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If you have suffered injuries or the loss of a loved one in a bicycle accident, our New York bicycle accident lawyers will meticulously research your case, determine the responsible parties, negotiate economic and non-economic damages, and represent you in court if necessary.
Common bicycle accidents include:
Bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles, such as buses or trucks
Bicycle accidents involving other cyclists
Car door accidents
New York Statute of Limitations
According to the statute of limitations in New York, you have three (3) years from the date of the bicycle accident to file a personal injury claim. After this period, you may no longer seek compensation for your bicycle accident injuries.
If you are filing a claim against a municipality or government agency, you must do so within one year and 90 days of the accident. The initial step in this process is submitting a Notice of Claim within 90 days after the accident.
Under the Comparative Negligence Law in New York, individuals can seek compensation for bicycle accident injuries regardless of their degree of fault. However, if they are found partially at fault, their compensation will be reduced proportionately.
Opening and Closing Vehicle Doors (NY Veh & Traf L 1214)
This law requires motor vehicle drivers and passengers to check for approaching cyclists and pedestrians before opening vehicle doors to minimize the risk of causing harm.
Drivers to Exercise Due Care (NY Veh & Traf L 1146)
According to this law, drivers must operate their vehicles safely to avoid colliding with cyclists and should use their horn to signal their presence. Yielding the right of way to cyclists is typically required to prevent accidents. Violating this law and causing injury to a cyclist can result in fines, jail time, or driver's license suspension.
NY Veh & Traf L 1120 & NY Veh & Traf L 1122
These laws mandate that all motorists drive on the right side of the road. If a motorist intends to pass a cyclist, they must move to the left and, if safe, increase their speed to ensure adequate distance between the two.
Parties that can be held liable for a bicycle accident include negligent drivers, employers of negligent drivers, transit companies, manufacturers of defective vehicle or bicycle components, government agencies, and pedestrians.
In New York, as a no-fault state, certain expenses resulting from an accident, including medical bills, lost wages, and in-house help expenses, will be covered by your auto insurance or homeowner policies.
Additionally, following a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to seek compensation for various types of damages, including:
Pain And Suffering
To address your pain and suffering caused by the injuries, you can pursue a claim or initiate a lawsuit against the driver responsible for the accident.
If your bicycle sustained damage as a result of the accident, you have the right to seek compensation for the property damage incurred.
If the bicycle accident tragically led to the loss of a loved one, you retain the right to file a claim and seek compensation for wrongful death.
Contact Our New York Bicycle Accident Lawyer
If you are involved in a bicycle accident in New York City, prioritize your safety and seek medical attention for your injuries. Report the incident to the police, gather information from witnesses, take photographs of the accident scene, and consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Yes, if you are injured in a bicycle accident in New York City due to someone else's negligence, you may be eligible to pursue compensation. This can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from the accident.
Common causes of bicycle accidents in New York City include driver negligence, such as distracted driving or failure to yield, dooring accidents, poor road conditions, defective bike parts, and inadequate bike lane design.
New York follows a comparative negligence system, which means you may still be eligible to file a personal injury claim even if you are partially at fault for the bicycle accident. However, your compensation may be reduced proportionally based on your level of fault.
While it is not legally required for adults to wear helmets when riding a bicycle in New York City, it is strongly recommended for safety purposes. However, helmets are legally required for cyclists under the age of 14.
Yes, there is a time limit, known as the statute of limitations, to file a personal injury claim for a bicycle accident in New York City. Generally, the claim must be filed within three years from the date of the accident.
An experienced personal injury attorney can assist with a bicycle accident personal injury claim by conducting a thorough investigation, gathering evidence to establish liability, calculating damages, negotiating with insurance companies, and advocating for your rights to secure fair compensation.
Yes, you may seek compensation for property damage in a bicycle accident claim. This can include the cost of repairing or replacing your bicycle and any other damaged property, such as clothing or accessories.
If the driver who caused the bicycle accident does not have insurance, you may still have options for seeking compensation. Your own insurance coverage, such as uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, may provide benefits to help compensate for your injuries and damages.
Finding the right attorney for your bicycle accident case in New York City is crucial. Look for attorneys with experience in personal injury law, specifically handling bicycle accident cases. Seek recommendations, read client reviews, and schedule consultations to find the attorney who best meets your needs.
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