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New York Bicycle Accident Attorneys Advocating for those Injured on Bicycles
A bicycle accident is an unfortunate and often serious event that occurs when a motorist is careless in the operation of their vehicle. Many individuals bike to work, school, and social gatherings; not only is it good for the environment, but it is also a generally healthy choice for the bicyclist. However, sometimes an accident happens and a bike rider is injured when they are struck by a vehicle or encounter an obstruction in the road. If you were hurt in a bicycle accident, you should speak with our New York bicycle accident attorneys to determine your legal rights.
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Types of Injuries Seen by Our New York Bicycle Accident Attorneys
An accident involving a bike and a vehicle can cause severe and life-threatening injuries to all of the parties involved, but it is particularly dangerous to the bicyclist. When riding a bike, the human body is exposed to trauma from impact, with little or no protection. The impact can be from the vehicle striking the bicyclist, or from the bicyclist being thrown from the bike and striking the ground. One of the risks to a bicyclist is head trauma. Head injuries, also called traumatic brain injuries, can result in loss of cognitive abilities, loss of sensory functions, loss of motor skills, and, in some cases, death. Bicycle accidents in New York and other areas can be extremely serious, causing lifelong injuries and damage. The New York bicycle accident attorneys at Duffy & Duffy can help you.
In addition to head trauma, bicyclists are also at risk for serious bodily injury such as broken bones, muscular sprains and tears, lacerations and contusions, and internal injuries. These injures all require extensive medical care including surgery, physical therapy, pain management, and extended periods of healing time. In some serious accidents, the physical trauma from a vehicle striking a bicyclist on impact will cause the bicyclist to be killed on impact. When a bike rider is killed by a negligent driver, their family may have the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their deceased family member. The New York bicycle accident attorneys at Duffy & Duffy are here to help you with this bicycle injury or any other injury or medical malpractice case.
How Bicycle Accidents in New York Happen
Accidents occur in many ways, and it is impossible for a bicyclist to completely insulate themselves from injury. Sometimes a motorist may not see the bicyclist, either because the driver is not paying attention, or because the driver did not exercise caution. In some bike accidents in New York, the motorist veers off the road and strikes the bicyclist in the designated bike lane or on the sidewalk. Bicycle accidents also occur when the driver of a car or truck does not stop at the end of a driveway or side street and strikes a bike rider. In most of these situations, the injuries sustained by the bicyclist are the result of negligence. If their bike accident was caused by negligence, our New York bicycle accident attorneys are here to help the cyclist exercise his or her right to bring a personal injury claim against the responsible driver.
New York Bicycle Accident Attorneys to Help with Bike Accident Cases
When someone is injured because of another person’s carelessness and negligence, the victim is allowed to bring a personal injury lawsuit that will compensate them for their medical care, lost past and future wages and their pain and suffering. If you were injured while riding your bicycle, you may be able to bring a claim against the responsible driver. One of the experienced accident attorneys at Duffy & Duffy can help you file a claim. If you have any questions about personal injury law, please call Duffy & Duffy today to discuss your right to file a bike accident lawsuit.
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