Bicycle accidents can cause an injured biker serious physical, emotional, and financial burdens. If you were injured as a result of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our experienced New York personal injury attorneys today to discuss your case in detail. At the Law Offices of George Poulos, we are committed to ensuring that you obtain the compensation you deserve. Continue reading to learn more about bicycle accidents in New York.
What causes bicycle accidents in New York?
There are various potential causes of bicycle accidents, however, they are most commonly caused by driver negligence. A negligent driver can do many different things to put cyclists at risk, however, these are the most common causes of driver negligence:
- Texting while driving
- Excessive speeding
- Improper lane changes
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Cracked or uneven pavement
- Obstacles that obscure vision or block bicycle lanes
If you were injured as a result of one of the above factors or others, it is recommended that you reach out to a legal professional at the Law Offices of George Poulos today to discuss your options.
How can I recover compensation after a bicycle accident?
In order to ensure that you win your personal injury claim, you must prove you were injured as a direct result of another’s negligence. If you were, you can be entitled to economic damages, which include lost wages, future lost wages, medical expenses, or the cost of rehabilitation. You can also recover non-economic damages that can cover emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. Our firm understands the magnitude a bicycle accident can have on someone’s life, which is why we are committed to fighting for the compensation you deserve.
What is the statute of limitations for bicycle accidents in New York?
The state of New York has imposed a three-year deadline, also known as the statute of limitations, for an injured party to file a personal injury claim. This means that if an injured party fails to file a claim within three years from the date of their bicycle accident, they will lose the opportunity to obtain the compensation that they deserve.
Personal injury claims are time-pressing. Do not wait to contact an experienced New York personal injury firm today to ensure you are filing your claim promptly.
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The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, bankruptcy, 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.