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Protecting your rights following a bicycle accident

As any resident of Brooklyn or the five boroughs of New York can attest, the streets are busy with various modes of transportation. While motor vehicles are in abundance, many choose to walk or bike to and from their destinations. Even with designated bike lanes on the roadways, this does not guarantee that a cyclist can always travel safely in these lanes.

A negligent or distracted driver could travel in the bike lane or fail to see a cyclist when making a turn. Even at slow speeds, when a bicyclist is struck by a motor vehicle, they could suffer significant injuries or even death. As such, those impacted by a bike accident should understand their rights and options.

Bicycle accidents

At Lozner & Mastropietro, our law firm understands the devastation that can befall an accident victim and their loved ones following a bicycle accident. Thus, our knowledgeable attorneys are prepared to use their expertise to aggressively advocate for accident victims as well as the loved ones of deceased victims.

Whether the crash involved a car, truck, bus, taxi, motorcycle or other type of motor vehicle, it is important to understand the cause so liability can be established. If a driver was distracted due to their phone, was under the influence of alcohol or negligently disregarded the rules of the road, such as speeding or failing to signal a lane change or turn, this information could be used to establish cause and liability.

Personal injury action

The damages resulting from a bike accident could be significant. In addition to pain and suffering, a victim could ensure costly medical bills, lost wages and the need for future medical care. As such, filing a personal injury action could help a victim recover compensation for losses and damages suffered.

A bicycle accident could significantly impact a victim. Therefore, they must take the time to fully understand their situation, what legal options they have and how to protect their rights and interests in the matter.


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