bicycle accidents

Biking is a common method of transportation in New York. When riding a bike, it is important to be aware of your surroundings. Bikes can cause distractions on the road for drivers, which can create an unsafe environment. Hazardous weather or road conditions can also put a biker’s safety in danger. In addition to this, bikes do not offer riders a great deal of protection. This is why they should wear protective gear, including helmets, padding, and even reflective wear if they are riding at night. However, even with these protective measures, it is still possible for accidents to happen. This can cause serious injuries to riders.

Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Protective gear is available to help bikers in the event that they are involved in an accident. While this is true, they are not always 100% preventative and injuries can still happen. These injuries can be life-changing depending on how severe the accident is. There are many different ways a bicycle accident may happen in New York. This can include the following:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol  
  • Reckless driving
  • Using electronic devices without hands-free technology
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue

Seeking Compensation

Those who are involved in bike accents may be eligible to seek compensation for any damages that stemmed from the accident. This compensation exists to provide injured individuals with any coverage they may need for expenses related to the traumas that occur as a result of the accident.

When dealing with automobile accidents, it is important to understand what Personal Injury Protection (PIP) is. PIP is a type of no-fault insurance that most automobile insurance policies carry. This coverage is available to those involved in automobile accidents, It provides them with any necessary financial support for expenses that arise due to their injuries sustained in the accident. This can cover the value of any medical bills and any lost wages. This compensation is helpful for injured victims because it allows them the opportunity to recover from their injuries without worrying about paying any additional expenses. If the compensation does not cover all the necessary costs, the injured party may be able to pursue a lawsuit for further compensation. This holds the negligent party responsible for their accident to receive monetary compensation for the excess bills and wages. PIP insurance can assist an individual after a bike accident in addition to other types of motor vehicle accidents.

Contact our Firm

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.