Getting around Queens and the other boroughs quickly can be tough, which is why many people choose to ride bikes over driving. Cycling can be an efficient way to commute to work, run errands, or exercise. But it’s dangerous when cyclists have to navigate heavy traffic.
If you or a loved one were hit by a car while riding a bike, call Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. right away. You deserve skilled representation during your recovery. We’ll fight for your compensation as you get back on your feet.
After getting hurt in a bike accident in Queens, you might assume you’ll deal with the at-fault driver’s insurance. This is true. But don’t assume insurance coverage will lead to a fair settlement quickly. As the person making a claim, you have to prove the other person was at fault. That can be tough if the other person or their insurer denies liability.
To improve the likelihood of a fair outcome in your case, we recommend calling us at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. As an experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyers, we deal with insurance companies all the time. We know how to gather evidence and use it to win claims. We also know how to negotiate and push for higher settlements.
If your case becomes contentious or complicated, you might need to go to court. You shouldn’t try to represent yourself. We are a team of successful trial lawyers, which can strategically represent you in court. Most bike accident cases don’t go to trial, but we’ll be prepared for that if you need to demand compensation from a judge or jury.
Our bicycle accident attorneys tackle all types of bike accidents, including:
To win compensation after a cycling accident, you have to have evidence that someone else was careless or reckless. Most of the time, this is a motorist. But it could be a pedestrian or another cyclist.
You have to establish four elements to prove negligence:
Everyone in and around traffic in New York has a duty of ordinary care. Motorists have to obey all traffic laws and drive carefully to avoid hurting others. Pedestrians and cyclists also have to follow traffic laws and obey signals.
During our investigation, we usually review:
Bicycle accidents in Queens often lead to serious and catastrophic injuries. When you or a loved one are badly hurt, it’s essential you win a financial recovery. Our bicycle accident lawyers fight for every penny you deserve.
We’ve helped cyclists suffering from:
To win maximum compensation, we have to prove the extent of your injuries. We’ll work with you, your medical providers, and expert medical witnesses to establish the type and severity of your injuries, including your pain and suffering.
As an adult riding a bike in New York, you aren’t required to wear a helmet. It isn’t against the law. But cycling without a helmet can lead to more serious head injuries in an accident. The other person involved in the crash might claim you were negligent.
If you were riding without a helmet, you should work with a bicycle accident attorney and prepare for this claim. You can still recover compensation, though you might have to fight an insurer that’s trying to deny your claim or limit your bike accident settlement.
Getting hurt in a cycling accident is expensive. There’s no way around it. The collision might have destroyed your bike. Your medical bills grow while you’re out of work and earning less. Our team at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. understand how frustrating the situation is. You’re probably stressed about your finances. We highly recommend working with an experienced personal injury lawyer to maximize your compensation.
You can demand compensation for your:
Did you lose a spouse, child, or parent in a bicycle crash? Talk with us about your legal options. You may have the right to file a wrongful death claim and demand compensation.
Talk with us about New York wrongful death compensation and how it’s divided among surviving family members.
We know situations differ considerably after bike accidents. You might be well on your way to recovery, or you may be facing a new life with a disability or without a loved one. Whatever your circumstances, we’re here to fight for you. We will investigate, gather evidence, communicate with the insurer, and, if necessary, represent you in court. Our priority is winning for you.
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