With an increased likelihood for serious and even fatal personal injuries to occur on bicycle, it is important that you or your loved one have an experienced Long Island bicycle accident lawyer standing by your side. Bicycles serve a great purpose in getting people to and from their destinations, but unlike other vehicles, do not protect cyclists in the unfortunate event of an accident. Many drivers do not recognize the need to split roadways and are oftentimes unaware of the specific needs that bicyclists need. In these situations, accidents are likely to occur.
Find out how Jacoby & Jacoby, Esqs., can help you by calling our office for a free initial consultation.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents on Long Island:
There are numerous ways that the law firm of Jacoby & Jacoby, Esqs., has seen clients injured in biking accidents. Motor vehicle drivers do not usually train themselves to look out for bicyclists riding in the lane with them. Without the protection of a larger steel shell surrounding their bodies, drivers may not realize they might be involved in an accident until it is too late.
While there are many ways that a bike rider can be injured, some of the most common bicycle accidents our personal injury law firm encounters involves:
- Auto makes a left turn in front of a bicyclist
- Driver opens their door as a bike is approaching
- Abruptly backing up into the street without checking
- Changing lanes or merging without noticing bike riders
- Drifting into a bike lane
- Ignoring traffic signals
- Passing bike riders without sufficient distance
- Colliding at an intersection
- Unsafe road conditions
Common Injuries Sustained in a Bicycle Crash
When these accidents, or any other accidents, affect those riding a bike, numerous serious injuries can occur. While protections such as helmets, lights, and biking clothes can reduce the types of injuries that can be suffered in bicycle accidents, there is no guarantee that injuries will not occur. Specifically, concussions and other closed head injuries, bone fractures, spinal injuries, cuts and scrapes, and internal bleeding are only some on the injuries that may be suffered.
If you lost a loved one in a bicycle accident in New York, speak with a wrongful death attorney to explore your options for financial compensation.
What to Do After a Bicycle Collision in New York:
If you have been hurt in a bike accident, the first thing you should do is call for immediate medical attention. Due to the shock of the event, you may not realize the extent of your injuries until later.
Taking care to medically document your case can help you recover the financial compensation you need. Additionally, collect information of witnesses, get a police report, collect all medical expenses and medical bills, and take photos of the scene of the accident. Do not admit fault or guilt if you are contacted by an insurance adjuster.
Contacting Jacoby & Jacoby, Esqs. during this time is an asset to your case. With an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side, you can be sure that your bicycle accident case is getting the attention it deserves.
Contact Jacoby & Jacoby, Esqs. For Bicycle Accident Claims in New York
Taking a personalized and individual approach to each and every case, our experienced bike accident attorneys can examine your accident case, develop a unique approach, and present this information to the court to help you recover the financial compensation you are entitled to. Our law office fights for victims of negligence for justice against negligent drivers, insurance companies, and other responsible parties.
Our law firm is devoted to fighting for your rights. Call the Law Firm of Jacoby & Jacoby, Esqs. today at (888) 452-2629 or contact us online to get more information.
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