Bicycle Accidents

Interest in cycling has grown tremendously over the last decade, and more and more communities are increasing their efforts to encourage commuters to move away from their cars and onto bicycles. They are likewise encouraging automobile drivers to “Share the Road” with bicyclists and increasing awareness of cyclists and their rights on the road. For example, in New York City, bicycle lanes and other protections for bicyclists are visible and growing. By law, bicycles on the roadway are entitled to the same rights as motor vehicles. Sometimes, however, despite a cyclist’s best efforts to safely operate his/her bicycle on a roadway, he/she can suffer injuries due to the negligence or even recklessness of another driver.

Because cyclists are more exposed than motorists, cyclists generally suffer far more significant injuries in collisions. A biking accident often results in serious injury and even death.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 800 bicyclists are killed by motor vehicles each year, which is over two every day. Unfortunately, like pedestrian accidents, the numbers are rising, not falling. Though total traffic fatalities in the U.S. have consistently fallen over the last decade, primarily due to advancements in safety technology, bicyclist fatalities have risen over the same time period.

Many times cyclists suffer severe injuries including fractures and head injuries during an accident. A traumatic brain injury or closed-head injury occurs when the brain experiences a sudden physical impact. Cyclists who have suffered significant injuries as a result of a collision with a motor vehicle, including fractures, brain injuries, etc., require specialized and prompt legal assistance.

What Our Firm Can Do for You
Our bicycle accident attorneys have significant experience in handling the most serious biking accident injury claims. For an example of one current publicly reported bicycle accident case handled by the firm, click here to read article from New York Post.

Our bicycle accident attorneys understand the priorities following a traumatic accident:

• Handling the claims process with insurance companies;
• Making sure the proper insurance company will cover past and future medical costs;
• Recovering lost wages; and
• Aggressively pursuing a claim against those responsible for your bodily injury, pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Our attorneys have decades of experience handling bicycle accident cases and claims. We will help you through the claim process and work with you, your medical providers, and insurance companies to make sure you get a fair resolution for your claim.

The vast majority of our firm’s cases come to us from other lawyers and law firms who trust us to handle their friends, family members and clients’ personal injury and medical malpractice cases. We are grateful for their trust, which we believe has been earned by our personal approach, attention to detail, and, most importantly, our results.

Contact Us
It’s recommended you pursue a claim as soon after your accident as possible, as prompt and thorough investigation may make the difference between winning and losing your case, and there are certain time limitations on how long you have to file a claim. If you wish to discuss your accident, please call our South Nyack Office at (845) 353-2000 to arrange a free consultation.

No Lawyer’s Fee Unless We Recover
Call us for a free consultation. There are no lawyer’s fees unless we recover for you. If we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, meaning we only get paid if you do, and the consultation is free.