Brooklyn Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Were you hurt in a bicycle accident in Brooklyn, NY caused by someone else’s carelessness?
That person could be responsible for paying compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
To learn more about protecting your legal rights, call an experienced Brooklyn personal injury lawyer at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. for a free consultation to discuss your case.
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How Can an Experienced Brooklyn Personal Injury Attorney Help With My Bike Accident Claim?
Anyone who rides a bike in Brooklyn knows that you have to share the roads with cars, trucks, delivery vans, and pedestrians–and almost everyone is in a hurry. Even if you’re careful, you can easily wind up hurt in an accident. After all, there isn’t much standing between your body and the road.
Bike accident injuries can be surprisingly serious. You might be stuck in bed while you recover for weeks, months, or even longer. Some bicycle accident victims require multiple surgeries and ongoing physical therapy. You may even experience decreased mobility over the long-term. You don’t have to take on the fight to protect your legal rights alone.
You should call a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. for help because:
- The legal system is confusing, and our lawyers will make sure you understand all available options for securing a full financial recovery
- The insurance company won’t simply hand over the money you need–our lawyers will negotiate to get the most compensation possible
- Careless drivers often try to blame the victim–we’ll fight back and get the evidence needed to maximize your settlement
- It can be difficult to put a dollar value on your injuries, and our lawyers will hire respected experts to make sure you get what you deserve
Our experienced lawyers have over 40 years of experience fighting for accident victims across New York City. We believe in taking a proactive approach in every case we take on. We’ll begin by listening to your story and investigating to find out what happened. We know what it takes to stand up to big insurance companies that want you to take a lowball settlement.
To learn more about how we can help if you were hurt while cycling in Brooklyn, call to schedule a consultation today. It’s free to speak with our lawyers, so there’s no risk in learning more.
NYC Bicycle Accident Statistics
In recent years, New York City transportation authorities have built over 300 miles of dedicated bicycle lanes across the city. Still, bicycle accident fatalities remain high. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, bicycle accident injuries have surged across the city.
Between September 21 and September 27, 2020, NYPD data shows that 119 bicyclists were injured in accidents citywide. During the second week of March 2020, bicycle accident injuries shot up 43% when compared with the same week in 2019.
While bicycles are a healthy, environmentally-friendly way to get around the city, most bicycle accident injuries are far from minor. When a bicycle collides with a larger motor vehicle, the results can easily be catastrophic for the cyclist.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents in Brooklyn
Most bicycle accidents are caused by someone’s negligence. Drivers in motor vehicles simply don’t pay enough attention to bicycles sharing the roads. Even with dedicated bike lanes, cars can drift into the cycling lane and cause serious injuries.
Some of the most common causes of Brooklyn bicycle accidents include:
- Driver distraction
- Texting while driving
- Drunk driving
- Unsafe turns
- Failing to leave enough space between the car and bicycle when passing a cyclist
- Trying to beat a yellow light at an intersection
- Running a stop sign
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Violation of NYC traffic laws
If you were struck by a car while riding a bike, it might seem like the vehicle came out of nowhere. You might have had little-to-no time to avoid the crash. Our lawyers will launch a detailed investigation to find out what happened. We can locate surveillance footage, cell phone records, accident reports and any evidence needed to support your claim.
We’re here to put our resources to work for you. To learn more, just call for a consultation today.
Who Can Be Held Responsible for My Bike Accident Injuries?
Identifying the responsible party after a bike accident isn’t always easy. Sometimes, multiple parties share in the blame. The cyclist or a pedestrian might have contributed to the cause of the accident.
That’s why our lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. put in the hard work needed to find out what happened. Potentially responsible parties might include:
- A negligent driver
- Bus drivers
- The employer of a negligent driver
- Transit companies
- The manufacturer of a defective bike or vehicle component
- Government authorities
Under New York law, all parties who share in the blame can be held financially accountable. We’ll fight to get compensation from any party whose carelessness caused your accident. That way, we can maximize the total dollar amount that you receive.
Common Bicycle Accident Injuries
Even with a helmet and proper protection, bicycle accident injuries are often severe and debilitating. Our lawyers can fight to recover the full compensation you deserve if you sustained:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- A concussion or head injury
- Neck and 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
Don’t underestimate the cost of a serious bicycle accident injury. Your injuries could have long-term consequences that can be difficult to understand right away. A trained lawyer can help you see the big picture so that you don’t leave money on the table.
To tell us what happened and learn more about your rights, please contact us to arrange your free consultation as soon as you can after the accident occurs.
We Handle All Types of Bicycle Accident Cases
Our experienced lawyers can help if you were hurt in a:
- Car accident
- Bike lane accident
- Drunk driving accident
- Hit-and-run accident
- Accidents involving Citi Bikes
- Accidents involving ride-sharing programs
- Dooring accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Truck accident
- Bus accident
If you were hurt in a Brooklyn bicycle accident, call us today to tell us about the details. We’re ready to go to work protecting your rights.
Time is Limited: Speak With A Lawyer Today
You don’t have an unlimited amount of time to file a claim for compensation. A statute of limitations will apply in your case to limit the available time frame. In New York, the statute of limitations for filing a bicycle accident lawsuit is three years.
If you’ve been in an accident, the clock has already started to run. Getting legal help soon can be the key to getting the strong evidence needed to maximize your compensation award.
What if the Insurance Company Blames Me For the Bike Accident?
It’s common for insurance companies to blame the victim. If they can shift more blame onto the victim, they’ll minimize the amount they have to pay for the accident. The comparative negligence law in New York requires all parties to pay their fair share.
That means you can pursue compensation even if you were partly responsible. Your damages award can, however, be reduced to reflect your share of the blame. It’s always important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer by your side to minimize your role in the crash if shared fault is an issue.
Our lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. are familiar with the scare tactics the insurance company will use to get you to accept a lower settlement. We’re here to level the playing field and fight back when the insurance company points the finger at you.
Available Compensation for Injured Bicyclists in NYC
In a personal injury lawsuit, accident victims have the right to compensation to reflect both their short-term and long-term needs. Figuring out what your injury might cost in the future isn’t an easy task. Our experienced lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. have the resources to hire the best experts in the field to evaluate your case.
We’ll fight to get money to compensate for your:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages while you recover
- Future medical care
- Diminished earning potential
- Physical therapy
- Long-term care
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Damages for wrongful death
- Damage to your bicycle or property
- And more
It can take time to get a full understanding of what your injuries will cost. It’s always better to get started on our investigation soon after the accident. To learn more about how we can help, call our law firm to arrange a free case review today.
Call An Experienced Brooklyn Bicycle Accident Lawyer to Discuss Your Case For Free
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get legal advice if you are a bike rider who was hurt in an accident. At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., your first consultation with an experienced Brooklyn bicycle accident lawyer is always free. If you decide to hire us, we work on a contingency basis. That means we only recover attorneys’ fees if we win compensation in your case.
It’s never too early to call. If you’re ready to learn more, call our law offices to schedule your free consultation today.