Bicycle Accident Attorneys in New York
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Statistics show that the overall number of bicycle accidents in the U.S. has declined over the years; however, the number of fatal bicycle accidents has increased more than 12% as of 2015, due to a number of factors. Bicycle accidents are also more common in cities, especially a city as bustling as New York City, which is full of pedestrians and careless drivers. If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, our New York bicycle accident attorneys can investigate and determine if you’re liable to receive compensation from a responsible third party. Don’t wait to hire legal counsel to help recover the damages you’ve accrued – call Paris & Chaikin, PLLC.
Contact us online or call (212) 742-0476 for understanding and effective assistance.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Understanding the many factors that can lead to bicycle accidents can help you and others avoid them in the future.
Common causes of accidents include:
- Rider inattention
- Driver inattention
- Riding at night
- Dangerous road conditions
- Failure to yield
Unfortunately, a lot of accidents occur simply as a result of basic human error. Bicyclists on the road can easily be hidden in drivers’ blind spots, and with the increase in texting while driving, more and more people are becoming distracted when they should be focused. If you’ve been injured, we’re available 24/7 to answers your questions and provide counsel on your case.
How Much Bicycle Accident Cases are Worth
When you make a bicycle accident claim, the value can vary based on many details.
Factors that are taken in consideration when determining your case’s worth include:
- The severity of your injuries
- Whether your injuries caused you to lose income from work
- The costs of medical treatment
- The amount of suffering you experienced
- Whether your injuries caused any permanent or long-term impairments
How to Prevent Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle accidents can result in minor to severe injuries, from cuts and bruises to head and brain trauma. With our extensive experience in representing victims of bicycle accidents, we can offer guidance on how to avoid accidents in the future.
Our tips include:
- Wearing a helmet
- Knowing the rules of the road
- Staying alert
- Wearing bright gear
- Signaling while turning or braking
Your injuries can be expensive, resulting in medical bills and lost wages from work. Allow us to fight for your legal rights to compensation while you focus on healing.
To learn more about insurance claims or more, speak to our New York bicycle accident attorneys at (212) 742-0476.
Slip & Fall $11 Million
A well-known cellist was awarded almost $11 million after a slip and fall in a gourmet food market that resulted in injuries that now hamper her ability to plat the instrument.
Pedestrian Knockdown $2.8 Million
Our client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was hit by a yellow school bus making a left-hand turn. As a result of the impact, she was forced to fall to the ground and sustained an injury to her shoulder and lower back.
Bus Accident $2.1 Million
A mediated settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of our client who was a driver of a motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by a bus.
Pedestrian Accident $2 Million
Our client, a young boy, was crossing the street near his home on Staten Island when he slipped on ice in the roadway and was hit by a car.
Car Accident $1.7 Million
Our client was an ambulance driver responding to an emergency call. While in the process of making a left-hand turn with the ambulance lights and sirens in operation, he was struck by a vehicle going straight.
Truck Accident $1.5 Million
Our client, a 37 year old man, was struck in the rear by a truck while driving his car and subsequently underwent neck surgery. The defendant claimed our client cut him off.
Car Accident $1.25 Million
Our client was a rear-seat passenger in a motor vehicle that was pulled over on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway when it was rear-ended by the defendant in the early morning hours. In the accident, the plaintiff suffered multiple fractures, which required surgery.
Slip & Fall $1.2 Million
Our client tripped and fell coming out of a bar in Staten Island, sustaining injuries to her knee, neck, and back.
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