Can I receive damages after a bike accident?
Bikes are a great way to get around. They can be used for exercise, leisure or for transportation from one place to another. When riding a bike, it is important for cyclists to remain alert. This can help them remain safe while traveling. Other drivers on the road may not be as attentive to them. This can cause accidents to occur. Bikes share the road with motor vehicles, which can be quite dangerous for them. It is important for bike riders and drivers to remain aware of the their surroundings while they are on the road. Bikes should adhere to the traffic laws, including stop signs and street lights, to avoid accidents with motor vehicles. Motor vehicle drivers should also be aware of their surroundings and follow traffic laws to ensure they are keeping a safe environment. If you have been involved in a bike accident, you may be able to seek compensation on behalf of the liable party. This compensation can provide you with the money you need to cover medical bills that came as a result of your accident. There are many factors that can lead to a bicycle accident due to negligence. These factors may include someone who was driving under the influence, careless or reckless driving, using electronic devices while driving, distracted driving or driver fatigue. Road conditions may also play a role in causing the accident. A municipality may even be liable due to bad road conditions of bicycle lanes or roads that they are traveling on.
How do I build my case?
After a bicycle accident, you should always receive medical attention. This can address your injuries and help you get on a track toward recovery. A medical professional can examine you for any injuries that have occurred due to the accident and it can document your injuries and the extent of them. If you are able to preserve evidence from the accident, such as taking pictures of the scene or talking to witnesses, you should do so to better establish your case. This information may be able to prove negligence on behalf of the other party that was involved, allowing you to gain compensation from them.
Hausman & Pendzick effectively represents victims of neglect in Westchester County and across the state of New York. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.