If you are injured in a bicycle accident in the Bronx, you should get advice from a serious injury law firm. You should also consider the benefits of working with a bicycle accident lawyer serving the Bronx. When Dansker & Aspromonte Associates takes care of your case, you get to focus your attention and energy on getting better while we work to obtain the highest possible recovery for you.
You can call us today for a free case evaluation.
Types of Compensation You can Include in Your Injury Claim
Some of the types of recovery that we pursue are:
Pain and Suffering
An injured person is entitled to recover money damages for:
- All the injuries that were suffered from the time of the accident
- For what will continue into the future
- For all permanent injuries
Some permanent injuries are scarring, limps, paralysis, loss of limbs, and brain damage
A claimant can recover the cost of treatment needed for their injuries. Emergency transportation services, hospital stays, lab tests, doctors, and prescription drugs all qualify as these types of losses.
If a person misses time from work without pay, the lost income can be recovered.
Paralysis from spinal cord damage or another catastrophic injury can leave a person in need of daily assistance with extensive medical treatment and personal care.
Decreased Earning Capacity
If a person sustains long-term impairment from the injuries, it might not be possible to work the same number of hours or work the same job as before. It can be compensable when a person has to work fewer hours or take a lower-paying position because of injuries from an accident.
Other Non-Economic Losses
Depending on the situation, a person could have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), permanent scars, or other intangible damages. We can calculate the dollar value of these things for your injury claim. Usually, the extent of your physical injuries will determine how much you can collect for these losses.
You can call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today for a free consultation.
How do You Prove Liability in a Bicycle Accident Case?
The law requires that we be able to establish the four elements of liability:
Duty of Care
The person who caused the accident must have owed you a duty of care. New York Law obligates drivers to exercise due care, meaning that everyone who drives a car, truck, motorcycle, or another vehicle on public streets has a responsibility to drive carefully to avoid harming others.
Breach of Duty
It is negligence when a person’s conduct does not meet the legal standard. For example, the at-fault driver was not paying attention to the road because he was texting. This action breaches his duty of care by putting others at risk of harm.
The careless act must be the reason that caused or contributed to the accident that injured you. If the driver took his eyes off the road and veered out of his lane into the bike lane where he struck you, that driver’s negligence caused the crash.
You must have quantifiable losses or injuries to pursue a personal injury case seeking financial compensation. In a motor vehicle case such as a bicycle accident, the injury must rise to the level of a serious injury under the law.
After the bicycle accident lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte serving the Bronx prove all of these factors, we can pursue money damages on your behalf.
Evidence that can Help You Prove Your Bicycle Accident Case
We will have to show that another party’s negligence caused the accident that injured you. Also, we have to establish the extent and severity of the harm you sustained, and how those injuries affected your life.
The evidence we use can vary from one case to the next, depending on the unique facts of your situation.
You can Call Upon Witnesses to Provide Testimony
Eyewitnesses who were present at the accident scene can provide helpful information as to the elements surrounding your collision. Our goal is to get their testimony in writing as soon as possible so that details are not lost to time.
Accident reconstruction experts can use physics to determine what led up to the collision. These experts can be especially helpful if the at-fault party’s version of what happened is not truthful. Utilize documents to support your testimony
If law enforcement personnel came to the scene of the crash, there will likely be an accident report. These documents can provide a wealth of information that aids us in establishing liability. The police often include statements about who was at fault, which can be helpful in the negotiation process.
Your medical records can provide details about every injury you suffered, the treatment you underwent, and how well your body healed. The records of the emergency room, hospital, and doctors establish the link between your injuries and the accident.
Other Kinds of Evidence We can Use to Support Your Case
During the course of our investigation, we may be able to identify many other useful forms of evidence, such as prior accidents in the same location. These can include:
- Proof that the motor vehicle operator was driving while under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance
- Street light video cameras that may have captured the accident
- Proof that the vehicle’s brakes were faulty here
Heeding the Statute of Limitations on Bicycle Accident Lawsuits in New York
The time to start a lawsuit against a private defendant in New York State is three years from the date of your bicycle accident. Under certain circumstances and for other types of defendants, this time may be much shorter. If you do not act within the right period of time, you could lose your right to recover any compensation.
Who Could be Liable in Your Case?
There are many possibilities for your pursuit of damages. Depending on how your bicycle accident occurred, you could hold the following parties responsible for your losses.
- The City of New York, who failed to fix a broken traffic light
- Another bike rider that was not watching where they were going
- A vehicle operator that was reckless and did not consider your safety
- A vehicle driver’s employer, if the driver was working at the time of the accident
- The owner of the at-fault vehicle
- A contractor who failed to properly secure scaffolding, which fell and injured you
The New York State Department of Transportation affirms that cases like yours can be confusing. Speak to your lawyer about your accident.
Our Firm Gets Results for Our Clients
You might be unsure of whether you want to retain our services. Let us put your mind at ease. Our team has won over $450 million in awards for our past clients. Do not hesitate to reach out to us. We could win damages for you, too.
- We secured a $6.5 million award for a man hit while riding his bike who suffered mild brain damage and fractured bones.
- A woman who sustained head injuries won $6.3 million from the City of New York through our representation.
- We represented multiple parties who suffered smoke inhalation injuries in a housing complex that were awarded a total of $8 million.
We work on contingency, which means that you do not pay a fee for our services until we win your case. You will sign a contract upon agreeing to work with us. In this contract will be the percentage we will take from the award we win for you.
We Strive to Create Lasting Relationships with Our Clients
When we work to protect New York City residents affected by negligence, we do so with the intention of doing all we can for their cases. Some of our past clients have left positive reviews:
- “They were smart, efficient, caring… I was delighted with the outcome of the case… Everything worked out better than I anticipated. – Peter Stampfel
- “They were very professional… They fought to the end, until we went to trial, and we were very happy with the way the case turned out.” – Bruno Romeo
Call the attorneys at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today
Our goal is to seek the best possible outcome for our clients and their families. When we represent you, we immediately implement a plan of action that is designed to get you the full financial recovery you deserve.
To get started with a free, no-obligation case review and have all your questions answered, call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today.