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New York City Bicycle Accident Attorney

Bicycle Accident Attorneys in Manhattan

The streets of New York City are filled with pedestrians, cars, trucks, buses, and even bicycles. Bicycles are a great way to get around, whether as a primary mode of transportation or just for leisure and exercise. The unfortunate reality of bicyclists having to share the busy streets with so many other vehicles is that the risk of accidents resulting in serious injuries increases tremendously. If you have been injured in a New York City bicycle accident, it is important to consider your legal options, as you may be entitled to significant compensation. Swerling Law proudly serves clients in Manhattan and throughout New York City when they need quality representation after an accident. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help.

What Causes Bicycle Accidents?

New York City is a dangerous place for bicyclists who are forced to share the roads with so many other vehicles. Many drivers fail to consider the safety of others when they are on the roads because they are too focused on getting to their destinations quickly. However, bicycle accidents are serious and can result in significant and often permanent injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones, lacerations, paralysis, and more. Some of the many factors that can contribute to bicycle accidents include the following:

  • Reckless drivers
  • Drowsy drivers
  • Distracted drivers
  • Drunk or drugged drivers
  • Drivers who make illegal U-turns
  • Uneven pavement
  • Lack of cycling lane
  • Inclimate weather
  • Other forms of negligent driving

Recovering Damages After an Accident

If you have been seriously injured in a New York City bicycle accident, it is important that you consider your legal options because you may be entitled to compensation, known as damages. With the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, you may be entitled to both economic and noneconomic damages. These may include compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, cost of rehabilitation, emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. Additionally, is important to make sure that you file your personal injury claim within three years of the date of the accident to comply with New York’s statute of limitations. Of course, the first step is to speak with a personal injury attorney to discuss the specifics of your situation.

Contact a New York City Bicycle Accident Attorney

Getting seriously injured in a bicycle accident can have significant impacts on your everyday life and make doing the things you once loved impossible. At Swerling Law, we understand the implications of a serious injury and want to do everything we can to help you find financial relief during this difficult time. You can rely on Swerling Law to walk you through every step of the claims process until you get the compensation you deserve for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens that you have faced as a result of the accident. To schedule a free consultation, contact Swerling Law today.


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