I Suffered A Cheekbone Fracture And Eye Injury In A Bicycle Crash. What Should I Know About Pursuing A Claim Against The Driver Who Hit Me?
If you suffered any type of vision loss, diminished eye sight, or blindness as a result of a bicycle accident with a motor vehicle, it can be a very scary experience. Whether you suffered partial or full vision loss, you may have a personal injury case that is worth more than your realize. Eye injuries are very serious injuries—more serious than the insurance companies would like you to believe.
First, you need to realize that your claim is against an insurance company. Don’t believe for one moment that anyone at the insurance company is on your side. Second, don’t give a recorded statement or sign any papers that could limit the amount of compensation you could receive. Third, it is wise to hire an attorney when an eye injury is involved due to the seriousness of the case.
Not only does an eye injury cause physical injuries, but it can also lead to emotional injuries and financial losses as a result of vision loss. For example, you might not be able to keep your job, work, or drive. This can lead to depression and financial stresses that you should be compensated for. Before speaking with the insurance company, you should know that you should never accept their first offer and you may be entitled to economic and non-economic damages.
To learn more about your rights and what to do and not do following your South Florida bicycle accident and injury, contact an experienced Florida accident injury lawyer at the Law Offices of David Benenfeld for a free consultation at 954-807-1334 today.