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What to Do If You Are Injured in a Bike Accident

What to Do If You Are Injured in a Bike Accident

According to DNAinfo, the New York City Department of Transportation data has revealed that Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative has failed New York City bicyclists. For many bicyclists, New York City can be a dangerous place to ride. However, for many people cycling is used as a regular form of transportation. In 2015, there were 53,987 bicycle related accidents and 234 fatalities in the five boroughs, which is extremely alarming. Most bicycle injuries occur due to:

  • Lack of bike lanes
  • Struck by a vehicle
  • Hit by a car door
  • Defect in the road
  • Blocked bike lane
  • Debris in the road

If you are injured in a cycling accident

  • Call the police to report the accident
  • Be sure to provide a full and detailed account of the accident
  • Request a copy of the police report
  • Exchange contact information and get the other party’s parties’ insurance information
  • Do not admit fault
  • Take pictures of the scene
  • Take pictures of any injuries
  • Get witnesses contact information
  • Obtain medical attention
  • Request a copy of all medical records
  • Attend all follow-up appointments
  • Contact a personal injury attorney

 

A personal injury attorney will help protect your rights, and fight for the compensation you deserve for the direct or indirect harm suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence. Negligence is a person’s failure to use reasonable care, which resulted in injury to another.

 

Common injuries in a bicycle accident

  • Scarring
  • Broken bones
  • Road rash
  • Whiplash
  • Spinal injuries
  • Concussions

 

The damages awarded in a personal injury case may assist in covering the cost of medical bills, lost wages, surgeries, or pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to help preserve evidence and to meet notice and statute of limitations deadlines in New York State.

 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, it is important to contact an experienced New York City bicycle accident injury lawyer who can fight for the compensation you deserve. Goldberg Sager & Associates is experienced in dealing with all aspects of personal injury and is dedicated to helping clients achieve the best possible outcome for their case. For more information or to schedule a free phone consultation, contact our Brooklyn bike accident lawyers at (347) 497-3245.

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