Timur Akpinar's answer It depends on the case. Pain and suffering is often a major component of personal injury awards. But there are cases where the damages only involve “economic losses,” comprised of things such as lost wages, medical bills, property damage, etc.
Mark Oakley's answer Not wearing a helmet will not absolve a person from liability for their negligence for hitting that person, nor will it be allowed to be used as an argument to limit the biker’s injuries and right to recover. Same rule applies to not wearing a seat belt. As a safety requirement, the legislative enactment was intended to promote safety, not restrict or limit the right of an injured party to recover damages against a negligent party.
Steven M. Sweat's answer Possibly. From what you describe, it would appear that the majority of fault lies with the truck driver who pulled out and caused the initial collision in violation of California Vehicle Code 21804. However, there MAY be some fault attributable to you for either following too closely (California Vehicle Code 21703) and/or traveling at an unsafe speed (California Vehicle Code 22350). Report this to your auto insurance carrier immediately if you haven't already done so and let them sort this...
Timothy Fizer's answer You have not provided sufficient details about the accident to prompt a reliable answer. There is no doubt, however, that you should report the incident to your insurance company, in the event the bicyclist decides to make a claim against you for any injuries he sustained.
Timur Akpinar's answer If you were injured, you could check with an Arizona attorney what your options are. From the facts given, it doesn’t appear that you got the plate number. Police were not called. If there were any traffic cameras at the crosswalk, an attorney might be able to look into how long their data was stored.
Chase T Wilson's answer You can sue them, but the chances of that suit being successful are quite low given the immunity granted to government entities in Indiana. You'll also have the Indiana Tort Claims Notice to deal with. The best route is to pursue an insurance claim and possible a lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
Peter Munsing's answer If you can show there was an injury. Technically you do, but whether it's worth bringing depends on whether there was an injury. Contact an attorney for the county where it happened.
Peter Munsing's answer No though New Jersey is a "verbal threshold " case. You need to contact a member of the NJAssn for Justice for the county where it happened. If you don't know anyone let me know (phone) and I can find someone for you (I'm an NJAJ member, but not a NJ attorney).
Peter Munsing's answer Possibly though a lot will depend on the duty owed by a contracting engineer especially if their scope was just structural, not enviornmental. Contact a member of the Fla Justice Association--they give free consults. Look for one that handles mold cases.
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