New York Bicycle Accidents
Help From a Top New York Bicycle Accident Law Firm
After a biking accident, retaining an experienced law firm can make all the difference in getting the money you deserve. Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff has helped many clients in New York recover damages for injuries after a bicycle accident. Our seasoned legal team will fight aggressively to investigate and present your case properly so you get the money you deserve. We fight, you win!*
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Learn What an Experienced Lawyer Can Do for You
Act now, you may only have 30 days to file a no fault claim after a bike accident in New York. The no fault law will provide needed medical coverage and immediate loss of income payments. Our experienced attorneys provide dedicated attention to your bicycle accident claim, looking out for your interests from day one. We’ve handled more than 30,000 personal injury cases and will passionately represent your interests. We will stand and fight the insurance companies so you can obtain a better settlement.
Learn how we can assist with your bicycle accident case. Our phones are answered 24/7 and we can come to you for your consultation if you are seriously injured and unable to travel.
Leading Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Biking is a popular way to get around New York, especially with the new bike-share programs recently in effect. Unfortunately, riding through the streets can be dangerous and thousands of cyclists suffer injuries or are killed each year.
Studies have shown that the areas where bicycle accidents are most likely to occur in New York include the intersections off the West Side Highway, which have narrow roads within New York’s financial district, and near the mouth of the Williamsburg Bridge.
However, accidents can happen anywhere, especially as the number of speeding drivers causing collisions has increased by 65 percent in New York in recent years.
Bike accidents are frequently caused by drivers who do not know how to safely share the road with bicyclists. The top causes of bike accidents in New York include:
- Drivers encroaching on bicycle lanes and/or driving too close to a bicycle rider.
- Drivers trying to pass a bicyclist when it is not safe to do so.
- Motorists failing to yield the right-of-way to bicycle riders.
- Drivers who speed or are unable to stop in time to avoid hitting a bicyclist.
- Motorists who are drowsy, intoxicated or distracted and do not notice bicycle riders.
Bike riders can make dangerous decisions that increase the risk of a crash. If you were involved in a bicycle accident, the fact that you may have made a mistake does not necessarily disqualify you from obtaining monetary damages. You may be able to recover partial compensation from drivers who share blame for your crash, or full compensation for injuries and losses if you can prove the motorist was 100 percent at fault for your accident and injuries.
How Can I File an Injury Claim in New York?
After a bicycle accident you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other damages caused by a negligent or careless driver. It is up to you to pursue your claim in the New York court system or to negotiate a settlement outside of court with the responsible driver’s insurance company.
Making a case for bicycle accident damages can be difficult since you need to prove the extent of the damages and losses. Our New York law firm has been representing victims of bicycle crashes since 1929. In that time we have recovered millions of dollars in damages for accident victims. Give us a call or contact us online. today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help.
*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.