New York Bicycle accidents
Riding a bicycle can be dangerous anywhere in the State, but in New York City, with crowded streets, vehicles crossing into protected bicycle lanes, and parked car doors opening into their path, New York City cyclists riders face additional hazards. Despite reduced speed limits, increased bicycle lanes and other safety measures, the number of serious bicycle accidents in New York City only continues to climb. According to the New York Times, by August 2019, there were almost twice the number of cyclists killed than in the prior year. To be sure, those deaths represent just a small fraction of the other serious bicycle accidents and injuries occurring on New York City streets.
At The Eskesen Law Firm, our Midtown Manhattan-based lawyers pride themselves on top-quality client service work hard to obtain maximum compensation for our clients’ needs for both short- and long-term recovery and losses. Our attorneys have over 20 years of experience fighting for personal injury plaintiffs, and as cyclists ourselves, we are especially committed to helping injured bicycle riders of all ages.
Our attorneys and staff provide legal care and support that injured bicycle riders need. Call us today at 212-433-4500. We are available 24 hours daily, 365 days annually, and we offer free initial consultations.
ACCOUNTABILITY AND FAULT IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CASES
It may be surprising to learn that in New York, if you are a cyclist struck by a motor vehicle, in most circumstances, the vehicle’s car pays for your medical bills, lost wages and certain other benefits, regardless of fault. So if you are involved in a motor vehicle vs. bicycle accident, be sure the police are called and an accident report is prepared. You should never admit fault before speaking with a lawyer. Be cooperative, but do not make any statements to insurance company representatives without speaking with a lawyer first.
You have rights, and they should be protected. At The Eskesen Law Firm, we work hard to ensure that you obtain the compensation that you deserve. Our experienced New York City accident attorneys know how to investigate a scene, gather evidence and witness statements, and collaborate with experts to build influential, fact-based liability claims. Our team holds negligent parties accountable.