you have a bike accident case, it is best to consult with a Wisconsin personal injury attorney.
If you can prove that someone else is responsible for your bike accident injuries, then you may be entitled to both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are meant to compensate you for your medical bills, wage loss, property damage and other financial losses. Non-economic damages include payment pain and suffering.
An experienced personal injury attorney can help prove your economic and non-economic losses.
If you are injured in a bike accident with a motor vehicle, you may be able to seek compensation from the insurance company of the driver responsible for causing the accident.
If the driver who hit you does not have insurance, then you may be able to receive compensation from your own insurance company through uninsured motorist (UM) coverage. Similarly, if you are struck by a hit and run driver while riding your bike, then you may be able to obtain compensation from the uninsured motorist (UM) coverage of your own auto insurance.
You should contact a personal injury attorney to make sure all potential sources of recovery are analyzed.
In Wisconsin, there is generally a three year time limit on when a person can file a personal injury lawsuit arising from a bike accident. However, there are circumstances when the three year statute of limitations can vary. If you have been injured in a bike accident, it is important to speak with a Milwaukee personal injury attorney to preserve your rights to financial recovery.