Every day, many thousands of bicyclists can be seen on New York City streets and roads throughout the metro area. Bikers must navigate the dangers of crowded intersections and roads, often in danger of being struck by a negligent driver of cars, trucks, taxi cabs or other vehicles that share our city roads.
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If you, your child or other loved one in your family was injured while riding a bicycle in the New York City area, you may hear the driver claiming that the biker "darted out in front of the car." It is not uncommon for the car driver and insurance company to argue that the accident was the victim's fault, and they are often quite convincing, as they offer a low, fast settlement. It is important that you do not talk to an insurance company representative or give any statement about the accident until you have talked to a qualified attorney about your legal rights and options for recovering financial damages.
You Don't Have to Face the Large Insurance Company by Yourself
Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., is one of the most recognized names in personal injury litigation in New York City. We will handle everything about your bicycle accident claim, from initial reports and records to investigating the incident to preparing your case for a fair settlement or trial. We offer a free consultation to evaluate your case and explain your options. If you hire us as your legal counsel, you will not pay attorneys fees unless you recover money damages in a settlement or by jury award. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Things You Should Know About Pedestrian Accidents
The law typically favors pedestrians and bike riders, giving the unprotected victim the benefit of the doubt when it comes to traffic laws - particularly if the accident occurred at an intersection. It does not always make a difference if the bike rider was crossing the street against the light or against traffic restrictions. The car driver has a responsibility to yield the right of way in many cases. Drivers still have to exercise proper caution to avoid hitting pedestrians and bikers.
If you were hit by a city-owned and operated vehicle, you should know that New York City is a self-insured entity. That means you will need a lawyer who has the skill, experience and dedication to take on the bureaucracy and fight for the compensation you need. It can take even more skill to recover compensation if the person who hit you was running a livery or gypsy cab service illegally. We can help.
From offices on Wall Street, Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum represents clients in litigation matters throughout the New York City metro area and the state. Contact us to schedule a consultation with an experienced New York bike accident lawyer today.