New York Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Bicycle Accidents

Despite efforts to make New York City roads safer for bicyclists, things have only gotten worse. Accidents involving bicyclists have become more common on the city’s streets and avenues. As a bicyclist, you don’t have a lot to protect you in a crash. This means that you’re vulnerable to severe, even life-threatening injuries.

When you get hurt because someone else is careless and doesn’t share the road safely, you might have the right to demand compensation from them. The New York bicycle accident lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC can help you fight to maximize your recovery. 

Give our experienced legal team a call to schedule a free, no-obligation case assessment. We’re always available to take your call – day or night – 365 days a year. 

How Will a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me After a NYC Bike Accident?

Injured in a bike crash? Even a minor accident can result in severe injuries. You’ll need time to focus on yourself and getting back on your feet. The last thing you’ll want to do is jeopardize your recovery by trying to navigate a challenging injury claim on your own.

Hiring an experienced bike accident attorney can give you time to get better. Asking for help can also level the playing field and increase the odds of getting the money you deserve.

You should contact Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC for immediate legal assistance after your New York bicycle accident because:

  • Insurance companies will fight you every step of the way and do everything they can to deny or devalue your injury claim.
  • Others involved in your NYC bike accident might try to blame you for the crash and your injuries.
  • More than one person might have caused your accident and be financially liable for your injuries.
  • You might not know what your case is worth, and you shouldn’t let an insurance company decide.

At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC, we’re not like other personal injury law firms in NYC. We’re like a family. When you get hurt, we fight for you like you’re a part of our family. We’ll take an aggressive approach to your bicycle accident case and fight to secure a meaningful settlement or verdict on your behalf.

Our hard work pays off – we’ve successfully obtained more than $1 Billion in compensation for our injured clients. All you have to do is give us a call and ask for us to help you, too. It’s that simple.

What Causes So Many Bicycle Accidents in New York City?

Riding a bike is better for the environment, better for your health, and, many times, just an easier way to navigate the streets of New York. People ride bikes to commute to work, get to school, deliver packages, or simply to enjoy all that the city has to offer.

Unfortunately, accidents are all too common. In 2018, there were 4,688 reported bicycle accidents across New York City. That’s an average of 390 bicycle accidents every month. While these accidents happen across the city, crashes occur most frequently in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

  • Manhattan: 1,475
  • Bronx: 478
  • Brooklyn: 1,834
  • Queens: 836
  • Staten Island: 65

Why are so many bike accidents happening across the five boroughs? A lot of different factors can contribute to bicycle accidents in the city. However, common causes of accidents and injuries include:

  • Distracted drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians
  • Speeding
  • Failing to yield the right of way to a bicyclist
  • Driving too closely to a bicyclist
  • Lack of dedicated bicycle infrastructure (e.g., protected bike lanes, physical barriers, parking)
  • Inexperienced riders
  • Riding without a helmet and other safety gear
  • Congested traffic conditions
  • Riding at night
  • Making unsafe or illegal turns, and
  • Riding against the flow of traffic.

Any careless or negligent behavior can cause an accident. When a bicyclist is involved in a collision with a car, the results can be devastating for all involved. Don’t hesitate to call our experienced NYC bicycle accident lawyers for help immediately after your collision. We’re here to help you whenever you need it most.

We’ll Fight to Get Money For All of Your Bike Accident Injuries

Bicycle accidents can leave riders struggling with painful, debilitating injuries. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC, our personal injury attorneys in NYC are prepared to help you fight to get mone you’ll need as you recover. We handle all bicycle accident injury cases, including those involving:

  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Burns
  • Eye injury
  • Degloving
  • Head and brain injury
  • Back and neck injury
  • Lost limbs
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Paralysis
  • Wrongful death, and more.

Can’t make it into our NYC law office for your free consultation? One of our compassionate attorneys can come to you. We can visit you at home, at work, or at the hospital while you recover. You just have to call and set up a time to discuss your case. We’ll make the process of recovering compensation as easy as we possibly can for you. 

Who’s Liable For My Injuries After a NYC Bicycle Accident?

Under New York state law, anyone who contributes to a bicycle accident can be liable for resulting damages. As a result, you might have a legitimate claim against anyone whose negligence or carelessness caused you to get hurt. This might include:

  • Drivers of motor vehicles
  • Pedestrians
  • Other bicyclists
  • Employers of negligent parties
  • Transit companies
  • Government agencies, or
  • Companies that sold or manufactured defective bicycles, vehicles, or safety equipment.

You deserve to know why you got hurt and who’s responsible. The attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC will work tirelessly as we investigate the circumstances surrounding your bicycle accident. We’ll do our best to figure out the cause(s) and identify who’s to blame. Then we can seek compensation from anyone who played even the slightest role in causing you to get hurt. This approach can help you obtain maximum compensation.

What Damages Are Available After a NYC Bike Accident?

The costs of a bicycle accident can be overwhelming. When someone else is at least partly responsible for your accident, you shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences on your own. You may have the right to demand compensation for your related costs and damages. This could include money for:

  • Hospitalization
  • Medical expenses and bills
  • Lost wages and income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Temporary and/or permanent disability
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement and scarring, and more.

Let our skilled New York City bike accident lawyers help you fight to get the money you deserve. For more than four decades, we’ve been the fiercest advocates for crash victims across the city.

In this time, we’ve built strong relationships with some of the best accident and injury experts around. We can turn to them as we investigate and build your case. They can help us better understand your injuries and, ultimately, what your case is worth. Having expert-backed evidence can help us obtain a meaningful financial recovery on your behalf.

Injured in a NYC Bike Accident? We’re Always Here to Help

You’ll only have a limited amount of time to file an injury claim or lawsuit after a bike accident in NYC. Let the experienced legal team at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC help. Our attorneys have more than 200 combined years of experience helping injured cyclists across the city. We’ll work tirelessly to get the money you need and deserve.

Your first consultation is free, so don’t hesitate to call our law office or reach out to us online for help today.