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New York City Experienced Bike Accident Attorneys

New York Bike Accident Lawyer

Bicycles, whether they are motorized or in their original form, are an efficient, ecological, and healthy (especially in the time of COVID-19) way to get around the streets of New York City.

New York City has made numerous attempts to make the streets of New York City safer for cyclists: in 2014,100 miles of protected bike lanes were added across NYC and the citywide speed limit was reduced to 25mph. Unfortunately, despite the installation of bike lanes and other “Vision Zero” initiatives, New York cyclists face serious and catastrophic injuries on a daily basis. 2019 was the deadliest year for New York cyclists in two decades: In New York City alone, there were 3,835 bike crashes involving cyclists and motorists where the cyclist was injured or killed. In 2019, 27 New York City cyclists died.

Giordano Law Offices Bike Accident Attorneys are experienced, award-winning, and many members of our team are cyclists themselves. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident in New York City, we are here to support you every step of the way. Our bicycle accident legal team is highly rated on peer and customer review platforms like Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers, Expertise, Google, Avvo, and more. Please check out our customer review page for recent reviews of our firm. Our initial consultation is always free and our attorneys will be straightforward and transparent with you about important next-steps and the kind of recovery you can expect for your case, call or text our office anytime at (646) 217-0749.

 

The majority of bike crashes are caused by negligent and distracted drivers. When drivers fail to look for cyclists when making turns, make sudden stops because of their lack of familiarity with New York City streets, or when distractions take their focus off of the road, tragic bike accidents can happen. New York City streets are congested with Uber, Lyft, Via, taxis, and other ride sharing platforms in addition to countless FedEx, UPS, USPS, and other mail delivery vehicles. Congested city streets coupled with erratically timed traffic lights and driver error continue to contribute to countless bike accidents. Bike accident attorneys at Giordano Law Offices never charge you for an initial consultation and our attorneys can walk you through the important next steps to take to ensure that you obtain financial compensation for your injury in the form of having your medical bills paid for, lost wages recovered, compensation to cover the cost of your bike, and pain and suffering to account for the emotional impact the bike crash had on your life. The majority of New York bike accidents are caused by the following:

  • Failing to look for and see bikers on the road
  • Driving in areas specifically designated for cyclists and pedestrians
  • Opening a car door without checking for cyclists
  • Road Hazards
  • Vehicle Failures
  • Reckless or Distracted and Careless Driving:
    • Speeding
    • Cell phone use
    • Improper turns
    • Running red lights
    • Changing lanes without signaling
    • Unsafe exits/entries
    • Using any sort of device that is in violation of hands-free laws
    • Failure to obey traffic signs
    • Failure to yield to drivers or pedestrians that have the right-of-way
  • Drunk Driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or controlled substances

Dedicated Bike Accident Legal Team At Your Service

 

      • If you have been hurt because someone was negligent, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, including pain and suffering, past and future medical bills, and lost income. Giordano Law Offices has vast experience successfully representing clients injured in bike accidents throughout New York.

        Attorneys at Giordano Law Offices have been ranked in the top 5% in the country by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers. Platforms like Expertise, Avvo, and Lawyers.com have recognized Giordano Law Offices’ attorneys with 5 star reviews across the board. Call or text us anytime for a free consultation: (646) 217-0749.

      • Our personal injury attorneys are seasoned litigators whose extensive knowledge is based on over 40 years of experience. Contact us if you need extensive legal advice and professional legal representation in a medical malpractice lawsuit, motor vehicle or subway accident injury case, construction site accident injury or police brutality case.

Important Steps To Take After A Bike Accident in NYC

If you have been involved in a bike accident in New York, there are important next steps to take to ensure that you can get coverage for medical bills, lost wages, emotional trauma, physical trauma, and other financial setbacks that your injury directly contributed to. Oftentimes, injuries can take time to fully manifest and so it is important to call an experienced and dedicated bike accident attorney as soon as possible after your bicycle accident to ensure your best chance of a financial recovery. New York bike accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries like broken bones, brain damage, spinal cord injury, concussions, lacerations, loss of mobility, and death.

