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If you were injured in a bicycle accident as a result of another’s negligence, do not wait to reach out to Swerling Law today to speak with one of our New York City bicycle accident attorneys. We are committed to ensuring you obtain the compensation you deserve.

What are the common causes of bicycle accidents in New York City?

Most people would agree that New York City can be a very dangerous place for bicyclists. Cars are known to drive recklessly so that they can get to their destination as fast as possible. Bicycle accidents are very severe and cause significant injuries like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones, lacerations, paralysis, and more. Some of the many factors that can result in bicycle accidents may include the following:

  • Reckless drivers
  • Distracted drivers
  • Drugged or drunk drivers
  • Negligent driving
  • Drowsy drivers
  • Uneven pavement
  • Lack of a cycling lane
  • Inclimate weather
  • Drivers who make illegal U-turns

If you were hurt in a bicycle accident, do not hesitate to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn more about your options and obtain the compensation you need to move forward.

Do bicycle accidents ever merit financial compensation?

If you were severely hurt on a bicycle as a result of another’s negligence, you may be qualified to obtain compensation. It is critical to look into your legal options with a legal professional to recognize the kind of compensation that will best serve your needs. You may be qualified to receive both economic damages, which include lost wages, lost future wages, medical expenses, or cost of rehabilitation, and non-economic damages, which refer to emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.

If you are encountering physical, emotional, or financial burdens because of a bicycle injury, it is in your best interest that you reach out to a dedicated New York City personal injury attorney today to discuss the best ways to help you move forward.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in New York City?

Recognize that the state of New York has set a three-year deadline, otherwise referred to as the statute of limitations, from the date of the accident for an injured party to file a personal injury claim. This suggests that if you do not file within the three-year statute of limitations period, you may lose the opportunity to recover damages entirely. Personal injury claims are time-sensitive. Do not wait. Give us a call today to get started.

Contact Our New York City Firm

If you have been injured in a New York City accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Contact Swerling Law today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.

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

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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.

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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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