Experienced Brooklyn Bike Accident Attorneys Fight for Fair Compensation Following a Bike Accident
Bicycle accidents can be devastating and may leave the rider seriously injured due to the actions of a careless driver. Victims of bicycle accidents should not have to shoulder the financial burden caused by someone else’s negligence. The Brooklyn bike accident lawyers at Avanzino & Moreno, P.C., Attorneys at Law are here to help.
Since 1992, the Brooklyn personal injury lawyers with Avanzino & Moreno have provided robust legal representation to accident victims. To date, we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our deserving clients. We serve clients in all five boroughs and have a diverse, Spanish-speaking team to assist you. Contact us today for your free case review with an NYC bike accident lawyer.
Common Causes of Bike Accidents
New York City has taken great strides to improve bicyclist safety, such as adding 100 miles of protected bike lanes and reducing the speed limit throughout the city to 25 mph. Still, bicyclists are killed and injured, often in car accidents because of the negligent actions of motorists who:
- Don’t pay attention
- Run red lights
- Fail to yield the right-of-way
- Don’t keep a lookout for cyclists
- Are distracted
Other accidents are caused by people who open doors into the path of oncoming cyclists, known as “dooring accidents.”
In some cases, such as those involving rental bikes, the accident may be due to defective parts or poor maintenance.
Still, other accidents are due to dangerous road conditions. If a loved one was killed in a fatal bike or car accident, make sure to contact our wrongful death attorneys in Brooklyn today.
Who Can Be Held Liable in a Bike Accident?
Both motorists and cyclists may be found liable for bike accidents, although, typically it is motorists who are found to be responsible for causing bike accidents. Motorists may fail to keep a lookout for cyclists, especially in car-centric cities like NYC. However, cyclists may also be found at fault if they do not adhere to traffic laws and thus cause an accident.
In some cases, third parties may be held responsible for causing accidents. For example, if the city failed to fix a major pothole that caused a vehicle and bike to collide, they may be held partially responsible for the accident.
What Injuries Occur in Bicycle Accidents?
Bicycle accidents can result in catastrophic injuries to cyclists because they have little protection against the weight and force of a vehicle that weighs several thousand pounds. Common bicycle accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Other head and neck injuries
- Nerve damage
- Fractured bones
- Internal organ damage
- Road rash
- Arm and wrist injuries
- Leg injuries
- Chest injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Wrongful death
These injuries can result in exorbitant medical costs and require you to take time off work to heal. Many bike accident victims are unable to easily absorb these unexpected costs. Our bike accident lawyers in Brooklyn can aggressively pursue the compensation you need.
Contact Our Bike Accident Attorneys in Brooklyn From Avanzino & Moreno for a Confidential Case Review
If you were injured in a bike accident or tragically lost a loved one in a NYC bike accident, the experienced Brooklyn bike accident lawyers at Avanzino & Moreno, P.C., Attorneys at Law can help you fight for the justice and financial accountability you deserve. We provide personalized service and exceptional legal representation to victims throughout New York City. Our offices are conveniently located in downtown Brooklyn, and we make home and hospital visits for the convenience of our clients. Call us today to get started with your free case review.