Oftentimes, bicycle accidents are some of the most devastating types of accidents, as cyclists can never be sufficiently protected from the sheer size and force of cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles. If you are someone who was recently injured in a bicycle accident, our Manhattan personal injury lawyer is here to help. Continue reading and reach out to our firm to learn more about bicycle accidents and how we can help if you’ve been wrongfully injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of bicycle accidents?
Bicycle accidents can occur for several reasons, though they are most often a result of negligence. Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents include motorists tailing cyclists too closely, drivers trying to overtake cyclists, motorists not seeing cyclists who were biking at night, and more. Often, these accidents are caused by the typical culprits: driving while intoxicated, speeding, texting while driving, driving while tired, or otherwise ignoring the rules and regulations of the road. If you were injured as a cyclist in an accident due to no fault of your own, you should be entitled to financial compensation.
What should I do if I’m hurt in a bicycle accident?
If you are hurt in a bicycle accident, you should take swift action to document the incident and receive the medical treatment you need. This means that the first thing you should do is call the police to the scene of the accident. As you wait for the arrival of law enforcement and emergency services, you should ask witnesses of your accident for their contact information and take pictures of the scene of the accident, including any damaged property/injuries. Once you receive medical treatment, you should hang onto any information regarding your injuries or medical bills and retain the services of an experienced Manhattan personal injury lawyer who can fight for the compensation you deserve.
What is the statute of limitations for bicycle accident injury claims in NYC?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is typically three years, which means that you are only allowed to take legal action against the liable party within three years of the date of your accident. Do not make the mistake of waiting longer than three years, for if you do, you will most likely permanently lose your right to sue.
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