Bicyclists are extremely vulnerable to accidents on our roads because they are smaller and lighter than cars. When a bicyclist is involved in an accident, he/she is more likely to sustain serious injuries due to the lack of protection as compared to a car. There are no seatbelts or airbags to help protect a bicyclist from serious injuries such as broken bones, head/neck/back injuries, shoulder or knee tears, facial injuries, scarring, or even death. A bicyclist will always be thrown to the pavement.
Bicyclists involved in an accident with a car are entitled to the benefits of New York’s No-Fault law as long as the paperwork is timely filed. In addition to litigation provided to the bicyclist, The Saul Law Firm will handle the filing of the no-fault paperwork to make sure the medical bills are properly covered. Bicyclists can also be injured as a result of a dangerous and defective condition on a premises or roadway. Broken, cracked, or uneven sidewalks, potholes, unclean grounds or excessive debris can also cause a bicyclist to lose balance or control and fall.
Most Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Dooring (opening car doors in the path of cyclists)
- Unsafe passing or overtaking of cyclists
- Improper turning or merging
- Inadequate visibility or low-light conditions
- Poor road conditions or hazards
- Cyclist or driver impairment
- Speeding or reckless driving
The Consequences of Bicycle Accidents
The outcomes of bicycle accidents can be devastating, extending beyond physical injuries to include emotional and psychological trauma. The recovery process often involves extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and sometimes long-term care. This not only affects the quality of life of the injured but also places a significant financial burden on them and their families. Understanding these multifaceted impacts is crucial in providing effective legal support.
Advocacy and Support from Our New York & Long Island Bicycle Accident Attorneys
At The Saul Law Firm, LLP, our history of managing numerous bicycle accident cases has equipped us with a profound understanding of these incidents. We are committed to securing substantial compensation for our clients who have been injured in bicycle accidents. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by bicyclists, we offer tailored legal services to protect your rights effectively. If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident, contact us to ensure your rights are vigorously defended and your interests are well-represented.
The Saul Law Firm, LLP helps clients with bicycle accident personal injury cases throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens, Brooklyn, New York City, the Bronx, Staten Island, and Westchester County.