In recent years, bicycle riding has become more popular due to health benefits and the ability to get through heavy traffic easily. Unfortunately, it can also be a dangerous form of transportation due to unsafe drivers on the road, including distracted drivers, drunk drivers, and negligent drivers. Due to the small size of bicycles in comparison to other vehicles, even the slightest collision at relatively slow speeds can lead to severe or catastrophic physical injury or death.

At Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP, we believe negligent individuals who cause others injuries should be held accountable. That is why we work diligently to prepare the toughest cases in pursuit of maximum monetary compensation on behalf of our clients. If you were injured in a bicycle accident, call our New York City bicycle accident attorneys. We are backed by numerous accolades, including:

  • More than $500 million recovered in settlements and verdicts
  • Members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Recognized for their achievements in personal injury law

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Should I Hire an Attorney After a Bike Accident?

While it is not required that you retain legal representation following an accident, doing so increases the odds of recovering maximum financial compensation for the damages you have suffered as a result. Because a personal injury lawyer from our team has the knowledge and experience and handling such cases, they can work diligently to collect evidence, witness reports, and form a strong claim for you. Additionally, our team can see that you obtain the medical attention needed for a full recovery while we handle all of the complex legal matters.

Types of Bicycle Accident Claims in New York

Most bicycle accidents are caused by negligent, careless, or reckless motorists and involve:

  • Failing to see cyclists
  • Yielding the right of way
  • Aggressive driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding

What Types of Compensation Can I Recover After a Bicycle Accident?

At our firm, we pursue maximum financial compensation on behalf of our clients in every case we handle. Because accident victims are typically faced ample damages, we pursue compensation for the following:

  • Rehabilitative treatment
  • Medical care
  • Lost wages (Both current and future losses)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of abilities
  • The emotional impact of the accident

Can I File a Lawsuit if Pavement or Road Conditions Caused My Crash?

Yes. If you suffered injuries in a bicycle accident due to unsafe road or pavement conditions such as unevenness, potholes, and other dangers, you can pursue monetary compensation for your injuries. Such cases involve premises liability law, so lawsuits are most often filed against maintenance companies, property owners, or government agencies responsible for maintenance.

Contact our New York bicycle accident lawyers if you need legal representation from a firm that is highly rated, experienced and has a track record of success in difficult injury cases.