Over the past 10 years, bicycling has become extremely popular in the 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 bicyclists’ rights 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.
Bicycle Accidents Are On The Rise Throughout State Of New York
Bicycle accident injuries can be severe, if not fatal. Our bicycle accident attorneys will take on your 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 incompetent drivers or hazardous road conditions injure them. Municipal liability is oftentimes the case with these types of injuries. The municipality is responsible for maintaining adequate road conditions and cyclists should not suffer municipal negligence in any way, shape, or form.
Personal injury Bicycle Accident Lawyers
At our firm will handle your bicycle accident case in the most efficient manner possible. We will do our best to protect your legal rights and get you the most compensation for your injuries. Protect Your Legal Rights. Call Our Office For A Fee An Immediate Consolation. 212-529-8000
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.
- Motorists must yield the right-of-way to the cyclist, just as they would to another vehicle.
Bicycle Accident & Police Report
Always make a proper police report after any bicycle accident. If you do not make a police report you may have a hard time proving that the accident actually took place. Making a police report documents the accident and key information about all parties involved in the accident. Exchanging information with other parties and walking away from the scene of the accident is never a good idea. Protect your legal rights and if you are ever involved in an any type of an accident, always make a police report.
Bicycle Accident & Medical Help
Always seek medical help, as you may seem to be feel fine but may have suffered internal injuries of different sort; this is especially true for any head trauma. Its always advisable to seek immediate medical help to determine your medical condition.
Bicycle Accidents & Medical Bills
Personal Injury Bicycle Accident Attorneys of our law firm will make sure that you don’t get burdened with the medical bills resulting from your bicycle accident. The vehicle that caused the accident is most likely to pay all the medical bills, however its not that simple, insurance companies will do everything possible to delay or deny the payment but we will fight hard for your rights.
Bicycle Accidents & Loss Wages
Injuries resulting from a Bicycle Accident can often prevent a person from return to work immediately. If you have been injured in a Bicycle Accident you have the right to recover your lass income/wages from the insurance company of the vehicle that caused the accident. We will make sure that all your legal rights are protected and your receive most compensation for your in injuries. A free legal consultation is only a phone call away. Please Call Now 212-LAW-8000.
Bicycle Accidents Questions
If you have any questions regarding your bicycle accident please call our office immediately, Personal injury lawyers of our firm have handled many bicycle accident cases successfully. 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 for a fee an immediate consolation. 212 – LAW – 8000 (212-529-8000)
Bicycle Accidents & Your Legal Right
If you have sustained injuries from a Bicycle Accident you have the right to recover compensation for your pain and suffering, a free consultation is only a phone call away. Please Call 212-529-8000.