Recovering Damages

It can be challenging to recover damages after a hit-and-run incident, especially without the responsible driver present to provide insurance information or be held accountable. However, avenues are available to pursue compensation for the injuries and losses suffered in hit-and-run bicycle accidents.  

In cases where the hit-and-run driver is found and apprehended, you may be able to file a civil lawsuit against them. If the driver is not found, you may have a claim with your own insurance company. Recoverable damages could include:

Medical Expenses

This includes all medical bills related to injuries sustained in the accident, including hospitalizations, surgeries, doctor's visits, medications, rehabilitation therapy costs, and other health care expenses. Getting these costs covered is especially important for those suffering from catastrophic injuries.

Property Damage

Compensation may be available for repairing or replacing your damaged bicycle and any other personal property damaged in the accident.

Lost Income

You may be reimbursed for wages, benefits, and self-employment income lost due to your inability to work while recovering from your bicycle accident. This may also include compensation for loss of future earning capacity if your injuries result in long-term or permanent disability.

Pain and Suffering

Non-economic damages may also be recovered for physical pain, emotional distress, and mental anguish experienced because of your accident injuries.

Why You Need a Rhode Island Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Recovering from a bicycle accident can be stressful. Victims deserve time to focus on healing. That’s where a Rhode Island bicycle accident attorney can come into play. Hiring an attorney lets you focus on your recovery while knowing your legal rights and interests are protected.

The knowledgeable attorneys at Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum, Attorneys At Law, Inc., understand the nuances of Rhode Island's laws and regulations regarding cyclists' rights and liabilities. Our experienced legal team can provide legal guidance tailored to your specific situation.

After consulting with you, we will thoroughly investigate the accident, gathering critical evidence such as witness statements, accident reports, and medical records to build a strong case on your behalf. We’ll handle all communications and negotiations with insurance adjusters to fight for fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

We work diligently to maximize the compensation you deserve. If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, our Rhode Island bicycle accident lawyers will be prepared to take your case to court and advocate for your fair recovery.

Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.