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Riding a bicycle is a great way to get around The Lower East Side of Manhattan, serving as an eco-friendly and extremely healthy alternative to congested traffic. However, drivers of cars and big trucks are not always observant of the space around bicyclists: In a single year, there are hundreds of thousands of bicycle crashes in the United States, while more than one thousand bicyclists succumb to their injuries.
At the law firm of Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC, our Lower East Side bicycle accident lawyers have helped many clients in the wake of life-changing bicycle accidents and injuries. We never hesitate to take on tough and complicated cases. We are proud of our ability to represent and protect the rights of severely injured clients.
A collision between a bike and a car, truck, or SUV often times results in damaging or even fatal injuries to the bicyclists who are involved in the crash. These types of accidents typically have a devastating impact on the bicyclist because bicyclists lack the protections provided to motor vehicles, such as a frame and airbags. The body of the typical automobile serves as a shield for people inside of a motor vehicle and it protects them from direct contact with the road. Unlike drivers of motorized passenger vehicles, bicyclists are not afforded the same protections at the time of impact.
Too many Lower East Side bicyclists are injured every year and many experience debilitating injuries from crashes with motor vehicles that weigh thousands of pounds. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bike accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your injuries and losses. We will evaluate the circumstances surrounding and facts of your bicycle accident to determine whether or not you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Bothmotor vehicles and bicyclists are expected to obey NYC’s traffic laws. That said, drivers of cars, trucks and SUVs are required to follow additional guidelines and undertake certain safety precautions that are designed to protect bicyclists due to cyclists’ heightened level of vulnerability on the streets throughout the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
There are many different causes of bicycle accidents, but because bicyclists are not well protected, they are at a far greater risk of sustaining severe injuries than those in a car or SUV. There can also be a multitude of factors involved in a cycling accident: A collision with a pedestrian or an open car door may not cause serious injuries on its own, for example, but it can send the cyclist into the path of oncoming cars or trucks causing catastrophic injuries.
Some of the most common ways that bicycle crashes occur on the Lower East Side of NY are:
Although far too many bicycle accidents involve negligent actors, identifying and proving acts of negligence can be challenging. At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC, we are careful to fully investigate your bicycle accident because we need to prove that you deserve the compensation we are seeking– or to prove to a jury that the accident was not your fault.
There are many thing that lead to bicycle accidents, and some of our cases have involved:
To aid in avoiding accident-related injuries, be sure to cycle safely. Some basic steps that can reduce your risk of being involved in a serious bike accident include:
There are many dangerous, negligent (careless), or reckless practices that may contribute to a serious bicycle accident. Some of the most common causes of bike accidents on roadways are:
Serious bicycle accidents in New York City may lead to permanent life changes that can interfere with your profession, personal relationships and your ability to fully enjoy and participate in life’s activities. When these simple pleasures are taken from a bike accident victim, it is both fair and reasonable that that victim should receive financial compensation for the injuries that he or she suffered. A negligent driver cannot give you back your ability to walk or the joy of being able to carry your child on your shoulders, but he or she can provide the financial compensation so that you can obtain the physical therapy and medical care you need to improve the quality of your post-accident life.
If you are involved in a bike accident on the Lower East Side of NY, you may suffer serious injuries that have far-reaching and devastating consequences on your quality of life, that of your family, and your financial future. It is not uncommon for auto-bicycle collisions to result in the following life-altering injuries and medical conditions:
The damages available in a bike-related accident lawsuit in Manhattan often include medical expenses including therapy, lost income, and pain and suffering. You need the assistance of experienced bicycle injury attorneys to determine what damages are recoverable given the specific details of your accident and injuries.
Because of the severity of many bicycle accident injuries, victims can suffer significant losses. We know how to calculate high-value claims worth millions of dollars to ensure that tragically injured clients receive the amount they need to recover as much as possible, from medical care to lost wages to pain and suffering. Call 212-240-9465 for a free consultation and get the wheels of justice spinning for you!