Motorists are often not tuned in to be on the lookout for possible collisions with cyclists. Cyclists are much more vigilant on the road, yet, when a bicycle accidents occurs, they are more likely to suffer serious injuries. Bicycle accidents resulting in personal injury are common in New York City, especially in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Cyclists involved in a bicycle accident may be tempted not to react on the accident if the driver of the vehicle apologized. Even so, they have every right to contact a personal injury lawyer to claim expenses for medical bills, loss of wages, and personal suffering without feeling guilty as the driver’s insurance company is likely to cover the bill.
If a cyclist has been in a bicycle accident and sustained personal injuries it is important that he or she collect as much evidence as possible on the scene, as this information will be useful to build a personal injury case in the future. Eye-witness accounts, confessions of negligence from the driver, photos of the scene of the accident, thorough notes of what the cyclist remembers about the time just before and during the bicycle accident can all contribute to claiming personal injury compensation for medical expenses and losses. After receiving the necessary medical attention, cyclists who have been in a bicycle accident can take their notes and evidence that proves that the other party was negligent to an experienced personal injury lawyer to determine whether or not they have a case.
Linden Law specializes in personal injury cases based on vehicle accidents and will gladly provide a free consultation if you have been in a bicycle accident and want to make a personal injuries claim. If we determine that your personal injury case has merit, we won’t charge you any fees unless we win the case.