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New York City Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Countless NYC residents choose cycling as their primary form of transportation, and for good reason. They’re great exercise, they’re cost-effective, and for many, they’re just plain enjoyable. However, cyclists are, unfortunately, often wrongfully injured in accidents, and if you’ve been harmed in an accident due to no fault of your own, you should reach out to our New York City bicycle accident lawyer as soon as you can. Contact the Law Office of James Trainor, P.C. today.

New York City Bicycle Accident Lawyer | Defending Cyclists Across NYC

Bicycle accidents often leave lasting injuries, and at times, these injuries can significantly impact a person’s life for years to come. If you’ve been injured as a cyclist, you can count on our New York City auto accident lawyer to fight for the outcome you need to get back on your feet again.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

As you can imagine, bicycle accidents can occur for several reasons. That being said, not unlike most accidents, bicycle accidents are typically caused by negligence. Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents that our firm sees are as follows:

  • Tailing cyclists too closely
  • Trying to overtake cyclists
  • Dooring accidents
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Unsafe merges or lane changes
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Ignoring traffic lights or signs
  • Failing to look before turning

Gathering Evidence

To win a personal injury claim, you must have sufficient evidence to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Some of the most useful forms of evidence in personal injury claims are as follows:

  • Pictures of the accident
  • Medical documents/bills concerning your injuries
  • Witness testimony
  • Surveillance footage of your accident happening
  • A copy of the police report filed at the scene (ensure you always call the police after an accident)

Once you’ve been treated in a hospital and are in stable condition, you should hire an experienced New York City bicycle accident lawyer as soon as you can. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in NYC is three years, meaning if you wait longer than three years to sue, you will most likely be time-barred from doing so.

Economic Damages Vs. Non-Economic Damages

As long as we can satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, you should recover financial compensation for the economic and non-economic damages you’ve sustained. Economic damages can include lost wages, medical documents, and more. Non-economic damages deal with any pain and suffering, disfigurement, emotional trauma, or other non-monetary damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident.

Contact a New York City Bicycle Accident Lawyer

If you were injured by another driver while you were simply riding your bicycle and following the rules and regulations of the road, you can depend on us to fight for your rightful compensation. Contact the Law Office of James Trainor, P.C. today to schedule your free initial consultation with our seasoned legal team.

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