Whether riding alongside motor vehicles on Long Island Ave. or a designated bike path, bicyclists can incur serious injuries. In these cases, they can seek damages through legal action.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a bicycle collision, you may be entitled to compensation for your various expenses. A Holtsville bicycle accident attorney with Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can manage your case’s obligations. We’ve recovered millions for injured claimants, and now, it’s your turn.
For a free legal consultation with a bicycle accidents lawyer serving Holtsville, call 516-451-7900
Recovering Damages After a Bicycle Crash in Suffolk County
We will evaluate your case to determine how much your damages are worth. This will aid us in negotiations with the liable insurer. By understanding the combined value of your losses, we can fight for a settlement that reflects the accident’s impact on your life.
Examples of Economic Damages
Economic damages have direct dollar values attached to them. Examples include:
- Past and future healthcare expenses, including emergency treatment, ambulance bills, diagnostic imaging scans, surgeries, follow-up care, medications, and more
- Necessary assistive aids, such as braces, crutches, walkers, and wheelchairs
- Loss of income, which can include hourly wages, salary, tips, and bonuses
- Property damage expenses, which may include the repair or replacement of your bicycle
- Funeral expenses, including burial, cremation, and embalming (if you lost a loved one)
Types of Non-Economic Losses
Non-economic damages do not have verifiable financial values. Examples of these losses include pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. The value of these losses largely depend on your situation, like your pain levels, mobility, and ability to work.
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How Our Team of Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Holtsville Can Serve You
Our injury lawyer will guide you through the process of seeking damages from the liable party. You can trust our team to:
Work on contingency
You pay nothing up front or out of pocket at the outset of your case. That’s because we render our help on a contingency-fee basis. This means:
- Payment for our attorney’s fees depends on your case’s success.
- We draw our fees from your settlement as a predetermined percentage.
- We don’t request our attorney’s fees if your case does not succeed.
Together, we will decide on a payment plan that meets your circumstances. You won’t get any surprise bills in the mail or charges to your account. You will understand our terms of payment from the very beginning.
Investigate the Cause of the Crash
While the insurance provider will investigate the crash, so will we. Your lawyer will gather the police report, eyewitness statements, and pictures of the scene to determine what caused your collision.
File an Insurance Claim
Your lawyer will file your insurance claim and submit supporting documents. They will also:
- Communicate with the claims adjuster
- Identify which policy covers your losses
- Negotiate a settlement
- Discuss fault and liability
You have protection against bad faith insurance practices under N.Y. Ins. Law § 2601. If the insurer unjustly denies, undervalues, or disputes your claim, we can offer legal aid.
File a Lawsuit Against the Liable Party
Your case may necessitate a civil lawsuit. Here, we can:
- File your case’s paperwork with the Court
- Communicate with all involved parties
- Take depositions from witnesses
- Cross-examine the other party’s witnesses
- Object to any unfair questions or proceedings
- Argue that the defendant should pay for your losses
- Demonstrate the impact of the injury on your life
Your Case Must Abide by Certain Deadlines
Keep in mind that some statutory deadlines may apply to your case. For instance, most injury lawsuits must be filed within three years of the incident, per CPLR § 214. If you lost a loved one, you generally have two years to file, according to EPT § 5-4.1. There are also circumstances which significantly shorten these general time periods, such as when pursuing a case against a municipality.
We can evaluate your case, determine whether a lawsuit is necessary, and file it within the appropriate period. We may find that your filing deadline differs from the two we mentioned above.
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We’ve Recovered Millions for Injured Claimants in New York
At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., we are committed to obtaining justice for clients who have suffered because of another party’s wrongdoing. We have obtained millions of dollars in damages for injured claimants. Here are some of our results for bicycle collision cases:
- $500,000 recovery for a bicyclist who was struck by a motorcyclist
- $225,000 recovery for a bicyclist who was struck by a boat trailer
We are determined to secure fair compensation for your losses. Whether at the negotiating table or in the courtroom, you can count on us to advocate for you.
We Provide Resources for Those Injured in Bicycle Collisions
When you hire our team, we don’t just support your case. We also support you. Below are just some of the resources we can provide while you navigate the legal process:
Our Video Resource Center
Our co-founder, Attorney Michael Gluck, hosted a series of videos about collisions in New York. In one video, he discussed the importance of legal aid following a bicycle crash. The page provides links to other FAQs related to your situation.
We love keeping our clients up to date on our law firm’s successes. You can check out our newsletter online or subscribe via email.
Suffolk County’s Police Report Crash form
We can gather all the necessary forms and documents needed to support your case. However, before we meet, you may want a copy of your accident report for your own records. The Suffolk County Police Department provides such information, including where you can send your request.
Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. is Ready to Represent You
If you were hurt or lost a family member in a bicycle crash, our team is ready to pursue damages on your behalf. A bicycle accident attorney from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. serving Holtsville is ready to represent you.
Call our office today at (631) 451-7900 for a free consultation. We can assist you in Spanish or English, depending on your needpersonal preferences.