Bicycle Accidents

Manhattan Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Bicycle Injury Lawyer Representing Victims Throughout New York!

Because so many people are turning to alternative methods of transportation, thousands of New York residents have begun riding their bikes to get around town. Bicyclists in New York have the same right to use the roads as the drivers of motor vehicles. Unfortunately, Manhattan bike accidents continue to occur at an alarming rate.

Were you injured in a NYC bike accident? A bicycle accident lawyer in Manhattan is ready and able to pursue compensation on your behalf.  Contact Loscalzo & Loscalzo, P.C. today by calling (646) 846-4776!

Common Bike Accident Injuries

Bicycle accidents in NYC are most commonly caused by driver negligence and unsafe road conditions. If the accident was caused by a negligent driver, the driver will be held liable for damages as well.

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Because bicycles lack the protection of a steel frame, seat belt, and airbags, many victims of New York bike accidents sustain multiple serious injuries, such as:

  • Concussion
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Head injury
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Crush organs or limbs
  • Paralysis
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Permanent disability
  • Death

NYC Bike Helmet Laws

While a helmet can provide valuable protection for your head and brain in the event of an accident, individuals over the age of 14 are not required to wear a helmet while cycling in New York City. Although there has been discussion in the past about establishing a law that requires helmet usage for all cyclists in NYC, this has yet to become a part of the New York bike laws.

Filing a Bicycle Accident Compensation Claim

Not only are injuries incredibly painful, but they can affect the victim’s ability to work or perform basic daily tasks. Because of this, many victims are not able to pay mounting medical bills and household expenses. This can lead to overwhelming stress, psychological distress, and depression.

No person deserves to suffer from the physical and psychological effects of a bicycle accident. If you have been injured in a New York bicycle accident, you are legally entitled to collect damages for your injuries. Our experienced and aggressive bicycle accident attorneys in Manhattan can help you recover compensation for your pain and suffering, psychological trauma, medical expenses, treatment and rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and general financial hardship.

At Loscalzo & Loscalzo, P.C., our bike injury attorneys are committed to protecting our clients’ best interest at all cost, and providing them with the legal care they need to move forward after their accident or injury. Contact us at (646) 846-4776 for a free consultation.

Our NY Bicycle Accident Legal Services

  • Investigation and Documentation: We conduct thorough investigations into the circumstances of the bicycle accident, gathering evidence such as witness statements, surveillance footage, and police reports.
  • Liability Assessment: Determining liability is crucial in bicycle accident cases. We work diligently to establish fault, whether it involves negligent motorists, defective road conditions, or other contributing factors.
  • Medical Advocacy: We understand the importance of comprehensive medical documentation in personal injury cases. Our team collaborates with medical professionals to assess the extent of injuries and their impact on our clients' lives.
  • Negotiation and Litigation: Our attorneys are skilled negotiators, seeking fair settlements with insurance companies. If a satisfactory resolution cannot be reached, we are prepared to litigate aggressively in pursuit of our clients' rights.
  • Comprehensive Legal Support: Loscalzo & Loscalzo, P.C. provides comprehensive legal support beyond the courtroom. We assist clients in navigating insurance claims, addressing medical bills, and ensuring their overall well-being is considered in the aftermath of a bicycle accident.

Contact Our Manhattan Bicycle Accident Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident in Manhattan, our legal team is here to help. Contact Loscalzo & Loscalzo, P.C. today for a personalized consultation. Let us be your advocates in seeking justice, compensation, and a path to recovery after a bicycle accident in the vibrant streets of Manhattan. Your well-being is our priority, and we are dedicated to ensuring your rights are protected.

Contact us at (646) 846-4776 for a free consultation.

NY Bicycle Accident FAQ

What should I do immediately after a bicycle accident in New York?

After ensuring your safety and the safety of others, contact the police to report the accident. Obtain the contact information of any involved parties and witnesses. Seek medical attention, even if your injuries seem minor.

Do I need to report the bicycle accident to the police in New York?

Yes, it is advisable to report the accident to the police. This helps create an official record of the incident, which can be crucial for insurance claims and legal proceedings.

What if the motorist involved in the bicycle accident leaves the scene?

If a motorist flees the scene of the accident, try to obtain as much information as possible about the vehicle, and contact the police immediately. Hit-and-run incidents should be reported promptly.

How do I get compensation for my injuries and damages after a bicycle accident?

You may be entitled to compensation through the at-fault party's insurance. Document the accident, gather evidence, and consult with a personal injury attorney to understand your options for seeking compensation.

Are there specific bicycle laws in New York that apply to accidents?

Yes, New York has specific laws governing bicycles. For example, bicyclists must obey traffic signals and signs, use bike lanes where available, and have proper lighting at night. Understanding these laws can impact liability in an accident.

Can I file a personal injury lawsuit after a bicycle accident in New York?

If you've suffered injuries due to someone else's negligence, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit. Consulting with an attorney can help you determine the viability of your case.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim after a bicycle accident?

In New York, there is a statute of limitations for personal injury claims. Generally, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. It's advisable to consult with an attorney promptly to ensure compliance with deadlines.

Should I speak with the insurance company without legal representation?

It's often recommended to consult with an attorney before speaking with the insurance company. Insurance adjusters may attempt to minimize your claim, and having legal representation can help protect your rights.

What damages can I seek in a bicycle accident claim?

Damages in a bicycle accident claim may include medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related costs. An attorney can help assess the specific damages applicable to your case.

How can a lawyer help me after a bicycle accident in New York?

A lawyer can guide you through the legal process, help determine liability, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent your interests in court if necessary. Legal assistance is invaluable in ensuring your rights are protected.

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