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Car Vs. Bicycle Accidents

With bicycle accident claims, you should be entitled to receive No-Fault benefits under NY law

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Verdicts & Settlements

In cases involving serious injuries and death, we have the expertise and proven track record in obtaining excellent awards and recoveries which include the following:
$16 Million
Brooklyn man - motorcycle accident
$10 Million
truck accident settlement pursuant to a confidential agreement
$3.10 Million
Long Island man - rear end collision
$2.95 Million
Husband and Wife – rear end collision
$2.75 Million
Staten Island resident - rear end collision
$2.50 Million
Brooklyn man - motorcycle accident
$2.25 Million
Construction Work hit by truck while working in the roadway
$1.75 Million
Bronx woman - head on collision caused by drunken driver
$1.6 Million
Long Island Woman - after overcoming a sudden and unforeseen medical emergency defense
$1.5 Million
Staten Island man - one car collision
$1.4 Million
Staten Island woman - pedestrian knock-down
$1.3 Million
intersection accident on Staten Island
$1 Million
Brooklyn man - intersection accident
New Jersey man - pedestrian knock down
Staten Island woman - rear end collision
Brooklyn woman - intersection accident
truck accident settlement pursuant to a confidential agreement
Bronx woman - intersection accident
Brooklyn woman - bus accident
Staten Island man - brake failure
New York City Police Officer – car accident

Bicycle Accident Claims

Bicycles in New York City are more popular then ever with the introduction of the widely popular Citi Bikes. These days, New Yorkers are not only using bicycles for recreation or exercise, but also as a means to travel to and from work, or simply run errands. Unfortunately, since the body of a bicyclist is unprotected from contact with a vehicle, accidents involving a bicyclist and cars often leads to catastrophic injuries.

Many operators of cars simply fail to pay attention when entering intersections, and strike bicyclists due to their careless operation of the vehicle. And even greater danger exists when a bicyclist is struck by a bus or a truck. In addition, bicyclists often are confronted with environmental factors in the roadway such as potholes, defective roadway design, as well as impaired visibility due to poor road or path conditions. Bicyclists are also in danger when an occupant of a car opens its door directly into the cyclists path.

If you were injured by a vehicle while on a bicycle is it important to know with bicycle accident claims that you should be entitled to receive No-Fault benefits from the offending vehicle under New York law. It is also critical that all bicyclists wear a helmet. In this regard, New York Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1238 requires bicyclists under the age of 14 years to wear protective headgear. While New York State does not require bicyclists over the age of 14 to wear protective headgear, it is clear that a helmet is extremely beneficial since it can prevent a serious head injury. In fact, there is a well-known study in the New England Journal of Medicine, where it was demonstrated that cyclists who wore helmets reduced their risk of a head injury by over 80%.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident after being struck by a careless driver of a car, contact us. We will give your bicycle accident claims the individual attention it deserves.

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