What Are the Common Cause of Bicycle Accidents in New York?
Driving recklessly puts bicyclists at risk. Bicycle accidents can cause serious injuries and result in a lifetime of physical, emotional, and financial burdens. If you were injured in a bicycle accident as a result of another’s negligence, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced New York personal injury attorney today to discuss your options. At Hausman & Pendzick we will ensure that you will obtain the compensation that you deserve.
What are the causes of bicycle accidents in New York?
Bicyclists are often put in danger by those who operate their vehicles recklessly. While there are many different ways in which bicycle accidents can occur, distracted driving is one of the most common. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving is six times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated. If your injuries surpass personal injury protection coverage, you may want to assess your legal options to recover any necessary compensation. There is a wide range of other factors that can result in a bicycle accident, including:
- Excessive speeding
- Improper lane changes
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Cracked or uneven pavement
- Obstacles that obscure vision or block bicycle lanes
If you were injured as a result of one of the above factors or others, it is recommended that you reach out to a legal professional at Hausman & Pendzick to discuss your options.
Can I recover damages for a bicycle accident?
If you were injured on a bicycle as a result of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. You can be entitled to economic damages, which include lost wages, future lost wages, medical expenses, or the cost of rehabilitation. You can also recover non-economic damages that can cover emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
How long can you wait to file bicycle accidents claims?
New York has a deadline of three years from the date of the accident for an injured person to file a personal injury claim. This deadline is called the statute of limitations. If the injured person fails to file his or her personal injury claim within the three-year statute of limitations, he or she will likely lose the opportunity to recover damages for their injuries.
Personal injury claims must be filed promptly. Reach out to Hausman & Pendzick to ensure that you are filing your personal injury claim properly and within the statute of limitations.
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Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of negligence 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.