Bicycle Accident Attorneys Representing Injured Cyclists Throughout Long Island, New York City, & Westchester County
Sharing the road alongside bigger, quicker, and far more hazardous automobiles might be intimidating for a cyclist. Bicycling is a popular way for many people to exercise, relieve stress, and train for marathons or other competitions. Regardless of the reason you ride a bike, another person’s irresponsible and careless driving or unsafe traffic conditions might cause you severe pain for a long time. Accidents involving bicycles may be serious, if not fatal. Whether you wear a helmet or not, the force of a car accident or a quick fall from your bicycle might cause serious injury.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a bicycle accident, seek legal advice as quickly as possible to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our team of bicycle accident lawyers in New York City, Long Island & Westchester will fight to get you compensation and get you back on the road as soon as possible. Insurance companies will do all they can to deny your claim; however, our Long Island personal injury law firm will fight for you every step of the way to ensure that you are compensated fairly for the injuries you have sustained and all of the damages you have suffered. Give us a call today at 1-855-RIZZUTO or (516) 622-0606 to learn more about how we can represent you with your potential bicycle accident case.
Will an Attorney Help Me Prove Negligence in My Case?
Bicyclists around New York City, Long Island and Westchester at large understand just how dangerous riding around can be. Even professional cyclists with years of riding in big-time competitions can’t avoid the negligent driving of another driver on the road. Proving negligence is one of the most integral parts of a bicycle accident case. If the at-fault driver in your bike accident is found negligent, you may be eligible to recover compensation for any damages or losses you may have suffered as a result of your injuries. Proving negligence might seem simple on paper – after all, you couldn’t have done much damage to the driver with your bike. However, the process is not as simple as it seems. For starters, proving that a driver acted negligently requires hard proof. This proof can come in many forms and can be uncovered or investigated by our team of Long Island bicycle accident attorneys.
Through our investigation, we can discover how negligent a driver was when they hit you. By utilizing evidence that includes video footage of your crash – from a traffic camera, dashboard camera, security camera, or even a personal camera like a GoPro – we can put together the foundation of a strong personal injury case. On top of video evidence, photos from the bike accident scene, eyewitness accounts, police reports, and even your medical records can help us bolster your case. Because proving the at-fault driver committed a negligent act in your accident is crucial to attaining compensation for your injuries, hiring a bike accident lawyer for your personal injury claim can go a long way towards ensuring you get the maximum amount of compensation possible for your bicycle accident case.
How Much Compensation Can I Recover for My Injuries?
There is a long list of ways a bicycle accident can have a massive negative impact on your life. From your physical and mental health to your financial stability, each and every part of your life can be touched by a bike accident. While all bike accidents are different, the damages you can claim for your own bicycle accident case can remain the same. These are some of the most common damages claimed in bike accident cases:
Bike accidents and the injuries victims sustain in them can prove to be incredibly costly because of the medical bills they have to pay to properly recover. Although many people have adequate health insurance that can help them cover some costs for their medical treatment, they may still need to pay some costs out of their own pockets. Claiming medical expenses as a damage can help you recover compensation for any medical costs you have paid and will potentially pay in the future, depending on your circumstances. We can look through your invoices, medical records, and even have a medical expert analyze the extent of your injuries to calculate just how much more money you may need to spend on medical costs in the future.
Missing time from work to receive medical treatment for bike accident injuries is pretty commonplace for cyclists injured in a bike crash. However, if you don’t have sufficient work benefits that can cover time off from work, you may be stuck with losing out on income that you otherwise would have received had you not been hurt in your bicycle crash. By using your pay stubs and bank statements, we can determine the extent of your lost income and seek compensation for it through your personal injury case.
Pain and suffering
Bicyclists injured in a bicycle accident don’t only have to contend with the physical pain an injury can bring. Many injured bicyclists may also be dealing with emotional pain and suffering due to the injuries they have sustained. Signs of pain and suffering include depression and other emotional and mental health issues. Although it is tougher to argue for in your bicycle collision case, we can help you prove your damages, economic or non-economic, to get you the best results possible for your case.
Can a Lawyer Help Me Negotiate a Higher Settlement?
Injury cases involving bicycle accidents often get resolved out of court rather than having to go through a full-blown trial. While we can represent you in court, our primary focus is to help you maximize your payout through a settlement with the insurance company on the opposite side of your bicycle collision case. Insurance companies aren’t so forthcoming when offering a settlement to victims of bicycle accidents. Insurance adjusters assigned to your case want to reduce the amount a settlement is to minimize the risk for their employer. Our law firm has represented many clients across New York in cases just like yours.
We know the tactics these adjusters employ and we also know how to negotiate a fair settlement for you and the damages you sustained. Get in touch with our Long Island law firm today to get started on a bike crash case with the help of our trusted and experienced injury attorneys. We don’t let you get taken advantage of and we hold the at-fault driver in your case accountable for any negligent actions that showcased in your accident. Bike accidents happen every day. Don’t let yours define the way you live your life and let us help you get the justice you deserve today.
Is a Bicycle Accident Lawyer Right for Me?
Recovering from a bicycle accident and the injuries sustained in them can take a while, especially if you suffered severe injuries. Some bike accidents lead to victims never fully recovering from their injuries, having to live the rest of their lives with a permanent disability. Bicyclists have every right to share the road with other motor vehicle drivers. Whether in the bike lane or on the road, you are entitled to certain protections as a bicyclist. If you have been injured in a bicycle crash because of the negligence of another driver, you should consider filing a personal injury suit right away with the assistance of our bike accident attorneys. Injury cases involving bicycle accidents are not always clear and cut.
There is a lot of legwork that needs to take place to prove fault in your accident and to prove the extent of the damages your injuries have caused you. Serious injuries, like head injuries or neck injuries, can often jeopardize your health to the point that other aspects of your life can be negatively impacted. At our law firm, we do everything in our power to prevent that type of harm from being done to you. Whether you need help recovering damages for medical bills you have paid out of your own pocket, lost income from time off of work, and more, our bike accident lawyers in Long Island can protect your rights and get you the best possible outcome for your case. Give us a call at 1-855-RIZZUTO or (516) 622-0606 to speak with our legal team today about your potential case. We represent clients and appear in Court throughout all 5 boroughs of New York City, Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island as well as Westchester, and Nassau & Suffolk Counties in Long Island.