New York Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Aggressive Advocates Securing the Maximum Recovery Possible for Your Injuries
With hundreds of miles of dedicated bike lanes for cyclists and the advent of the Citi Bikes system, there are more bicycles being ridden in New York City than ever before. Unfortunately, the increased bicycle usage brings a troubling side effect — the heightened risk of injury. Many cyclists are in accidents each year throughout the five boroughs and suffer from life-changing injuries with irreversible effects. If you have been hurt in a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to monetary recovery for your injuries and the damage to your property.
The personal injury lawyers at The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP have wide-ranging experience securing the maximum amount of compensation available for victims of bicycle accidents. We strive to achieve the best possible results in your case so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries and resuming a healthy, happy life.
Experienced Counsel for Bicycle Accidents Throughout NYC’s Five Boroughs
Whether you’re riding your bicycle to work, school, to run errands, or just for exercise and enjoyment, you don’t expect to be in an accident. However, no matter how many safety precautions you take, unexpected circumstances can arise or hazards can be present, leading to risk of injury or fatality. In many cases, another party may be at fault for your bicycle accident and held liable for negligence in a personal injury lawsuit.
Four common causes of New York City bicycle accidents include:
- Driver neglect — If a driver fails to look for cyclists before making a turn, was distracted by their cellphone, or was operated their vehicle while under the influence, they may be held liable for negligence.
- Road conditions — Sometimes, a bicyclist may be injured as a result of poorly maintained roads or unmarked pavement, both of which can be extremely dangerous. Bicyclist injuries that arise due to these types of conditions may result in a lawsuit against the City or a private property owner.
- Equipment failure — If an injury occurred due to a defect in the bicycle, a claim could be made against the manufacturer, distributor, or a repair shop. Equipment failure can include a spoke breaking or a wheel falling off while the cyclist was riding the bike.
- Poor event organization — If your bicycle accident occurred during an organized bicycle ride due to improper markings, poor traffic directing, or another issue, you may be entitled to receive a settlement from the event organizer.
In addition to being struck by a car, bicycle accidents can occur due to colliding with a taxi, bus, or truck. Cyclists can also be injured due to being “doored” by a car or taxi, or by hitting a pothole, street plate, manhole cover, or another street defect due to blocked or obstructed bike lanes.
If you’ve been hurt in a bicycle accident, it’s best to seek legal counsel to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the recovery you deserve. The attorneys at The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP provide high-quality legal services on a contingency basis so that your focus can remain on healing your injuries while we fight for your right to fair compensation.
Dependable Representation Pursuing the Compensation You Deserve
After a bicycle accident, it’s always prudent to seek immediate medical attention. Even if you were wearing a helmet, a violent fall on the pavement can cause brain damage, internal bleeding, paralysis, or other injuries that may not become apparent until weeks later — and they’re much worse. By accepting an ambulance ride to the hospital from the scene of the accident, you can rule out — or get treated for — any serious injuries early on.
Once you’ve received medical help, it’s critical to contact an attorney who can collect evidence in support of your case, investigate your claim, and protect your legal rights. You may be entitled to receive monetary recovery for your unreimbursed medical expenses, time lost from work due to your injuries, and out-of-pocket costs for medical care. A jury may also award you compensation for your pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. In addition, if you lost a loved one due to a bicycle accident, you may be able to recover compensation in a wrongful death action.
Importantly, don’t lose your right to obtain justice and fair financial compensation. There are strict time limits that apply in a bicycle accident case — failure to commence an action before the statute of limitations expires can result in your lawsuit being forever barred.
The personal injury lawyers at The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP will carefully assess your case and develop a thorough strategy to help secure the compensation to which you’re entitled. Regularly appearing on the top verdicts and settlement lists in New York, we have recovered millions in compensation for bicycle accident victims and their families.
Contact a Dedicated New York City Bicycle Accident Attorney
The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP is a family practice committed to raising the level of safety for all residents and visitors to New York. Handling every bicycle accident case with skill, adeptness, and integrity, our clients have the benefit of working with a well-established firm that has represented New Yorkers for three generations. Call to schedule a free consultation at (212) 425-1999 today.