Long Island Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Are you or a loved one struggling because you were injured while riding a bicycle on Long Island, NY? Did you get hurt because someone else was careless? Don’t let that person off the hook without paying you for your injuries. Contact the experienced Long Island bike accident lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. to find out how we can help you file a lawsuit and demand the money you deserve.
Since 1977, we’ve been dedicated to helping injured bike accident victims across New York and on Long Island. Our tenacity pays off. We’ve secured more than $1 Billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients. If you’ve gotten hurt, we’re here for you, too.
Contact our Long Island law office to schedule a free consultation with our experienced legal team today.
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How Will a Long Island Bicycle Accident Lawyer Help Me?
When you ride a bike on Long Island, you usually have to share the road with cars, buses, trucks, and other large vehicles. At the same time, you don’t have a whole lot to protect you if you happen to be involved in an accident. While your helmet can save your life, you’re still vulnerable to a wide range of severe injuries.
It can take a long time to recover from your bike accident injuries. During that time it’s easy for medical bills to add up. You might struggle to take care of your day-to-day expenses, let alone the costs of your accident, if you’re unable to work. If someone else caused your Long Island bike accident, they should also be responsible for the consequences.
Unfortunately, it can be tough to get money in your hands, even if it seems like you have an open-and-shut case. Hiring an attorney to handle your personal injury claim or lawsuit can make a massive difference.
You should call the experienced Long Island bike accident lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for help because:
- Insurance companies will do anything to deny or devalue your claim. We’ll stand up to them and fight to hold them accountable.
- Negligent drivers might try to blame you for the bike accident, which, if successful, could hurt your ability to recover damages. We’ll fight to stop those tactics from working.
- It’s hard to know what your case is worth, and you don’t want to let an insurer decide. Our firm can work with some of the best experts in New York to find out how much money you deserve.
- More than one person might be responsible (and liable) for your injuries. We’ll carefully investigate to determine why you got hurt and who’s at fault.
Our Long Island personal injury lawyers will take an aggressive approach to your case. Our goal is to get you maximum compensation for things like hospitalization, rehab, disability, and your pain and suffering. Give us a call today to discuss your case for free. We’re always available to take your call – day or night – 365 days a year.
Who’s Liable For My Long Island Bicycle Accident Injuries?
After an accident, tt’s important to conduct a thorough independent investigation into the circumstances that led to your injuries. Why? While bike accidents can happen for one singular reason, they’re not usually that straightforward. A lot of different factors can contribute to a collision with a bicycle. In these cases, several parties may share some of the blame for causing an accident. When that happens, you can potentially seek compensation from them all.
In New York, you can demand money from anyone who contributes to your bike accident or injury. This might include anyone whose negligence or carelessness caused you to get hurt, including:
- Drivers of cars, trucks, buses, and other vehicles on the road
- Other bicyclists
- Employers of negligent parties
- Companies that manufactured defective bikes, vehicles, or equipment
- Government agencies
- Transit companies, and more.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ll carefully scrutinize the details of your case to determine why it happened and identify anyone who may share fault. Then we can seek monetary compensation from each and every one of those parties. This approach can help us maximize your financial award.
We’ll Fight to Get Money For All of Your Bike Accident Injuries
Even a minor bicycle crash can result in injuries that have immediate and long-lasting effects on your life. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our Long Island personal injury attorneys are prepared to help you fight to get money for all of your bicycle accident injuries, including:
- Back and neck injury
- Brain injury
- Broken bones
- Bruises, sprains, strains, and other soft tissue damage
- Crushing injury
- Eye injury
- Lost limbs
- Spinal cord damage
- Wrongful death, and more.
Give our Long Island law firm a call to set up a free consultation. Can’t make it into the office to talk about your case? Our team would be happy to come to you. We’ll visit you at the hospital while you’re getting better, at home, or even at work. All you have to do is call and set up a time to chat. It’s that simple.
Why Causes Bicycle Accidents on Long Island?
Whether you’re just trying to avoid traffic, get some exercise, or enjoy the sites, riding a bike is a great way to get around Long Island. Unfortunately, there aren’t many bike trails on Long Island. As a result, cyclists are often forced onto main roads and highways.
Many of those roads don’t have dedicated bicycle infrastructure, such as painted or protected bike lanes. This means you’re riding in close proximity to large vehicles. The drivers of those motor vehicles aren’t always happy about sharing the road with bicyclists. Unfortunately, many bike accidents on Long Island happen because other drivers are careless and engage in dangerous behaviors behind the wheel.
Some leading causes of bike accidents in Nassau County and Suffolk County include:
- Failing to leave adequate space between a car and bike while passing
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Making illegal or unsafe turns, and
- Racing through an intersection to beat a light.
Drivers of other vehicles aren’t always responsible for causing bike accidents. Bicyclists can also share some of the blame. This is particularly true when cyclists ride on the wrong side of the road, use a cell phone, or drink before riding. Other causes of Long Island bike accidents also include weather and traffic conditions, dangerous road conditions, and defective equipment.
What If I’m Blamed For My Long Island Bike Accident?
It’s not uncommon for negligent motorists and/or insurance companies to blame cyclists for an accident. Why? Shifting any amount of blame to an injured rider can limit the amount they’ll have to pay. However, many times, these allegations are baseless and without evidence. Don’t let a negligent driver or insurance company deny you any of the money you deserve.
What happens if you really do share some of the blame? In that case, it’s critical to call an experienced Long Island personal injury lawyer for help. An attorney can fight to minimize your role in the accident. Under New York state’s comparative negligence law, you can still get money even if you share some of the blame for your injuries. However, your damages will be adjusted to reflect your role. Generally speaking, the less fault you share, the more money you can potentially get.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ll stand up for you and work hard to prevent allegations of fault from hurting your ability to get the money you deserve.
Damages Available to Injured Bicyclists on Long Island
Don’t underestimate the costs of an unexpected bike crash on Long Island. If someone else is at least partly responsible for your bicycle accident, our attorneys will fight to hold them accountable. We’ll demand money to compensate for all of your damages, which might include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Our team has been fighting hard for injured accident victims on Long Island for more than four decades. During this time, we’ve established relationships with leading injury experts in the tri-state area. With their help, we can better understand your injuries, who might be responsible, and, ultimately, what your case is worth. This can help us leverage insurers and at-fault parties into paying you the money you deserve.
Call Today to Discuss Your Case For Free
You may have the right to file an injury claim or lawsuit after you get hurt in a bicycle accident on Long Island. However, you’ll only have a limited amount of time to assert your legal rights. Do not hesitate to contact the experienced legal team at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for assistance. We’ll stand by your side and fight to get you every last dollar that you need.
We offer a free, no-obligation case assessment, so give us a quick call or reach out to us online today.