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Harlem Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Our tenacious and knowledgeable attorney at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC represents clients in personal injury cases, including bicycle accidents, to secure fair compensation and offer legal expertise and support.

Why Hire Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC for a Bicycle Accident?

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a bike accident, our Harlem bicycle accident lawyers will research your case, identify the liable parties, negotiate economic or non-economic damages and if needed, represent you in court. You will want to retain the best bicycle accident lawyer that you can find.

Bicycle Accidents Recognized by New York State Law

The most common accidents involving bicycles include:

  • Bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles, such as a bus or a truck
  • Bicycle accidents involving other cyclists
  • E-bike accidents
  • Hit-and-run accidents
  • Car door accidents
  • Sideswipe accidents

New York Bicycle Accident Laws

New York’s Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations defines that after a bicycle accident in New York, you have three (3) years to submit a personal injury claim. After this period, you are no longer eligible to seek compensation for your bike accident injuries.

If you are filing a claim against a municipality or a government agency, such as the City of New York, you must do so within one year and 90 days from the date of the bicycle accident. The first step in this process is to submit a Notice of a Claim within 90 days after the accident.

Comparative Negligence

The Comparative Negligence Law in New York states that everyone can seek compensation for a bicycle accident injury, regardless of the extent to which they contributed to the accident. If they are found at fault, their compensation will be decreased by the percentage of their fault.

Opening and Closing Vehicle Doors (NY Vehicle & Traffic Law §1214)

This law states that motor vehicle drivers or passengers must check for approaching cyclists and pedestrians before opening vehicle doors, to minimize the risk of hurting them.

Drivers to Exercise Due Care (NY Vehicle & Traffic Law §1146)

This law states that drivers must drive safely to avoid colliding with cyclists and use their horn to signal their presence. Typically, this means giving a cyclist the right of way to prevent an accident. Disobeying this law and causing an injury to a cyclist can result in a fine, jail time or driver’s license suspension.

NY Vehicle & Traffic Law §1120 and NY Vehicle & Traffic Law §1122

These laws state that all motorists must drive on the right side of the road. If a motorist wants to pass a cyclist, the motorist must move to the left. If safe, the motorist must also increase their speed to pass the cyclist, ensuring enough distance between the two.

Who Is Liable for a Bicycle Accident in New York?

The parties that can be held responsible for this bike accident include negligent drivers, negligent drivers’ employers, transit companies, manufacturers of faulty vehicle or bike components, government agencies or pedestrians.

Compensation for Bicycle Accident Injuries in New York

New York is a no-fault state. This means that if an accident occurs, your medical bills, lost wages and in-house help expenses will be covered by your auto insurance or homeowner policies.

In addition, after a bike accident, you can seek compensation for different types of damages such as:

Pain and Suffering

You can file a claim or launch a lawsuit against the driver who caused your injuries, in order to seek compensation for your pain and suffering.

Property Damage

If your bike was damaged because of the accident, you can seek compensation for property damage.

Wrongful Death

You have the right to file a claim and seek compensation for wrongful death if the bicycle accident resulted in the loss of a loved one.

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If you have been injured as the result of a cycling accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact the best Harlem Bicycle Accident Lawyer at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC and get the wheels of justice spinning for you. Call 212-240-9465 now!

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