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Borough Park Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Borough Park, also sometimes spelled Boro Park, is in the southwestern part of the borough of Brooklyn, Kings County in the City of New York. Bordering neighborhoods include Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, Sunset Park, Kensington and Green-Wood cemetery to the northeast. The primary zip code is 11219.

Being injured while bicycling can be debilitating. As a result of your bicycle crash you can be left with a bike that is destroyed and very serious injuries as well. We understand how awful this must be for you and we want to help. Call our Borough Park bicycle accident lawyers right away for a free consultation.

Do I Have a Bicycle Accident Claim? 

Answer a few questions:

  • Were you injured while riding your bicycle?
  • Were you hit by a vehicle, causing you to be severely hurt while riding your bicycle?
  • Was the person who struck negligent?

If the answers to the above questions are yes, you likely have a claim. Bicycle accident cases are specific types of personal injury claims. Your bicycle accident cause of action will be brought against the wrongdoer, legally known as the tortfeasor. More than likely, the at fault party will have insurance that will cover your claim. Some of things that may be covered include:

  • Your medical bills
  • Your lost wages
  • Your pain and suffering, past present and future

All of these things you will discuss with your Borough Park Bicycle Accident Lawyer during your free in-office consultation.

Things that will Help Your Case

There are some things that we strongly suggest that you to do if you expect to prosecute a successful bicycle accident case:

  1. Collect any evidence available
  2. Obtain witness information, including phone numbers, emails and addresses
  3. Obtain immediate medical attention
  4. Retain an experienced bicycle accident lawyer

Collecting evidence is extremely important.

You don't want to leave the scene of the accident without evidence proving what happened and how. Be sure to snap plenty of photos of the accident scene and also save your bicycle in the shape it is in following the accident. More likely than not, there are at least a few people that saw you get struck on your bicycle. Get their contact information if at all possible. After your visit to the hospital or Urgent Care Center, save the discharge papers and also prescription slips.

Don't Waste Time

A lot of the things related to your bicycle accident case may be time sensitive. Although you will generally have a three year statute of limitations to file your case in Court, if there is any claim against a municipality, such as the City of New York or the NY City Transit Authority, you will have only ninety (90) days to file a Notice of Claim.

Things That Can Destroy Your Claim 

We've discussed some things that can ruin your chances of a successful case. The destroyed bicycle should be saved because possibly, you can bring it in and show the jury at the time of trial.

Don't post about the accident, your injuries, or subsequent activities on social media. These posts may be discoverable and can hurt your case.

Do not provide a recorded statement to the insurance companies and certainly not before discussing this with your lawyer.

The Value of Your Bicycle Accident Case

Your recoverable damages may include your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The extent of your injuries and missed time from work will be important factors when considering the vale of your case. Also, if liability is disputed, such as if you were partially at fault, then any potential recovery you may be entitled to could be reduced by that percentage.

The injuries from a serious bicycle accident can be severe. The most common injuries we've seen as the result of a bicycle accidents include:

  • Concussion
  • Back, neck, and spine injuries
  • Fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Chest and rib damage
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Burns

If you have been injured in a Borough Park bicycle accident, contact us now at 212-240-9465 to get the wheels of justice spinning for you!     

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Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C. is committed to answering your questions about law issues in New York. We'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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