Bicyclists have the same rights as motor vehicle operators. While sharing the road with bicyclists, motorists must yield to the right of way, obey traffic signals, and refrain from speeding. When motorists fail to abide by these rules, they can be held financially accountable for their negligence.
Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. serves people living in Nassau County. Many of your bicycle accident-related losses may be compensable, and our lawyers are ready to assist you. You can speak with our team about your case for free.
For a free legal consultation with a bicycle accidents lawyer serving Nassau County, call 516-451-7900
Recoverable damages following your collision may include:
It is important to us that you receive the compensation you need. Our attorneys can help you recover damages so that you can get back to healing, leaving the bicycle accident in the past.
You could still pursue damages even if you weren’t wearing a helmet. Per the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), only bicyclists under 14 years old are required to wear helmets. Some counties have more specific laws. For instance, Nassau County requires that minors wear helmets or risk penalties.
Yet, none of this necessarily affects your case. Even if a lack of protective gear exacerbated your injuries, you could still seek damages against the at-fault party.
You typically have three years to file your injury lawsuit, per CPLR § 214. Yet, this timeline could be even shorter if you’re suing a government agency or municipality. So, consider the following examples. John was riding his bicycle when he was struck by an individual motorist. Here, John would typically have three years to file his lawsuit.
Now, suppose that Frankie was also riding his bicycle, but instead, he was hit by a bus owned by the city. He would have less than three years to file his lawsuit since the government has certain protections concerning lawsuits.
Regardless of who hit you, we can determine whether filing a lawsuit is a viable option in your case.
Nassau County Bicycle Accidents Lawyer Near Me516-451-7900
Our firm’s experience in bicycle cases is strengthened by our attorneys’ instrumental work in changing bicycle laws in the state. Among our notable achievements is an appellate court ruling in our favor, rejecting the notion that bicyclists assume the risk of injury while riding. The precedent has been helpful in proving claims in subsequent cases.
Our case results speak for themselves. We’ve been around the personal injury block a few times, and we know what goes into recovering fair settlements. Take a look at two of our most notable outcomes regarding bicycle accident cases:
We can share more about our previous outcomes when you call us.
Your health is the most important thing right now. Even if you left the accident scene feeling fine, you could still have internal injuries. These conditions can become life-threatening in the blink of an eye. We recommend that you see a healthcare provider at your earliest convenience.
These additional measures could also support your pursuit of compensation:
These items could help your lawyers assess your situation:
We will begin your case by launching an investigation. Having these documents on hand could aid this process.
Social media is not your friend right now. The things you post to these forums could impact your case. Even if only your friends and family members can access your postings, limit what you say about the accident. Don’t accept any friend requests from strangers, either; it could be the claims adjuster in disguise, looking for ways to discredit your case.
Take your medications. Attend physical therapy. Heed any dietary restrictions or other instructions your doctor gives you. By failing to follow your doctor’s orders, you risk devaluing your case. Why? Because the other party might argue that your injuries came from something else, not the bicycle accident.
You don’t want anything to impede your case’s progression.
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If your injuries resulted in medical bills and other losses, they could qualify for compensation. During our years serving injured people in Nassau County, we’ve found that bicycle accidents can cause the following:
Facial injuries occur when a cyclist is thrown from the bicycle and hits their face on the pavement or ground. Scarring and significant disfigurement can occur from these injuries. Additionally, the cyclist may suffer damage to their teeth or jaw.
Neck injuries are some of the most common injuries to result from a bicycle accident. The neck is vulnerable to the forces in an accident. Trauma to the neck can range from soreness and stiffness to serious damage to the neck and spine. Paralysis can result from severe neck injuries.
Damage to the head and brain can result from bicycle crashes. Wearing a helmet can help mitigate these injuries, except in extremely serious crashes. Brain trauma can result in:
You could seek damages even if you suffered an impairment not listed here.
The attorneys at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. have decades of experience handling injury cases throughout New York. Our firm has been practicing since 1983, and we are dedicated to staying current with the laws and regulations that govern injury cases.
To begin your free case review, dial (516) 451-7900. We assist clients in both English and Spanish.
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