Below are answers to some questions concerning bike laws, cyclists’ rights, and specifics about accident attorneys and the cases they represent.

When can I start riding again?

When your doctor releases you.

How much is my case worth?

Hopefully, not much. This means you have a minor injury and will be back on your bike in a couple of days. However, if the injury is more serious such as a concussion, broken bone, separated shoulder, permanent scarring or torn cartilage, then the value increases accordingly. These cases typically require on-going medical care and sometimes surgery. It is hard to evaluate cases at the early stages because the costs of future medical care, loss of earnings, and disability or permanent injury are unknown. Nonetheless, assuming we can prove fault against the defendant, clients are advised in the first interview of a rough estimated value in the “thousands,” “tens of thousands,” “hundreds of thousands,” or more. It is impossible to be more specific until all the medical, loss of earnings, and disability records are reviewed.

When can I get a new bike?

Fortunately, the property damage portion of the case can usually be resolved within the first two months of the case.