Bicycle Accident Attorneys in New York
Tenacious Representation You & Your Loved Ones Can Depend On
Statistics show that the overall number of bicycle accidents in the U.S. has declined over the years; however, the number of fatal bicycle accidents has increased more than 12% as of 2015, due to several factors. Bicycle accidents are also more common in cities, especially a city as bustling as New York City, which is full of pedestrians and careless drivers. If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, our New York bicycle accident attorneys can investigate and determine if you’re eligible to receive compensation from a responsible third party. Don’t wait to hire legal counsel to help recover the damages you’ve accrued – call The Paris Law Group, PC.
Contact us online or call (888) 365-4940 for understanding and effective assistance.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Understanding the many factors that can lead to bicycle accidents can help you and others avoid them in the future.
Common causes of accidents include:
- Rider inattention
- Driver inattention
- Riding at night
- Dangerous road conditions
- Failure to yield
Unfortunately, a lot of accidents occur simply as a result of basic human error. Bicyclists on the road can easily be hidden in drivers’ blind spots, and with the increase in texting while driving, more and more people are becoming distracted when they should be focused. If you’ve been injured, we’re available 24/7 to answers your questions and provide counsel on your case.
How Much Bicycle Accident Cases Are Worth
When you make a bicycle accident claim, the value can vary based on many details.
Factors that are taken into consideration when determining your case’s worth include:
- The severity of your injuries
- The costs of medical treatment
- Whether your injuries caused you to lose income from work
- Whether your injuries caused any permanent or long-term impairments
- The amount of suffering you experienced
How to Prevent Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle accidents can result in minor to severe injuries, from cuts and bruises to head and brain trauma. With our extensive experience in representing victims of bicycle accidents, we can offer guidance on how to avoid accidents in the future.
Our tips include:
- Wearing a helmet
- Knowing the rules of the road
- Staying alert
- Wearing bright gear
- Signaling while turning or braking
Your injuries can be expensive, resulting in medical bills and lost wages from work. Allow us to fight for your legal rights to compensation while you focus on healing.
To learn more about insurance claims or more, speak to our New York bicycle accident lawyers at (888) 365-4940.
Slip & Fall $11 Million
A well-known cellist was awarded almost $11 million after a slip and fall in a gourmet food market that resulted in injuries that now hamper her ability to play the instrument.
Pedestrian Knockdown $2.8 Million
The client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was hit by a yellow school bus making a left-hand turn. As a result of the impact, she was forced to fall to the ground and sustained an injury to her shoulder and lower back, both of which resulted in surgeries.
Bus Accident $2.1 Million
A mediated settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of the client who was a driver of a motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by a bus.
Pedestrian Accident $2 Million
The client, a young boy, was crossing the street near his home on Staten Island when he slipped on ice in the roadway and was hit by a car.
Car Accident $1.7 Million
The client was an ambulance driver responding to an emergency call. While in the process of making a left-hand turn with the ambulance lights and sirens in operation, he was struck by a vehicle going straight.
Truck Accident $1.5 Million
The client, a 37-year-old man, was struck in the rear by a truck while driving his car and subsequently underwent neck surgery. The defendant claimed the client cut him off. We aggressively litigated the case and on the eve of trial the defendant agreed to pay $1.5 million after previously taking a no-pay position.
Car Accident $1.25 Million
Through aggressive litigation, full policy limits in the amount of $1.25 million were tendered within 14 months of the accident for the injured passenger in a motor vehicle accident. The client was a rear-seat passenger in a motor vehicle that was pulled over on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway when it was rear-ended by the defendant in the early morning hours.
Slip & Fall $1.2 Million
The client tripped and fell coming out of a bar in Staten Island, sustaining injuries to her knee, neck, and back. The bar claimed that the accident never happened, and the bar blamed the owner of the premises for the condition of the sidewalk, with the owner of the premises blaming the bar.
Slip & Fall Injury $1 Million
A settlement was reached with a confidential defendant as a result of a fall at work. The client worked as a cash handler collecting money from banks. After picking up a bag of cash from a bank and placing it in the back of his armored vehicle, the security ink packets exploded frightening the client and causing him to fall backward, striking his head against the floor.
Scaffolding Accident $1 Million
In very contentious litigation and after extensive negotiations and multiple mediations, a settlement was reached for the client in the amount of $1 million. The client was working on a scaffold at a construction site when he lost his balance and fell 10 feet to the ground.