Q: I was hit but someone on a bicycle and they were deemed at fault are they required to pay for my damages?
If you can prove that the bicyclist was at fault and caused you damage, then yes, the bicyclist would be responsible for your damages. Of course, the bicyclist would have to have money or insurance that would cover your damages, otherwise you wouldn't get anything. Contact a local personal injury attorney for personalized advice.
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A: Yes, you on your right to pursue compensation. Severe injuries from such a collision can mean lengthy hospital stays, time in physical rehabilitation facilities, ongoing treatment plans, physical therapy and other expensive medical interventions and you can pursue any monetary damages you might be due for your suffering.
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