A bicycle accident lawyer serving Oyster Bay from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to help you secure compensation for your crash-related injuries and losses. You may be able to file a no-fault claim against the at-fault driver’s policy and also pursue a bodily injury claim and hold the driver accountable for your pain and suffering and those losses not covered by no-fault.
If you suffered injuries in a bicycle versus car crash on Long Island, the Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. team is here to help. We can explain your rights and review your case to determine your options. In Nassau County, you can reach our team today by calling (516) 451-7900.
Our case consultations are always free for bicycle crash victims in Oyster Bay, and we handle these cases on a contingency basis, meaning we only receive our fees if we secure a financial recovery for you.
For a free legal consultation with a bicycle accidents lawyer serving Oyster Bay, call 631-203-1691
Bicycle Collisions Often Leave Cyclist with Serious Injuries
When a bicycle and a motor vehicle collide, the cyclist generally suffers serious injuries. Even with a helmet and other protective gear, cyclists are exposed to forces during a collision with a car that the body is not meant to withstand. Some types of injuries that may occur in these collisions include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractures and other limb injuries
- Internal injuries
- Serious abrasions and lacerations
- Joint injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Disfiguring injuries to the face, hands, or other areas of the body
Bicycle versus car collisions can occur on highways, main roads, rural roads, and even in bike lanes or other seemingly safe areas to bike. At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., we can get to the bottom of what led to your crash, determine your options for proving liability, and seek compensation on your behalf if you qualify.
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Understanding Your Options After a Bicycle Crash in Oyster Bay
According to the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT), motorists have a duty to exercise extra care when driving near bicyclists, pedestrians, and others who lack the protection of a motor vehicle. To this end, if a collision does occur, the victim may pursue compensation for their injuries based on the motorist’s insurance policies, which could include:
The Driver’s No-Fault Policy
According to the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), New York requires all drivers to carry no-fault insurance coverage that pays out to cover the basic losses often experienced in a collision, such as medical bills up to the policy limit and a percentage of their lost wages. This policy covers the policyholder after a collision, as well as others in their vehicle and pedestrians or bicyclists injured in a crash with them.
The Driver’s Auto Liability Policy
When the cyclist suffers severe injuries, they may be able to pursue compensation against the at-fault driver, known as a bodily injury case. This claim is pursued against the driver’s auto liability insurance policy. The recoverable damages in a bodily injury case cover many types of tangible and intangible losses, including:
- Medical care coverage, including current and future care
- Lost wages, future missed work, and diminished capacity to earn
- Miscellaneous expenses related to your injuries and the crash
- Pain and suffering damages and other intangible losses
- Wrongful death damages, when applicable
While a bicycle accident lawyer serving Oyster Bay from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to reach a settlement with the driver’s insurance company to compensate you for the expenses and losses we document to support your claim, sometimes it may be necessary to take your case to trial. This trial may occur if the insurance company denies your claim or refuses to provide a fair payout based on the value of your losses.
You can count on Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. to explain your options and seek damages on your behalf if you sign on for representation. Call us today at (516) 451-7900 to discuss your case with a member of our team.
Statute of Limitations on a Personal Injury Lawsuit on Long Island
Under New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214, bicycle collision victims who qualify generally have three years to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. However, this deadline does not apply to all cases. For some injured victims, certain circumstances could extend how long you have to take action or shorten it dramatically. For example, suing a municipality or bringing a wrongful death claim will shorten that deadline.
To ensure you understand the deadlines in your case and do not endanger your rights by missing one of them, reach out to us as soon as possible following your collision and injuries. We may be able to go to work on your case while you are still undergoing treatment and healing.
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Speak with a Member of Our Bicycle Injury Team Serving Oyster Bay
A bicycle accident lawyer serving Oyster Bay from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to seek and secure compensation for you based on the facts of your collision case. We represent injured cyclists who deserve to hold the at-fault motorist responsible and recover a payout for their injuries and losses.
We offer free case reviews and work to prove negligence, liability, and the value of our clients’ damages. We can also assist clients in Spanish if necessary.
You can reach a member of the bicycle collision team from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today by calling our Nassau County phone number, (516) 451-7900. Our complimentary case reviews can help you understand your rights and options and determine if you want to partner with our team to pursue the compensation you need and deserve following a bicycle versus motor vehicle collision in Oyster Bay.