Did you or a loved one sustain injuries in a bicycle accident in the Bronx? Don’t let the responsible party off the hook. An experienced Bronx bicycle accident lawyer at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. can protect your right to fair compensation. We offer a free consultation for all potential clients. To schedule yours, call or contact our law offices today.
How Can An Experienced Bronx Personal Injury Attorney Increase My Compensation Award After a Bike Accident?
Bike-sharing programs across NYC make cycling through Bronx neighborhoods more convenient than ever. Unfortunately, bike accidents are also on the rise. While drivers in the city are required to exercise due care to avoid accidents with bicycles, some drivers fail to pay attention to bicycles sharing the roads.
When you’re hurt in an accident that someone else caused, you’re entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and more. Insurance companies don’t always make it easy to get the full amount you deserve. They might even try to blame you for the accident to avoid paying their fair share.
An experienced Bronx personal injury lawyer can advocate on your behalf throughout the legal process. When you hire Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., our lawyers will:
- Provide personal attention throughout the process so that your questions are answered and you know what to expect
- Conduct a detailed investigation to find out what caused your crash
- Work with experts in medicine, finance, forensics and other specialities to find out what your case is really worth
- Stand up for your rights when the insurance companies try to blame you or minimize the extent of your damages
- Advocate for your rights before a judge and jury at trial if the insurance companies refuse to play fair
Insurance companies have teams of defense lawyers working overtime to minimize your compensation award. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney levels the playing field. Our lawyers have over 40 years of experience fighting for injured bike riders in the Bronx. We’ll do everything we can to make the legal process simple and get the most compensation possible for you.
If you’re ready to take the next step, give us a call to schedule a free consultation. We’ll discuss your specific bicycle accident case in detail and see how we can help get the money you deserve.
Leading Causes of Bicycle Accidents in the Bronx
Our personal injury attorneys will visit the scene of your Bronx bicycle accident to find out what happened and establish liability. We’ll locate valuable evidence, such as video surveillance and eyewitness testimony. That way, we can build a strong case demonstrating the cause of your accident.
Some of the leading causes of bicycle accidents in the Bronx include:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Illegal or unsafe turns
- Illegal or unsafe passing
- Drifting into the bike lane
- “Dooring” or opening a car door into a bicycle
- Traffic violations
- Drunk driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Aggressive driving
- Racing through an intersection
As a bicyclist, you have the right to share the roads in New York City. Our lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. will work to find out who caused your accident so that you can get the money and treatment you need.
We Fight To Recover Full Compensation For Your Bicycle Accident Injuries
A serious bicycle accident injury can change your life in an instant. At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., no case is too complex for our team.
Our experienced Bronx personal injury lawyers have successfully helped clients with injury claims involving even the most serious bicycle accident injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Fractures and joint injuries
- Chest injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Organ damage
- Catastrophic injuries
- Burn injuries
- Wrongful death of a loved one
When you’re hurt, even the smallest tasks can seem impossible. Car accidents can be traumatic enough even if you’re in a motor vehicle at the time of the accident. Bicycle accidents tend to produce even more serious injuries. Our lawyers can come to you if you’re not feeling up to visiting our office in the city, or we can even arrange a virtual consultation.
What Should I Do If I Was Hurt in a Bicycle Accident?
Regardless of what happened, it’s always important to seek medical attention right away. Prompt care can make the difference between a full recovery and permanent damage. Further, getting medical care right away can protect your right to medical benefits under New York’s no-fault insurance law.
After an accident, if you’re not seriously hurt, you should also:
- Call 911 and file a formal police report
- Take photos and videos of the accident scene
- Exchange contact information with the other parties to the accident
- Look around to see if anyone witnessed the crash, and obtain their contact information
- Follow all doctor’s orders
- Write down anything you can remember about the crash, your injuries and how the injury is impacting your life
- Avoid posting on social media
- Avoid speaking with insurance adjusters or signing any documents without first speaking with an experienced lawyer
It’s important to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as you can. Even if you’re not sure what happened or when you’ll leave the hospital, our lawyers can get to work as soon as you call.
To learn more about what we can do for you, just give us a call. Your first consultation is free, so you can get the legal advice you need quickly.
Time is Limited to File a Claim
The time limits that apply in your case will depend upon who caused the accident and the relevant insurance policy. No-fault insurance policies don’t give you much time to file your initial claim. Our lawyers can identify all relevant insurance and make sure you meet the deadlines.
In general, the New York statute of limitations gives you three years to file a personal injury lawsuit after a bicycle accident. However, if a public transit authority or government agency is involved, you only have 90 days to file a notice with the city.
Our lawyers are here to explain these deadlines and make sure your rights are preserved while you recover. To get started, all you have to do is call our law offices for help.
Can NYC’s Comparative Negligence Rules Limit My Right to Compensation?
Bicycle accidents are often caused by negligent drivers. However, bicyclists can also share in the blame. If you were using your cell phone or not following the rules of the road, the insurance company might try to pin the blame on you. Unfortunately, they might try to blame you even if you weren’t at fault.
The contributory negligence laws in New York can apply to reduce the value of your damages claim. You don’t lose the right to compensation entirely even if you’re to blame. If you were 50% at-fault, you can recover 50% of your damages.
Insurance companies often try to convince accident victims otherwise. They might try to get you to accept a lowball settlement offer. After all, you don’t want to have to defend yourself in court. That’s where our lawyers can step in to protect your rights. We’ll analyze all of the evidence to make a strong case that minimizes your share of the blame.
What Types of Damages Are Available for Bicycle Accident Victims?
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., our lawyers take the time to learn about your accident and get to know you. We believe that giving each and every client personal attention increases our chances of recovering the most compensation possible. We’ll put forward a strong case that details how the accident and injuries have changed your life.
We’ll fight to get full compensation for your:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages and salary
- Future medical care
- Reduced ability to earn a living in the future
- Physical therapy and rehab
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Long-term care
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of your loved one’s company or support if the accident resulted in wrongful death
- Damage to your bicycle or property
- And more
It can be hard to put a dollar value on an accident that’s dramatically changed your life. In reality, no amount of money is going to make up for a serious injury. Our lawyers will do everything we can to get the money you deserve.
Over the past four decades, our attorneys have established relationships with some of the leading experts in NYC. Those medical and financial experts can help us reach a fair estimate of your future costs. That way, you aren’t left on the hook for future expenses you might not have anticipated in the beginning.
Call To Schedule Your Free Case Review With An Experienced Bronx Bicycle Accident Lawyer Today
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., our experienced personal injury attorneys are known for getting results for accident victims across New York City. If you were hurt and have questions, don’t hesitate to call our law firm and schedule a free consultation with an experienced Bronx bicycle accident lawyer.
We’ll focus on the unique facts of your case and injuries to maximize your financial recovery. Our lawyers serve clients in the Bronx, Staten Island and even Suffolk County.