New York Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Dedicated Advocacy for Injured New York & New Jersey Cyclists
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 857 bicyclists were killed in traffic-related accidents in the United States in 2018 (the latest year for which data is currently available). Many more were seriously injured due to drivers not paying attention when backing up, not yielding to bicycle riders at intersections, failing to stop at red lights or stop signs, and changing lanes or turning in front of bicyclists.
If you were injured in a bicycle accident in New York or New Jersey, Simonson Goodman Platzer PC can help you seek the fair recovery you are owed. Our experienced, award-winning attorneys have a long legacy of success in representing injured individuals and the families of those wrongfully killed, having secured more than $200 million for their clients to date. We know what it takes to thoroughly investigate your case, determine who is liable, and fight to hold those parties accountable for the pain and suffering you have endured as a result of their negligence.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Unfortunately, bicycle accidents occur often in New York and New Jersey because automobile drivers are not looking out for cyclists, even though bicycles on the road have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicles.
Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Texting or using a cell phone while driving
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Failure to stop at red lights/stop signs
- Opening car doors into oncoming cyclists’ paths
- Driving in designated bike lanes
- Failure to maintain proper space
- Fatigued driving
In an accident between a bicycle and automobile, the cyclist generally suffers the most severe consequences—often serious, debilitating injuries. These injuries can potentially result in significant losses to the injured person and his or her family.
Damages in Bicycle Accident Cases
State law in New York and New Jersey gives an injured person the right to recover compensation for his or her damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, funeral expenses, and other economic losses, as well as pain and suffering caused by injuries and treatment. While financial recovery cannot truly compensate you for the loss and suffering you have experienced due to a bicycle accident injury, it can ease your financial burdens and hold those responsible for your injury accountable.
How Simonson Goodman Platzer PC Can Help
The experienced New York bicycle accident lawyers at Simonson Goodman Platzer PC can help guide you through the difficult process of dealing with medical treatment and billing, negotiating with reluctant insurance companies, and, if necessary, filing suit and going to trial. We will advocate tirelessly for you and work to help you recover the maximum amount available for your injuries.
If you’ve been injured while riding your bike in New York or New Jersey, contact us to discuss how we can help you. We are always available to talk, and there is no charge for an in-depth consultation. We have been representing victims of motor vehicle accidents, including bicycle accidents, for decades, and have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.