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New York City Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Bicycle accidents are usually way more dangerous than a two-vehicle collision. That's because bicycles don't offer that much protection during collisions. In New York City, cycling has become more popular than ever, which also means an increase in the number of bicycle accidents. For perspective, in the first nine months of 2023, at least 25 people died in bicycle accidents across the city. If you or a loved one has been impacted, a New York City bicycle accident lawyer from Morgan and Morgan, America's largest plaintiff's firm, might be able to help. Fill out our free case evaluation form today to get started.
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When Is the Other Party at Fault?
The other party is at fault in a bicycle accident if they were negligent or violated traffic laws. This includes drivers not yielding to cyclists, driving distracted, speeding, or being under the influence of drugs and alcohol. In short, if their carelessness directly led to your accident and you suffered injuries as a result, they may be held responsible.
Different Types of Bike Accident Claims
Bicycle accident claims are being filed all over NYC by attorneys at Morgan and Morgan. Claims against motorists are the most common, especially in collisions.
You might also have a claim against the city if poor road conditions or inadequate signage played a role. If a faulty bike part caused the accident, you could have a product liability claim against the manufacturer.
A wrongful death claim comes in if a loved one dies in the accident.
Common Bicycle Accident Injuries
In these cases, we see a lot of road rash, bruises, and cuts. More serious injuries include broken bones, head trauma, and spinal injuries. These injuries can be life-changing, sometimes leading to long-term disabilities or chronic pain. They not only affect your physical health but can also take a toll financially and emotionally, which is why we are here to help.
Bicycle Accident Claims in New York City Are Challenging
Don't let anyone lie to you; bicycle accident claims in NYC are challenging. This is partly due to no-fault laws and common stereotypes against bicyclists.
Under no-fault laws, getting compensation can be complex, as your own insurance often covers initial medical costs, regardless of who's at fault. This can limit your ability to sue the other party. Then, there are stereotypes against cyclists—some people (including insurance adjusters and defense attorneys) unfairly see them as reckless or rule-breakers, which can bias a claim. Fighting these challenges means having a solid legal team in your corner and a strong legal strategy.
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We know how challenging these cases can be, but we are tougher. We've represented over 500,000 families in America, including here in New York City, and won over $20 billion in verdicts and settlements against some of the biggest companies in America. Don't give up your claim. Contact us for a free case evaluation.
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