Building Your Case with Evidence
When you hire our firm to recover damages from your bicycle crash, we start building your case the right way—on a bedrock of evidence.
The evidence gathering begins with an investigation of how the collision happened. This evidence is how we will identify the at-fault party and establish their negligence—which is essential to recovering damages.
To obtain this evidence, our legal team will:
- Visit the scene of the collision
- Obtain a copy of the police accident report
- Interview eyewitnesses
- Review photos and surveillance videos
Our lawyers will also construct the other elements of your case, which require that we prove damages. Toward this end, we will:
- Gather your medical records
- Obtain wage statements from your employer
- Seek expert opinions on the injury’s impact on your employability, and your physical and emotional well-being
With this information, we can approach the at-fault party’s insurer with a demand letter seeking compensation for your losses.
Possible Damages You Could Recover
Every bicycle crash is different—different causes and different injuries. Your lawyer will need to review all the evidence in your case before they can calculate the value of your claim.
However, we can tell you some of the common types of damages sought in bicycle crashes, which include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and benefits
- Pain and suffering
Our firm will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Get Started on Your Case Today
The state of New York has measures in place to protect the rights of bicycle crash victims. However, New York Civil Practice Law & Rules § 214, the state’s statute of limitations, gives you generally around three years from the date of your collision in which to file a legal action. For wrongful death actions, you are generally limited to two years from the date of death. However, if you are suing a government entity, you will have even less time to act.
The sooner you hire a bicycle accident lawyer in Southampton, the sooner they can get to work building your case. Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today at (631) 451-7900 for a free consultation.
Our staff can assist clients in both English and Spanish.