You get clipped by a car while riding your bike. The driver claims later that they never saw you. You absolutely saw them, though, as they turned right through the bike lane and knocked you to the pavement at about 20 miles per hour.
While you did escape a major head injury or anything of that nature, you suffered a broken wrist. Medics took you to the hospital, where you got the necessary surgery the same day.
The problem is that your broken wrist makes it impossible for you to work. You’re losing income every day that you spend healing. How long will it be until your wrist is as good as new again?
Every case is different. You have to take into account a whole host of different factors, such as how severe the break was, how fast you got treatment and more. That said, most experts say it should take around eight weeks, or two months.
Still, it could take up to half of a year — six months — before you feel like you have really healed. What if you cannot work for that entire time? How fast are you going to go through your savings? Can you afford not just the expense of having the broken wrist treated but also the expense of missing all of those paychecks?
If that sounds daunting to you, then it may be time to look into your legal options. The other driver caused the crash, so you may have a right to seek out financial compensation for your medical bills and other costs.