Bicycle Accident Lawyer New York
Over the past 5 years, bicycling has become extremely popular in New York, especially in the city. It is a convenient and inexpensive method of travel, especially in large cities like New York where traffic is congested and parking spaces are difficult, if not impossible, to find.
New York City now recognizes the increase in bike traffic and has constructed special bike lanes. Parks have now made trails accessible to bicycles. Even some vehicle manufacturers are now offering bike racks as standard equipment. Sadly, however, many automobile drivers do not respect the rights of bicyclists to share the roads and, more importantly, young bike riders haven’t been educated on how to legally and safely share the roads with automobiles.
Therefore bicycle accidents are on the rise throughout the State of New York. Bicycle accident injuries can be severe, if not fatal. Our attorneys will take on your bicycle accident case, whether it’s a minor traffic accident or a more severe injury accident.
Many people are under the mistaken impression that when they get into a bicycle accident it is their fault. This is not true. Cyclists are not at fault when they are injured by inept drivers or hazardous road conditions. Oftentimes municipal liability is at play. The municipality is responsible for maintaining adequate road conditions and cyclists should not suffer from municipal negligence in any way, shape, or form.
The personal injury attorneys at our firm look forward to successfully handling your bicycle accident case. We will do our best to protect your legal rights and get you the most compensation for your injuries. Don’t gamble with your legal rights. Please call our office at 212-400-4000 for a free legal consultation.
Most common injuries associated with New York bicycle accidents include:
- Head and neck injury
- Back injury
- Broken bones
According to the New York State Department of Transportation:
- Bicyclists must drive with traffic, as bicycling against traffic is a leading cause of accidents.
- Bicyclists are to be treated as fellow
motorists, and ‘due care’ must be exercised to avoid colliding with cyclists.
- Bicyclists must wear a helmet if under the age of 13. Some areas of New York require a helmet regardless of age, but it is always a good idea to wear a helmet when cycling.
- Motorists must yield the right-of-way to the cyclist, just as they would to another vehicle.
Tips about Bicycle Accidents:
1. Police Report. Always make a proper police report.
2. Medical Help. Always seek medical help. Even if you seem fine, you may have suffered internal injuries, this is especially true for any head trauma.
3. Your Legal Rights: If you sustain injuries from bicycle accident you have the right to recover compensation for your pain and suffering. A free consultation is only a phone call away. 212-400-4000.
4. Medical Bills: The personal injury attorneys at our law firm will make sure that you are not burdened with the medical bills resulting from your bicycle accident. The vehicle that caused the accident should pay all the medical bills, but unfortunately it is not always that simple. Insurance companies will do everything possible to delay or deny payment, but we will fight hard for your rights.
5. Loss Wages: The injuries that result from a bicycle accident can often prevent a person from return to work immediately. You have the right to recover your lost income from the insurance company of the vehicle that caused the accident. Our attorneys will make sure that all of your legal rights are protected and that you receive the most compensation for your injuries.
6. Questions: If you have any questions regarding your bicycle accident please call our office. Our personal injury attorneys will do our best to protect your legal rights and get you the most compensation for your injuries. Don’t gamble with your legal rights. Please call our office for a free and immediate consultation. 212-400-4000.
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