Trouble On Two Wheels
In recent years, New York has seen an increase in the number of people riding bikes in the city. The city’s bike sharing program, Citi Bikes, has encouraged many to experience the joy of riding through New York’s various neighborhood on two wheels. But the increase in city bikers has also meant a rise in Citi Bike injuries. While more bicycle-friendly than they used to be, New York’s streets are still congested with traffic, and therefore a dangerous place for bicycle riders. Bicyclists who collide with a taxi, car or truck are likely to sustain serious injuries that require costly long-term treatment. In cases like these, an experienced personal injury lawyer is necessary to help recover full and fair compensation to pay for medical expenses and other costs.
Drivers Aren’t Looking For Bikes
Despite the recent surge in bicyclists in the city, drivers often don’t remember to look for them when backing up, making turns or merging in city traffic. Delivery trucks late at night may not see cyclists who are riding in the dark, especially when the cyclists are not wearing light-colored or reflective clothing. If you’ve ever seen a bicycle painted white and chained to a street sign, you’ve seen a place where a cyclist lost his or her life because of such an accident.
A Long Road Ahead
Even when bikers survive these collisions, they can nonetheless suffer ongoing and severe injuries, including:
- Head trauma
- Back injuries
- Spinal injuries
These injuries require costly medical attention. Who will pay for that, or for your lost wages if you require an extended hospital stay? The answer is the person who caused those injuries. At The Law Firm of Davidoff & Associates, our Forest Hills, Queens, attorneys represent injured bikers to secure compensation for bikers who have been hurt by negligent drivers in New York.
Call Today To Kickstart Start Your Recovery
A contest between a car and a bike isn’t a fair one. Our firm works to even the score by fighting for the compensation you deserve after being injured in a bike accident. Our experienced bicycle accident attorneys offer free initial consultations. If you decide to work with us after your first appointment, we require no payment until we secure money to help pay for your injuries. Call us at 888-499-3887 toll free or 718-268-8800 local to schedule your visit at our Queens office, or connect with us online to tell us about your accident.