I was riding my bike down the sidewalk about a month ago when I was struck by vehicle pulling out of a parking lot. There were bushes obstructing my view of the woman pulling out of the drive-thru trying to make the break in traffic. I realize that you aren't supposed to ride on the side walk but my previous experiences of riding with traffic on this road had been hairy so I thought it was the safer option. Am I going to be able to be compensated for medical bills and compensated for missing work? I broke my collar bone and have been out of work for over a month now and I am very nervous that I won't get compensated. Thanks so much!
If you suffer a personal injury as the result of the actions or negligence of another, you may seek financial compensation for physical or emotional damages.
Bike accidents that cause personal injury may entitle the rider to compensation. Bad parts, careless drivers, and poor roads can all pose dangers to bicyclists.
by attorney James Dodson
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