Westchester County Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Brain Injury Attorneys in Harrison, New York
As popular as bicycling is throughout the Hudson Valley, these vehicles offer little to no protection if they were to get into an accident with a motor vehicle. These accidents often result in very serious injuries. If you were involved in an accident with a motor vehicle while cycling, you may be entitled to compensation that can help mitigate the impacts of your medical bills and lost wages. If you have been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, you should contact an attorney immediately. Hausman & Pendzick has been a legal resource for victims of bicycle accidents in Westchester County and the surrounding areas for decades. If you need an attorney to effectively represent your interests, contact Hausman & Pendzick for a free consultation.
Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Drivers who recklessly operate their vehicles put everyone at risk for injury, including bicyclists. While there are many factors that may contribute to bicycle accidents, distracted driving is one of the most common. It is six times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Even though the driver’s personal injury protection coverage will cover the immediate medical bills and lost wages, if your injuries surpass the coverage, you may have to consider your legal options to recover the necessary compensation. There is a wide range of other factors that can result in a bicycle accident, some of which include the following:
- Excess speeding
- Improper lane changes
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Cracked or uneven pavement
- Obstacles that obscure vision or block bicycle lanes
It is important to be aware that if you are injured in an accident caused by road hazards, the driver of the motor vehicle may not be to blame. Depending on the situation, you may have to bring a lawsuit to the municipality responsible for the street surface. Suing a municipality is more complicated than a regular personal injury lawsuit. If you need to hold a municipality responsible for your injuries, is important to consult an attorney.
Recovering Damages in an Accident Case
If you choose to bring a personal injury case in an effort to obtain compensation after a bicycle accident, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side. An attorney from Hausman & Pendzick can help you recover both economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages often include compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other financial burdens associated with the accident. Noneconomic damages often include compensation for emotional distress, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Contact a Westchester County bicycle crash attorney
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, it is important to talk to an experienced personal injury attorney. Hausman & Pendzick has served Westchester County and the greater New York City area with quality legal services for years. Bicycle crashes can be serious and leave you with lasting, unforeseen consequences. You could face a lifetime of financial burdens through mounting medical bills and lost wages. If you need an effective and attentive lawyer, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.