Bicycle Accidents and Medical Bill Damages

On Behalf of | Sep 25, 2017 | Bicycle Accidents |

An ambulance rushing to scene of a bicycle accident

At Sumner Law, personal injury attorney Scott Sumner has helped countless victims of bicycle accidents obtain the compensation they need to cover medical bills and other expenses related to their injuries. Bicyclists have the same rights to the road as anyone else, yet these rights are routinely violated by the drivers of cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles. Even bicyclists who wear proper safety gear are not afforded the external protection that these other drivers have in the case of accidents, making them highly vulnerable to devastating injuries and even death when accidents do occur.

Although not all bicycle accidents are caused by the negligence of the operators of motor vehicles, the sad fact is that many of them are. Scott Sumner has extensive experience and a history of success in handling cases involving bicycle accidents and medical bill damages in San Francisco, CA and throughout the Bay Area. If you or a member of your family was injured in a bicycle accident and you now face overwhelming medical expenses, Mr. Sumner can fight for your right to be compensated.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Sumner Law today to arrange for an evaluation of your bicycle accident case.

What Are Medical Bill Damages?

In the context of personal injury law, “damages” refers to the financial compensation sought by and, in successful litigation, awarded to plaintiffs who file a lawsuit. Medical bill damages would refer to compensation sought and awarded to cover expenses related to medical care given in response to the injuries caused by an accident, in this case a bicycle accident. Medical bill damages could include:

  • Physician’s fees
  • Surgeon’s fees
  • Hospital fees
  • Anesthesia costs
  • Cost of medicine
  • Reimbursement of costs to medical insurance company

Demonstrating Negligence

As stated above, as a bicyclist, you have certain rights while using the road. The operators of cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other motor vehicles must share the road with you and be respectful of your rights, as you must of theirs. They must employ proper vigilance when driving and not infringe upon your ability to ride your bicycle legally and safely. To put it in legal terms, these drivers owe you a duty of care. If they breach that duty, and you are injured as a result, negligence can be said to have occurred.

Scott Sumner must to present compelling and convincing evidence of this negligence to obtain the full measure of damages to which you are entitled. He uses all of the investigative and accident reconstruction resources at his disposal to collect eyewitness accounts, forensic evidence, images of the scene and of damaged property, police testimony, medical expert testimony, and other evidence. He then combines all of this evidence into a coherent presentation in order to make the strongest case possible.

Arrange for an Evaluation of Your Bicycle Accident Case Today

To arrange for an evaluation of your bicycle accident case, please contact Sumner Law today.