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Does Bicycle Accident Settlements Cover Medical Expenses

Does Bicycle Accident Settlements Cover Medical Expenses

When a bicycle accident takes place, no matter whether it’s a serious collision or just minor road-rash, people end up with some form of injury. The most common bike accident injuries in California include clavicle and rib fractures, rib bruising, shoulder sprains, and even facial/dental injuries. One of the most common questions injured cyclists ask is: do bicycle accident settlements cover medical treatment? The short answer is yes. This blog will go over everything you need to know to get accident settlements to cover your medical care.

Does Bicycle Accident Settlements Cover Medical Expenses

Bike accident settlements do cover medical treatments, but that’s not always guaranteed. You may encounter some hurdles standing between you and your bicycle injury settlement. There are a couple of things you should do to ensure that it gets paid for. One of them is to see a doctor as soon as possible.

When Should I See a Doctor After My Accident?

Injuries caused by bicycle accidents manifest over time, such as days or even weeks after the accident. Even if you don’t feel immediate pain or discomfort, there may be an underlying injury. At Bonnici Law Group, we recommend that car accident victims seek a medical examination as soon as possible. Immediate care is essential, especially when another party is at fault and financial reimbursement for accident-related issues are at stake. Delaying medical care after a bicycle accident only weakens the link between the treatment and the accident, which could compromise the care’s reimbursement. Having a “gap” in treatment – when several weeks or months are between the accident and any medical care – can diminish a claim, suggesting that there was no injury after the crash.

Getting Paid for Medical Care After Your Car Accident

To increase your odds of medical reimbursement, we recommend the following:

  • Seek care the soonest possible following the accident.
  • Ask your primary care doctor for a referral to any specialists they deem necessary or reasonable as part of your healing and recovery.
  • Maintain a detailed injury and activity log that covers your physical pain and limitations, including things like:
  • Pain levels
  • Activities which you cannot do because of pain
  • Instructions given by doctors in relation to your rehabilitation from your injuries
  • Adhere to physical therapy and treatment schedules

Contact Bonnici Law Group

Navigating legal challenges and insurance regulations surrounding car accident claims on your own can be really difficult. While you’re focusing on healing from your injuries, the parties responsible for the accident will be doing everything they can to minimize their financial liability, including your medical expenses. At Bonnici Law Group, we want to make sure you get compensated for your economic losses resulting from car accident injuries. Our knowledgeable team knows what is required for your injury treatment claim to stand above the scrutiny of the other parties. Let us take care of your bike accident case while you focus on recovering from your injuries. We hope this blog helped you see what you should do to ensure that car accident settlements cover your bike injury medical care. To learn more about how to protect your legal claim for injury compensation in bicycle accident settlement cases, give us a call at (619) 259-5199 or click here to schedule a free consultation.

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