Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Serving The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens

You should be able to ride your bicycle safely on the road. If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of someone driving a motor vehicle, you should hire a Bicycle Accident Lawyer. Hiring a Lawyer and building a case against the person who hit you is the only way to get fair compensation.

Some Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Here are some of the most common causes of Bicycle Accidents:

Drivers should not be sending or reading text messages or playing with their digital pads while driving. Their full attention should be on the road and what is going on around them. Unfortunately, too many people believe that they can still drive safely with eyes on the screen of their mobile device rather than on the road.

Despite decades of public safety campaigning and the passage of strict laws, people still continue to drink while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. There has been an especially significant rise in the number of Bicycle Accidents caused by people who drive under the influence of prescription medication.

No one should get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle tired and fatigued. If a driver falls asleep at the wheel, and loses control of their vehicle, a resulting crash may cause injuries to themselves, other motorists, or bicyclists.

Speed limits are posted for a reason. They are designed to keep everyone on the road safe. Drivers who speed excessively and make dangerous turns and overtakes are a major cause of Bicycle Accidents.

Some Common Types of Bicycle Accidents

You should never ride your bike against oncoming traffic. Accidents of this type account for 25% of Bicycle Accidents nationwide.

If a driver makes a turn at high speed, they may be unable to stop in time to prevent a crash with bicycle, which will be going at a much slower speed.

When a driver pulls out of a small road onto a larger one, it can put bicyclists in danger. If a bicyclist is speeding toward the same junction, they may not have enough time to react to the sudden emergence of a vehicle in front of them.

These types of accidents account for nearly 25% of Bicycle Accidents in urban areas. Even if a motorist parks legally on a street, they should look both ways before opening their door.

Specializing Attorneys on this Area

How can a Bicycle Accident Lawyer help in getting fair compensation for your injuries?

If you have been in an accident, a Bicycle Accident Lawyer has the experience and expertise to help you get justice, which in this case is adequate compensation.
Your Lawyer will send professional investigators to the scene of the accident to gather any traffic video footage that may be available. The investigators will also track down and interview people who witnessed the accident. They may find someone who recorded the series of events leading to the accident on their cell phone.
The case need not go to trial. If your Lawyer is able to gather enough evidence against the at-fault driver, they can pressure their insurance company into offering a fair and adequate settlement without a court trial.

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