If you or a loved one has been harmed in a bike crash, you have the right to hold the person or organization that cause your injuries responsible and receive compensation that pays for all of the losses you have suffered.
Get in touch with the top-rated NY injury lawyers at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP by calling (212) 986-7353 and receive a no-cost consultation concerning your specific incident, your rights, and how we may be able to help you.
In the aftermath of a crash, you must determine how the crash happened, who caused the incident, how you were injured, and whether you played a role in causing the collision. If you find that you were not the cause of the crash and that it led directly to serious injuries that required medical care and affected your personal and/or professional life in some manner, you have the right to pursue compensation for your losses.
Determining these many factors along with collecting evidence and creating a case in a timely manner are not easy. With the help of a New York car accident attorney, you can better understand your rights and prevent crucial mistakes that can jeopardize the success of your claim.
Success in your case means that you are entitled to receive compensation from the person or group that caused your accident and their insurance providers. Knowing what can be covered by compensation is vital in collecting evidence and proving your losses. This includes:
- Hospital stays
- Medical procedures for injuries
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Wages lost while being unable to work
If a bicyclist was killed in an accident, family members, such as a spouse, children, or parents, can pursue a wrongful death case. Compensation in these instances can cover the following:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical bills for care provided before death
- Emotional suffering caused by the death
- Lost wages and other benefits lost due to the death
In either of these cases, compensation is meant to aid in the recovery process and pay for serious financial losses that would have never happened if it were not for the incident. Proving the extent of your losses and why you deserve the amount of compensation you are asking for with the help of an attorney is vital in finding success.
As a bicyclist who has been hit by a car, you have rights! Contact a New York bike injury lawyer at (212) 986-7353 to discuss your claim.
There are many reasons behind bicycle accidents in New York. Determining what caused yours is important in the recovery and legal process after your incident. While you may know who or what caused your crash, investigation is still vital in making sure you are correct and knowing who to hold liable.
A large portion of bike accidents are caused by negligent drivers who collide with cyclists or cause dangerous situations that lead to collisions. Driver negligence often involves speeding, failing to yield the right-of-way to bikers, turning without signaling, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or otherwise breaking the law. When a car smashes into a bicyclist, devastating injuries are highly likely.
Bicycle accidents are also often caused by dangerous roads. If streets and sidewalks are not maintained, pot holes, cracks, and other hazards can form, which can catch and stop bicycles, throwing cyclists and causing major injuries. In these instances, the government organization responsible for maintaining the roads is responsible.
At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, our skilled attorneys have decades of success both in and out of the courtroom when it comes to representing injured victims. Call us today at (212) 986-7353 and start your case and recovery off on the right foot with our help.
Kenneth Halperin obtained an $800,000.00 settlement for a 42 year-old man who was injured when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle.
Plaintiff, a bicyclist, approximately 30 years of age, contended that the defendant cab driver negligently failed to stop at a red light, causing a collision.
Trial Counsel Robert J. Bellinson recently won a difficult liability trial where our client was incarcerated right before the start of the trial.