Bicycle Accident Claims Lawyers
Bicyclists have the same rights on New York streets as people who drive cars and trucks. Unfortunately, when the driver of a four-wheel vehicle fails to share the road with a bicyclist, the person on the bike pays the price.
At Marder, Eskesen & Nass, Attorneys at Law, in Midtown Manhattan, we hold careless drivers and their insurance companies accountable when they injure or kill bikers. Our attorneys have more than 85 years of combined experience fighting for injured people in New York City. Call us today at 800-588-1579 for a free initial consultation.
Who Was At Fault?
Fault is an important factor in any accident case. In New York, your recovery from a personal injury lawsuit is reduced by any percentage of liability that is assigned to you. Our lawyers will work hard to ensure that the insurance company does not shift blame where it does not belong.
Here are some examples of accidents where the driver should be at fault:
- A car driver opens his or her car door in front of you (dooring).
- You are driving on the right side of the roadway and a driver clips you.
- A driver turns or swerves into you.
- A driver fails to yield to you at an intersection.
- A car hits you in a bike lane.
As a bicyclist, you have a responsibility to ride in the street, not on the sidewalk, and to travel in the same direction as traffic. You must obey all signs, traffic signals and pavement markings, and use bike lines and paths when available. However, even if you were partially at fault, you can still recover compensation if the driver was also negligent.
Who Will Pay My Medical Bills?
When a car hits you, you may be entitled to medical care through your auto insurance or the insurance of someone in your household, regardless of who was at fault. This coverage is known as personal injury protection (PIP), or no-fault. However, no-fault coverage is limited. Our lawyers will help you evaluate all forms of available medical coverage.
Put Us To Work On Your Bike Accident Claim
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