New York City Gramercy Bicycle Accident Attorney
Help for injury bicycle injury victims in Gramercy and throughout NY
Gramercy is a beautiful place to ride bicycles for recreation and transportation. Biking is a great way to exercise and also an environmentally friendly way of pedaling around. However, bicyclists can find themselves at an increased risk for accidents and injuries, especially when involved in a collision with a motor vehicle or in a worse case scenario, a tractor-trailer or other large truck.
At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC, you will enjoy the benefit of working with a dedicated Bicycle Accident Lawyer with more than fifteen (15) years of litigation and trial experience. We take a proactive and aggressive approach to fighting for the financial compensation you're entitled to compensate you for your pain and suffering endured as a result of your bicycle crash in Gramercy or elsewhere throughout New York City. We only collect a fee if we are successful on your behalf, which is our NO WIN-NO FEE promise to you!
Why do Gramercy bike accidents and injuries occur?
Lately, the increasing problem of distracted driving has contributed to a large increase in traffic crashes and fatalities, including bike crashes.
Other factors that may contribute to injuries from Gramercy bicycle accidents include:
- Drunk driving
- Failure to use turn signals
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Mechanical defects
- Opening a vehicle door into a bike's lane of travel, sometimes referred to as “dooring”
- Roadway defects and hazards
- Speeding vehicles
After a bike accident in Gramercy, NYC, a bicyclist can experience serious to life-threatening injuries. The Gramercy bike accident attorneys at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC can help you hold the right people and companies accountable in a court of law.
What are typical injuries from a Gramercy bike accident?
Bicyclists have no protection from collisions with oncoming vehicles or traffic, and they are completely vulnerable to injury from every direction. Even when a rider is pedaling down a quiet street, there is still the chance that their tire could hit a rock or a rut in the roadway, causing the bicyclist to crash and slide in the dirt, gravel or asphalt. If you are riding your bicycle in traffic and get hit by a car, some of the injuries you may suffer could be devastating, including:
- Broken bones such as fractures
- Loss of a limb
- A Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI for short
- Spinal injuries
- Soft tissue neck and back injury
- Road rash
- Cuts and lacerations
Many of these injuries require a lengthy recovery period, while some may cause permanent disability and the need for lifelong medical care.
Can I sue a driver if their car hits my bike?
If you were injured in an bike accident while on your cycle because another person was negligent, you may be eligible to file a personal injury action. You must prove the driver of the vehicle that hit you was negligent and caused your injuries. Accordingly, we will work to establish the three following things:
- That the driver involved in the accident was negligent
- That their negligence caused the accident
- You suffered injuries as a result of their negligence
This is because all drivers owe a duty of care to each other as well as the general public, which includes bicyclists and pedestrians in Gramercy and throughout NYC. The privilege of operating a vehicle requires vehicle operators to follow traffic laws, drive safely, and avoid putting other people at unnecessary risk. If a bicyclist in Gramercy – or anyone – is hurt or killed when a driver fails in their duty of care, they can be held liable for your losses, pain and suffering and damages.
If you were involved in a Gramercy bike accident or crash, you can strengthen your case by keeping every single piece of documentation you have. This includes police reports, medical records, and photographs of the scene of the accident.
Our Gramercy bicycle accident attorneys can help determine the strength of your case and provide the legal guidance you need.
What is my Gramercy bike accident injury case worth?
If your injuries are from a Gramercy bicycle crash in New York City that was caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be able to take legal action against the responsible party. If you have had medical treatment, you have lost time from work recovering from your injuries, and you are suffering from physical and emotional pain because of the accident, all of these are losses for which you deserve to recover financial compensation. If you are successful in proving that the at-fault driver caused the crash that caused your injuries, you may be able to recover the following damages:
- Medical expenses; past, current, and future
- Lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Other losses related to the crash
We will work tirelessly to hold those responsible for your injuries accountable for your losses. We understand your needs, and we are here to help you get through a difficult time so that you can move forward with your life.