Bicycle Crash Injuries Can Be Devastating. Let Us Help You.
Riding a bicycle can be a fun, inexpensive and healthy way to get around town, but it comes with its fair share of risk. Bicycles share the road with motor vehicles. Bicycle riders sometimes have bike lanes for themselves and other bicycles, but many times even that is not enough to protect them from negligent motor vehicle operators. Bike lanes give bicyclists a designated section of the road to ride without interference from traffic and pedestrians. While some streets in New York have such lanes, many other roads lack bike lanes making bicycling much more dangerous in these areas.
Even with safety gear, such as a bicycle helmet, the consequences of a bike crash can be devastating. It can also be easy to lose traction on wet surfaces causing you to tip over or prevent yourself from stopping while braking, leading to a crash. As New Yorkers become more bicycle and eco-friendly, there are an increasing number of crashes involving a negligent automobile driver striking a cyclist. Many residents who choose to commute on bicycles are increasing their likelihood for bike crashes.
Our bicycle crash lawyers at DeMore Law Firm, PLLC, are experienced in this practice of personal injury law and are here to help you with your bicycle crash case. Our attorneys know how to fight for the financial compensation you and your family deserve.
Were You Hit And Injured By A Driver While Riding Your Bicycle?
In New York, bicyclists have the same legal right to be on the road as other vehicles, unless otherwise specified. Too often, careless drivers do not pay attention to cyclists, which can result in serious injuries. Our attorneys represent those with injuries involving common causes of auto-bicycle crashes, including:
- Failure to properly yield to a cyclist at an intersection
- A careless driver rear-ending a cyclist at a stop sign/intersection
- Vehicles entering the roadway from a side street or driveway
- A car turning left across the path of a bicycle
- Distracted driving such as speeding, texting, distracted driving, influence of alcohol or drugs, harsh weather conditions or aggressive driving
- A car or truck passing a bicycle on the road, shoulder or bike lane
- A car driving in or passing through the bike lane
- The owner of a parked car opening their door into the bike lane
When a cyclist has injuries due to the negligence of a motor vehicle operator, it can result in severe cuts, bruises, road rash, broken bones, PTSD, traumatic brain injuries – and sometimes death. The medical bills can be costly, and the recovery from physical injuries can take weeks or months, sometimes even being life-altering. Injury victims may have a right to receive financial compensation for their injuries, medical bills, time off from work and their emotional/mental stress from the crash.
Contact DeMore Law Firm, PLLC, Today For A Free Consultation
If you are hit by a vehicle while riding your bicycle, seek immediate medical treatment. If you are able, file a police report at the scene of the crash. Gather contact information from witnesses; try to preserve as much evidence as possible and call an experienced personal injury lawyer right away.
Under New York laws, you must file this type of personal injury claim within three years of the date of your bicycle accident otherwise you will lose the right to seek financial compensation. Do you have bicycle crash injuries? Contact DeMore Law Firm, PLLC, online or call us at 315-413-7000. Our experienced bicycle crash attorneys are here to help when you need us most.