New York Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Bicycle Accident Attorney in New York City

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New York City is one of the deadliest places in America for bicyclists. According to the Department of Transportation, more than 5,500 bicyclists were injured and another 26 died due to accidents occurring across the city’s five boroughs in 2020 alone.

At Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, we proudly represent victims of serious bike accidents resulting from the negligent actions of others. Our New York bicycle accident lawyer has extensive experience handling complex claims, as well as a background in insurance defense. We know how the other side operates, and we know what it takes to win the justice our clients deserve.

If you or someone you love was involved in a bicycle-vehicle crash, call (646) 813-3922 or contact us online to request a free initial consultation. Hablamos español.

What to Do After a Bicycle Accident

In the immediate aftermath of a bicycle accident, it can be difficult to know what to do. However, the steps you take right now are extremely important, as they can dictate everything from your recovery process to your ability to secure financial compensation after the crash.

If possible, you should try to do the following after a bike crash:

Filing a Personal Injury Claim After a Bike Crash

If you were injured in a bicycle accident, and someone else was at fault, you have the right to take legal action. One of the most important elements of your case is the issue of liability.

Liability refers to a party’s legal responsibility for the losses suffered by another. In most bicycle accident cases, the liable party is the one that caused the accident, whether intentionally or not. This is because people who share the road — including the drivers of all types of motor vehicles, bicyclists, and even pedestrians — have a duty of care.

This duty of care includes a duty to follow applicable traffic laws and take certain measures to prevent injuries to others. When someone violates the law or fails to take reasonable measures to prevent harm, they have breached the duty of care they owe to others. If this conduct leads to bodily injury, the individual who breached the duty of care is liable, or legally responsible, for the injured party’s damages.

To file a personal injury claim after a bicycle accident, you must prove that:

Even if you were partly at fault, you could still have a case. Under New York’s pure comparative negligence rule, you can file a personal injury claim when you share some of the responsibility for causing the incident that led to your injuries. However, you won’t be able to recover the full amount you are seeking in damages. Instead, your recovery will be reduced by whatever percentage of fault you are found to have.

How the New York Bicycle Accident Lawyer at Keith D. Silverstein & Associates Can Help

It can be difficult to get back on your feet after a bicycle accident. At Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, we help victims and their families not only fight for fair compensation but also work to recover the justice they deserve. Our bicycle accident attorney in New York City fights to hold negligent, careless, and reckless parties accountable for the immense harm they cause; our goal is to make our neighborhoods safer places for cyclists.

We can assist you with all aspects of your claim, from gathering evidence and communicating with the insurance company to preparing your case for litigation and trial. Whenever necessary, we are fully prepared to aggressively advocate for our clients in court.

With decades of experience in both plaintiffs’ personal injury representation and insurance defense, founding attorney, Keith D. Silverstein, has the legal knowledge and skill to effectively represent your case. Reach out to our firm today to learn more during a free, no-obligation consultation.

Call (646) 813-3922 or contact us online today to get started.

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Compensation for Injured Cyclists

New York is a no-fault state, meaning all motorists are required to carry minimum amounts of personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. After an accident, motorists can turn to their PIP coverage to receive compensation for certain accident-related damages, such as medical expenses and lost wages.

PIP insurance doesn’t just cover the occupants of cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles; it also covers bicyclists who are injured in collisions with these motor vehicles. In other words, if you have insurance, and you are injured in a bicycle accident with a negligent or reckless driver, you are likely covered by PIP.

However, PIP does not provide full compensation for all accident-related damages. Specifically, it does not cover noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering or emotional distress. What’s more, not everyone has insurance, and not all bike crashes involve motor vehicles. This means that, in some cases, it becomes necessary to file a third-party personal injury claim against a liable party.

You can go outside the no-fault system if:

The state defines serious injuries as bone fractures and any injury resulting in at least one of the following:

If you are eligible to go outside the no-fault system, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party and seek compensation for all of your accident-related damages. This includes all of your medical expenses and future care costs, lost income or wages, pain and suffering, rehabilitation costs, emotional distress, disfigurement, and more.

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"My husband was injured a few years ago and Keith D. Silverstein & Associates was there to help him receive the compensation he deserved. They worked hard and never settled for anything less than what they thought he was entitled to."

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