Bicycle Accidents Can Change Lives
Our Injury Lawyers Are Ready To Protect Your Rights
In Brooklyn and throughout the five boroughs, riding your bicycle can be fun, but it can also be hazardous. Even in areas with bike lanes, distracted drivers may fail to see you.
An accident with a car, bus or taxi cab can leave any cyclist with serious and catastrophic injuries. If you were involved in an accident while riding your bike, it can be difficult to know how you will cover the costs of your injuries. You may need extensive medical care and may be unable to return to work.
At Lozner & Mastropietro, we help clients and their families pursue full and fair compensation for their bicycle injuries. Since 1996, our Brooklyn bike accident lawyers have provided clients with knowledgeable advice and aggressive advocacy.
In 2012, over 35,000 bicyclists took to the streets, bike paths and parks of New York City. In 2013, with the creation of the NYC bike share program, Citi Bike, the number of bicyclists will increase by a few thousand increasing the chances for more serious accidents. New York DMV records show 3,504 bicyclists were injured and 22 killed in 2011. Brooklyn had the most collisions of any other borough with 285 crashes.
Many cyclists are not aware that they have to obey the same basic rules of the road as cars. Along with cars and pedestrians, bicyclists have to obey the rules of the road. Some of the rules posted by the NYC Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) include that bicyclists must:
- Ride in the street, not on the sidewalk (unless rider is 12 or younger)
- Ride with traffic, not against it
- Stop at red lights and stop signs
- Use marked bike lanes or paths when available
- Use a white headlight and a red taillight
Common Bicycle Injuries In New York
An accident with a car, bus or taxicab can happen in a second, but it can have lasting implications. At our law firm, we help clients and their families with serious bike accident injuries, including:
- Spinal injuries, including paralysis and quadriplegia
- Brain injuries and head trauma
- Loss of limbs and amputation injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Serious fractures and broken bones
No matter your type of injury, we will work hard to get you and your family the compensation you need, including damages for your pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses.
If you were injured in a hit-and-run accident, you still have options. Even when the driver is unknown, you may be able to pursue compensation under your own insurance policy or the policy of another member of your household. Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage provides benefits if you are injured by a driver without insurance or an unknown driver.
Our lawyers will explain your options, and we will help you explore every avenue to secure the compensation you need after a bike accident.
Contact Our Brooklyn Bike Accident Lawyers
At Lozner & Mastropietro, in Brooklyn, our trial attorneys are dedicated to helping victims of bicycle accidents and their families recover full compensation for their losses. If you have been injured or a loved one killed as a result of a bike collision, or you simply need more information, please call 718-615-0044 or contact us online.