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Bicycle accidents occur frequently in the congested streets of New York City. If you were severely injured in a bicycle accident as a result of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Reach out to our experienced New York City personal injury attorneys at Sterling Law to discuss your case.

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

New York City can be a very dangerous place for bicyclists. In New York City especially, cars are known to drive recklessly so that they can get to their destination as quickly as possible. Bicycle accidents are very serious and cause significant injuries like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones, lacerations, paralysis, and more. Some of the various factors that can cause bicycle accidents may include:

  • 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 injured in a bicycle accident, is in your best interest to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss your options and to obtain the compensation you deserve.

Do bicycle accidents ever merit compensation?

If you have been seriously injured on a bicycle as a result of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. It is important to consider your legal options with a legal professional to understand the type of compensation that will best suit your needs. You may be entitled to 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 facing physical, emotional, or financial burdens as a result of a bicycle injury, it is important that you reach out to an experienced New York City personal injury attorney today to discuss ways to help you feel whole again.

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

The state of New York has imposed a three-year deadline, otherwise known as the statute of limitations, from the date of the accident for an injured party to file a personal injury claim. This means that if you do not file within the three-year statute of limitations period, you may lose the opportunity to recover damages.

Person injury claims are time-pressing. Do not wait. Contact Swerling Law today to get started.

Contact Our Experienced New York City 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 an award of significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.


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