A person with curly blonde hair, wearing a red hat, green coat, white socks, and black shoes, rides a blue bicycle on a city street. They have a brown shoulder bag, and the street is lined with buildings and greenery.

Those involved in bicycle accidents are very often severely injured as a result. A person on a bicycle is simply no match for a moving automobile. If you have been injured and need compensation to help you get back on your feet, you’ve come to the right place. Please read on and reach out to our firm to learn more about your legal options going forward:

How are bicycle accidents most commonly caused?

Since bicyclists are more exposed than other motorists, any number of factors could contribute to an accident. However, the most common cause of bicycle accidents is driver negligence. The roads seem more unsafe than ever lately, and it seems everywhere you look someone is either texting, speeding, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These are all examples of unacceptable driving behavior, however, that doesn’t stop people from doing them. If you were injured at the hands of a motorist doing any of these things, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation.

Do I qualify for compensation after an accident?

To qualify for financial compensation, you will first have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, this is not always easy, as sometimes, the insurance companies will try and deny you the compensation you truly need. They are a business, and their main goal is to make money. Simply put, you need an experienced attorney on your side.

Why do I need an attorney to prove my claim?

Our firm has won several personal injury claims for clients in need. We understand the implications of a serious injury, which is why we are ready to put our knowledge to work for you. We know how to gather, assemble, and present evidence to support your claim. We may use photos or videos of the accident, medical documents, police reports documenting the incident, and more.

What is the statute of limitations in New York State?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is three years. Essentially, this means that you will have three years from the date of your accident to pursue legal action against the offending party. However, if you do not file within three years, you will be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. The sooner you speak with our firm, the better. We are ready to help you attain the justice you deserve.

Contact our experienced Westchester County firm

Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of neglect in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.