Skilled New York bike accident attorneys are imperative to ensuring that you obtain the best possible financial recovery because it is in the best interest of insurance companies to challenge who caused the accident, question your credibility, and minimize the seriousness of your injury so that their net payout is less. Without proper and skilled legal representation, you could walk away with far less than you deserve and worse, you could end up having to pay for medical bills and other financial losses caused by the accident. Our skilled and experienced New York bike accident legal team routinely does the following for our New York bike accident clients:

  • Conduct a comprehensive and thorough investigation of your bike accident. This is inclusive of canvassing the site for available cameras that may have captured your accident (we have a team of video experts)
  • Collect witness testimony and other corroborating evidence
  • Build a strong legal case that supports your claim and efforts to obtain a financial recovery
  • Prove who is truly at fault
  • Effectively advocate on your behalf with insurance company representatives
  • Properly evaluate and present your injuries with our team of medical experts to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your car accident claim

Bike Accident Experts That Advocate For You Against Insurance Companies

When a bike accident occurs, an insurance company reviews your claim to determine if they are going to pay and if so, how much that amount is. In New York, depending on the type of accident you have been involved in, there may be a maximum recovery amount. Bike accident attorneys at Giordano Law Offices will help to advise you on the recovery amount that you can expect depending on your injuries and the types of vehicles that were involved in your bike crash.

When you communicate with insurance companies, it is important to do so with legal counsel as insurance companies have experienced and skilled lawyers that work to protect their financial interests which typically means a lesser payout for you. If you have been involved in a bike accident, you deserve skilled lawyers that protect your interests! Giordano Law Offices never charges you a penny for an initial consultation and all bike accident cases are done on a contingency fee basis which means that you don’t pay us anything unless we are successful and obtain a recovery for you.

Giordano Law Offices attorneys aggressively advocate on your behalf and seek the maximum compensation for past and future accident-related medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other forms of financial relief.

Speak With A NYC Bike Accident Lawyer Today

 

      • Giordano Law Offices provides experienced and skilled representation to bike accident victims. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries from a bike collision, our New York attorneys can help.

        Bike Accident and Injury Attorneys at Giordano Law Offices have been ranked in the top 5% in the country by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers. Platforms like Expertise, Avvo, and Lawyers.com have recognized Giordano Law Offices attorneys with 5 star reviews across the board. When you call Giordano Law Offices after you or your loved one has been injured or has tragically died, you are treated with personal care. You speak directly with attorneys who have successfully won millions for bike accident injury clients. Oftentimes, you are given the personal cell phone number of our leading attorneys that make themselves available to you around the clock. With Giordano Law Offices, we take pride in our customer service and you are treated like an extension of our family. Call or text us anytime for a free consultation: (646) 217-0749.

        Additionally, you can email us: Info@Gio-Law.com, or contact us online to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Frequently Asked Questions About New York Bike Crashes

What is the statute of limitations for bike accidents in New York?

  • Statutes of limitations govern the time limits for filing a lawsuit. These limitation periods are very important, missing the statute of limitations means you are forever prohibited from bringing a lawsuit. Always make sure to consult a competent attorney about your particular case and how long you have to bring it.  While every case is different, in New York, you generally have 3 years from the date of an accident or negligence to file a claim against a private party. If your crash involved a government entity, you typically only have 90 days to file a notice of claim and thereafter, you have 1 year and 90 days from the date of the accident to commence the action. It is very important to consult our dedicated car accident legal staff because in each case there are exceptions. For car-related accidents, it is also important to note that in both types of claims there are 30 days to file your no-fault application.

I am a cyclist who was hit by a car. How does the no-fault car insurance system work in New York?

In New York, the no-fault car insurance system dictates that after an accident, your personal insurance covers the cost of your medical treatment and out-of-pocket losses. Under New York State Law, if you have sustained serious and significant injuries that limit normal body functions, you can go outside the no-fault system and file a claim.

How long can I expect my case to take before I can potentially get a financial recovery?

Every case is unique, when you call our bike accident lawyers, an experienced attorney will listen to the details of your case and from there, we can advise you how long your case will take to litigate.

Giordano Law Offices attorneys are award-winning trial attorneys that are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary. While most cases are settled prior to going to trial, our firm is always prepared to aggressively litigate your case in the courtroom.

How much will my bike accident case cost me?

Giordano Law Offices never charges you for an initial consultation and all bike accident cases are done on a contingency fee basis which means you do not pay us a penny unless we are successful and get a recovery for you. Give our office a call and our legal team will transparently outline the type of recovery you can expect.

Additional Questions

If you have further questions about your case, how our legal team determines who is at fault in your bike accident, and more please call us today for a free consultation at (646) 217-0749.

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