Accidents that involve bicyclists or pedestrians often lead to serious injuries. These accidents might even end up being fatal. When an injury or death occurs, it is possible to seek compensation from the person or party who caused the accident. There could be only one party responsible or there can be many.
When the pedestrian or bicycle accident led to an injury, medical care is often necessary. When you consider the cost of medical care in this country, you can see why it might be necessary to seek compensation. The compensation you are seeking could help you to cover those medical care costs. If the injuries required you to miss work, the compensation could also reimburse you for the wages that you missed out on earning.
If the accident is a fatal one, there are usually family members who are left behind. When the family members counted on the victim for life's necessities, there is a possibility that a claim for compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit might be possible. This is a very emotional journey for many people, but it can help to reduce the financial devastation if compensation is awarded.
In all cases that involve a vehicle slamming into a pedestrian or bicyclist, determining what caused the driver to do that is necessary. This can be a challenge, but it is usually possible. The cause of the accident, such as distracted driving, speeding, texting while driving or drunk driving could be included in your claim for compensation since it might show that the driver was acting in a negligent or reckless manner.