Riding a bicycle can be an enjoyable and eco-friendly way to get around Brooklyn. However, despite the many benefits of cycling, accidents involving bicycles are unfortunately common.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident, it’s important to understand your legal rights and options. Working with experienced Brooklyn bicycle accident lawyers can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

In this article, we’ll discuss common causes of bicycle accidents, what damages you can recover in a claim, how a bicycle accident lawyer can help you, and more. If you’ve been in a bicycle accident, read on to learn more.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident, don’t hesitate to contact Held, Held & Held in Brooklyn. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, but some of the most common causes include:

  • Distracted driving — Drivers who are not paying attention to the road are a significant threat to bicyclists. Distractions can range from texting and driving to eating, grooming, and adjusting the radio.
  • Failure to yield — Drivers who fail to yield to bicyclists when turning left or right, or who fail to stop at a stop sign, are also a common cause of accidents.
  • Reckless driving  — Speeding, driving too fast for the conditions, and aggressive driving can all lead to bicycle accidents.
  • Poor road conditions — Potholes, debris, and uneven pavement can cause a bicyclist to lose control and crash.
  • Defective equipment — Defective bicycles or bicycle parts can also contribute to accidents.

What Damages Can I Recover in My Claim?

If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for a variety of damages, including:

  • Medical expenses — This can include hospital bills, doctor’s visits, physical therapy, and medication.
  • Lost wages — If you miss work due to your injuries, you can claim lost wages as part of your damages.
  • Pain and suffering — This refers to the physical pain and emotional suffering you experience as a result of the accident.
  • Property damage — You may be able to recover the cost of repairing or replacing your damaged bicycle.

How Can a Bicycle Accident Lawyer Help Me?

A bicycle accident lawyer can assist you in several ways, including:

  • Investigation — A lawyer can investigate the accident to determine fault and gather evidence to support your claim. This can include interviewing witnesses, obtaining the police report, and reviewing medical records.
  • Negotiation — A lawyer can negotiate with insurance companies to ensure you receive a fair settlement offer.
  • Representation — If your personal injury case goes to court, a lawyer can represent you and present your case to a judge or jury.
  • Communication — A lawyer can communicate with insurance adjusters, medical providers, and other parties involved in the case so that you can focus on your recovery.

Talk to a Brooklyn Bicycle Accident Lawyer at Held, Held & Held Today

If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident, it’s important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. A Brooklyn bicycle accident lawyer can help protect your legal rights and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your damages.

At Held, Held & Held, we understand the unique challenges that bicyclists face on the streets of Brooklyn. Our experienced attorneys will work tirelessly to help you recover damages for your injuries and losses.

If you’re unsure whether you have a case or if you have any questions about the legal process, we offer a free consultation to discuss your case and answer any questions you may have.

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Do I need a lawyer if I've been in a bicycle accident?

While you’re not required to hire a lawyer, having an experienced lawyer on your side can be beneficial to help you navigate the legal process and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

How much does it cost to hire a bicycle accident lawyer?

At Held, Held & Held, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you receive a settlement or award in your case. We also offer free consultations to discuss your case and determine if we can help you.

How long do I have to file a claim after a bicycle accident?

In New York, you generally have three years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. However, it’s important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner.

What if I was partly at fault for the accident?

New York follows a comparative negligence rule, which means that even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you may still be able to recover damages. However, your damages will be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you.