I was riding my bicycle in the bike lane, when UBER car passed me and suddenly stopped about 30 feet in front of me without any turn signals (in the middle of the block). Most of the car was on the cars lane and about 15-20 inches over the left side of the bike lane. There was plenty of bike lane to the right, so I decided to pass him on the right. And right rear passenger opened the door and hit me into my left arm. I called 911 and fire brigade arrived. They took mine and driver's phone numbers and id's. Then arrived ambulance and took me to the hospital, there I spent about 3 hours making x-rays. Nothing was broken or cracked, but the hand looked and felt pretty bad, it's second day, but I still can barely move my fingers and can't really do anything with my hand.
Police arrived to the hospital and I filed a report. Before, on the accident scene, I took a photo of his license plate and diver's license, but forgot to take his insurance. Also right after I got up, he kept shouting that it was I who hit his car and that he had no time to call police (I told him to call, 'cause I was in shock and couldn't get phone from backpack with one arm - but he didn't). UBER had 3 passengers.
You can certainly make a claim for your medical expenses and pain and suffering. Please contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you make a claim and make sure you are compensated for maximum value to the full extent of the law.
Get a free consult with local injury lawyer. It sounds like you may have a case against the passenger who opened the door and possibly the Uber driver too.
You have a potential case against both the Uber driver and passenger. Go see a local personal injury attorney. Good luck.
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Of course you can claim them and other damages if you can prove liability.
Call an injury lawyer immediately.
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Driver responsible as you can't generally open a door into a lane of traffic (or a bike lane) unless it is safe to do so. Get a medical diagnosis to see if it is worthwhile getting counsel involved.
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