Cycling is a staple of New York City; It’s an efficient, cheap, and healthy way to get from place to place. However, when a cyclist is involved in an accident, he or she is almost always seriously injured as a result. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident and are now seeking financial compensation, please read on to learn more about your legal options going forward:

What causes bicycle accidents?

There are several potential causes of bicycle accidents, though they are most commonly caused by driver negligence. Driver negligence comes in many different forms, though in today’s day and age, the most frequent are texting while driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, or otherwise driving in a reckless and impatient manner. If you have been injured at the hands of a motorist doing any of these things, there is a very good chance you will qualify for compensation.

How do I recover compensation after an accident?

The key to winning any personal injury claim is proving that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Unfortunately, as you may know, insurance companies are most often concerned with your bottom line, and will, therefore, treat you as simply another business transaction. However, our firm recognizes the magnitude of your pain, which is why we will fight, tooth-and-nail, for the compensation you deserve.

How do I prove a personal injury claim?

To prove your claim, your attorney will work to recover security camera footage of your accident, pictures of your accident’s aftermath, medical documents, police reports of the incident, witness statements confirming your claim, and more. Our attorneys have years of experience winning personal injury claims. Put our experience to work for you.

What is the statute of limitations in New York for personal injury claims?

The statute of limitations in New York is three years. This means that you are granted three years to file a personal injury claim against a negligent motorist. While three years may sound like plenty of time to you, the truth is, the sooner you file, the better. If you wait any longer than three years, you will be denied your right to financial compensation. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to get the claims process started.

Contact our experienced New York City firm

The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. We understand the implications of a serious accident, which is why we take pride in tenaciously representing our clients. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.