A New York bicycle accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to secure a financial award for you based on the facts of your bicycle accident case. If a motorist hit you while you were riding your bicycle, the evidence may exist to build a strong case against them. This would allow you to hold them responsible and recover compensation for the injuries, expenses, and losses you endured.
You can discuss your case with a team member from Ben Crump Law, PLLC today for free by calling 800-959-1444. We can help you understand the applicable statutes, your rights, and the opportunities you have to pursue a payout to cover your accident-related losses.
Drivers Are Often Responsible for Bicycle Accident Cases
According to the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT), bicyclists have special laws they must follow in addition to traffic laws. These rules are in place to keep them safe and prevent accidents. However, it is not only bicyclists violating these laws that cause accidents. Commonly, it is a driver not following traffic laws and exercising due care that causes this type of car versus bicycle collision.
The injuries that bicyclists suffer as a result of being hit by a motor vehicle are often severe. They may include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Scarring and permanent disfigurement
- Loss of limbs
- Other permanent and severe injuries
Many of these injuries require hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation, and sometimes ongoing treatment and care. The costs of healing and recovery, including losses related to missing time at work, can be staggering. New York law allows bicyclists to hold the driver who hit them responsible in many cases. They may be able to recover compensation to cover their expenses and losses.
If you suffered an injury in a New York bicycle accident, contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today. We will review your case at no cost to you to determine if we believe there is enough evidence to take legal action.
For a free legal consultation with a bicycle accidents lawyer serving New York, call 800-761-5225
Our Attorneys May Be Able to Help You Build a Case
After a team member of Ben Crump Law, PLLC talks with you about your case, you will have a better understanding of your options and what you can do to pursue compensation for your losses. We believe victims of bicycle accidents should not have to suffer financial damages in addition to the physical injuries they suffered by no fault of their own. We will build a case to try to hold the at-fault motorist responsible for our client’s medical care, lost wages, and other losses.
Our team will identify the liable party and take action on your behalf if we believe you have a viable case. We will not shy away from your case just because we believe it may be tough or complex.
Our team also works for a contingency fee, not based on retainer. You will not pay us anything upfront if you allow us to represent you. To learn more, contact us today. We can explain how a New York bicycle accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to help you.
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Losses Recoverable After a New York Bicycle Accident
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC we help bicycle accident victims pursue justice and compensation. Our goal is to hold the at-fault motorist responsible and recover a settlement or an award to cover our client’s related losses and expenses. We can typically recover compensation in one of three ways in a bicycle accident case in New York:
- File an insurance claim based on the driver’s no-fault policy or another no-fault policy
- File an insurance claim with the driver’s auto insurance provider
- File a lawsuit in civil court
Depending on the severity of your injuries and your related losses, if we can secure an award, you may receive compensation that includes money for:
- Medical treatment and related care
- Ongoing care costs
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
- Additional documented accident-related expenses
- Pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other noneconomic damages
Under New York law, CPLR 214(4), you will need to know if you need to file a civil suit to recover compensation in your case within three years of your accident. If you do not file your lawsuit by the third anniversary of your injuries, you may not be able to later. The court could bar your lawsuit, and you would lose the right to hold the driver accountable.
In some cases, bicyclists suffer such severe injuries in a traffic accident that they pass away. If this happened to your loved one, you may be able to recover compensation and hold the liable driver responsible through a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. Under EPTL 5-4.1, you have two years to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit before you may lose the right to do so.
However, the statutes of limitations on bicycle accidents can vary based on a number of factors, so it is important to reach out to us as soon as you can to discuss your case with a member of our team.
Talk to a Member of Our Bicycle Accident Team Serving New York
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC we offer free case reviews for injured cyclists, no matter if you were riding for recreation, exercise, commuting on your bike, or on your bicycle for some other reason. We understand how serious bicycle accident injuries can be and believe you deserve help and support for pursuing justice in a personal injury action.
You can count on a New York bicycle accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC to help you file your insurance claim, negotiate a settlement, or represent you in court if we believe there is evidence to support your case. Call 800-959-1444 for a free evaluation of the facts of your bicycle accident case.