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The outbreak of the Coronavirus has caused people’s lives to change in a variety of ways, leaving many to look for ways to adapt. As a result, many have chosen to turn to bicycles instead of cars and mass transportation during this time. According to the New York Police Department’s TrafficStat database, there were 80 bicycle injuries within the city between the dates of March 9 and March 15. This is a 43% increase from the same week last year. 

Bicyclists who are involved in a serious accident can sustain injuries that have the potential to impact them for the rest of their life. That is why it is important to retain the services of an experienced New York personal injury attorney who can fight for them if the accident was caused by negligence.

What Do I Do After a Bicycle Accident?

When an injury or death takes place as a result of a bicycle accident, there are steps that can be taken to help a future claim. This can include:

  • Calling the necessary emergency services
  • Obtaining contact information from any witnesses to the incident
  • Taking pictures of the scene of the accident
  • Obtaining medical documentation after receiving treatment
  • Retaining the services of a skilled personal injury attorney to recover additional evidence for a case

What is the Statute of Limitations?

Individuals who want to pursue legal action after being injured in a bicycle accident are required to do so within the statute of limitations. This is a deadline that the injured party must file a personal injury claim by. In New York, the statute of limitations is three years from the date of the accident. 

Contact our Firm

If you have been injured in a New York City accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.

$3,250,000

Settlement to a barista who slipped and fell on a defective stairwell while working for Starbucks who sustained back injuries requiring multiple surgeries in 2012.

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Settlement to a woman who was assaulted and sustained back/hip injuries in 2015.

$1,415,000

Verdict to a high school student who was assaulted by a school dean during her lunch period dislocating her hip in 2014.

$995,000

Settlement to a man who was run over by a dump truck on a Brooklyn street causing him to sustain multiple injuries, including but not limited to a broken leg and detached urethra in 2019.

$850,000

Settlement to a woman who slipped and fell down a wet stairwell in a New York City Housing Authority building requiring a back surgery in 2018.

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