There are few accidents more devastating than those involving cyclists and motor vehicles. If you were recently injured in such an accident, you must continue reading and reach out to our experienced Manhattan car accident attorney to learn more about car accidents involving cyclists and how our legal team can help if you’ve been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do most car accidents involving cyclists happen?
Cyclists find themselves injured in accidents with cars and other motor vehicles for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, these accidents are caused by dangerous road conditions or inclement weather conditions, causing cyclists or motorists to lose control of their bikes or vehicles and crash. That said, in many cases, cyclists are injured due to negligent drivers. Some of the most common types of auto negligence include the following:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Tailing cyclists
- Trying to pass cyclists
- Opening car doors when cyclists are riding by
- Texting while driving
- Driving while fatigued
- Failing to see cyclists at night
- Unsafe lane changes or merges
What should I do after sustaining an injury as a cyclist in a car accident?
If you were hurt in a bicycle accident, the most important thing you can do is seek medical attention immediately. Once you call the police to the scene of the accident, you should take pictures of the scene, ask witnesses for their contact information, and keep copies of your medical documentation once you’re treated at a hospital. Finally, you should retain the services of a competent NYC personal injury lawyer who can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve and need to heal. The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny is here to help.
How long do I have to pursue compensation for an injury sustained in New York City?
If you’re injured as a cyclist in an accident, you’ll have to file your personal injury claim within three years of the date your accident happened, in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. Waiting longer than three years will likely result in you being barred from suing. We can help you today. Give us a call so we can start working on your case.
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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.