One of the big news stories regarding cyclists on New York City streets that city residents were discussing recently is how U2 frontman Bono was seriously injured when he crashed his bike while riding in Central Park. After suffering extensive injuries and receiving hours of surgery, he is left with permanent damage that may seriously impact his musical career. There were no other victims in this accident, but NYC bicycle accident lawyers know that this is usually not the case, as most bicycle accidents usually involve others getting hurt.
Bicyclists cycling recklessly hit pedestrians every day in NY, and if there are injuries sustained, there may be cause for a lawsuit. If you have been struck by a cyclist, regardless of whether or not you think he is at fault, if you have suffered an injury, no matter how slight, you have certain rights and options available to you for compensation. Don’t let the cyclist just ride off. Contact police to take down an accident report. Then contact a bicycle accident lawyer in NYC to discuss the details of your incident and determine whether or not you have a case.
You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, as well as for any future medical expenses that might be incurred as a result of the injuries. This is especially true if you suffered a head injury, as this can often result in unforeseen health problems in many in the future. You may also be entitled to compensation for lost wages as well as pain and suffering.