New York Bicycle Accident Attorney
Experienced Legal Representation for Victims of Bicycle Accidents
Riding a bicycle has become more than just a popular activity; it has become a part of every day life for most New Yorkers. Riding a bicycle instead of a car allows New Yorkers to get their exercise, avoid frustrating traffic jams, and reduce the expense of gas and paying for parking. Moreover, with the launch of the Citi Bike Share Program, it has become easier than ever to trade in your car for a bicycle.
However, as with all good things, riding a bicycle still involves the possibility of accidents and serious injuries. Since 1971, the lawyers at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm have been fighting for the rights of individuals injured in bicycle accidents. We have the experience and resources to assist you in getting the full compensation you deserve for the personal injuries you have suffered.
Common Injuries Associated with Bicycle Accidents
Regardless of how careful you are or how much protective gear you wear while riding your bicycle, the busy streets of New York are a hotbed for accidents, especially with distracted and frustrated motorists. And due to the inherent design of bicycles, as compared to cars and trucks, a bicyclist will almost always suffer far more serious injuries than the motorist.
Some common injuries bicyclist can suffer when involved in an accident with a motorist include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Quadriplegia (tetraplegia) and paraplegia
- Broken bones
- Head and neck trauma
- Back injury
- Wrongful death
Our New York bicycle accident attorneys will fight for your legal rights and assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve for the injuries you suffered and the expenses you incurred as a result of your bicycle accident. Our law firm has recovered $5,600,000 and $2,550,000 for two victims of car (truck) accidents.
Common Causes of New York Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle accidents often occur due to negligent or distracted motorists. Our New York bicycle accident attorneys have handled various cases that include different causes of bicycle accidents, including:
- A motorist who cuts off a bicyclist by turning directly in front of them.
- A motorist who enters the street directly in front of the bicyclist from a driveway or parking spot.
- A motorist who fails to stop or yield at a stop sign or a traffic light.
- A motorist who is texting or talking on their cellular phone.
- A motorist who is distracted by anything else while behind the wheel.
- A motorist who is driving while intoxicated due to any illegal substance
Regardless of what caused your bicycle accident, our New York bicycle accident attorneys are here to help you protect your legal rights and obtain the full compensation that you deserve for the injuries that you have suffered.
We Can Help You
If you or a loved one was injured in a bicycle accident due to the negligent or reckless actions of another motorist or individual, the New York bicycle accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800 WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with bicycle accident cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida.
If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case. Other phone numbers for us include: 1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, or 1-800-LAS-LEYES. Please visit us at www.Work4YouLaw.com.