If you’ve sustained serious injuries in a bicycle accident, reach out right now to learn more about how the experienced bicycle accident lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte can help. Just call 1-212-732-2929 or fill out the contact form on this page.
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In most fatal pedestrian and bicycle accidents, the driver of a motorized vehicle is at fault. Some of the most common bicycle crash injuries in the NYC metro area include accidents involving:
Of course, when a bicycle and a car or truck collide, it is likely that the bicyclist will suffer the most severe injuries.
Because the bicyclist is exposed during an accident, bicycle accident injuries can be severe—especially when the unprotected cyclist is involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. In a small number of cases each year, a bicyclist is killed by a motor vehicle. Some other serious injuries associated with bicycle accidents include:
In some cases, these injuries are life-altering, or require long-term medical care, recovery and physical therapy or rehabilitation.
In addition to the risk created by the heavy traffic and aggressive driving that is common to New York, the large number of bike messengers and delivery cyclists further increase the incidence of bicycle accidents in the city.
The traffic extends far beyond those making their livings on bicycles. More than three quarters of a million New Yorkers ride bicycles at least several times each month. Designated bike lanes have been shown to reduce bicycle accidents by 40% or more, but the vast majority of New York City streets do not offer bicyclists protected space.
Bicycle messengers and bicycle delivery riders are at a special risk, and not just because they move fast and spend a lot of time riding. Most bicycle messengers and bicycle delivery drivers in New York—even those who work through large companies like Uber—are independent contractors. That usually means:
That’s difficult for anyone to weather, but all the more so for someone whose livelihood depends on physical strength and speed.
When you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, it’s important that you get legal advice as soon as possible.
If you’ve been hit by a car while cycling, for example, you will likely receive a call from the driver’s insurance company shortly after your accident. At that point, you may not be fully aware of important information such as:
Of course, that insurance company representative’s job isn’t to help you: it’s to save the insurance company money. When you hire an experienced personal injury attorney like the ones at Dansker & Aspromonte, that lawyer’s job is to protect your rights and fight for the best settlement or verdict possible for you.
When it comes to pursuing a claim that may impact your access to quality medical care or to pay for day-to-day living expenses during your recovery, experience counts.
At Dansker & Aspromonte, we have the experience and the expert resources necessary to:
If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, call us today at 1-212-732-2929 or fill out the contact form on this page. Your initial consultation is free.