BROOKLYN BIKE ACCIDENT LAWYER
Brooklyn Bicycle Accident Injury Lawyer
There's nothing better than cruising around the city corner riding your bicycle on a sunny day. However, a perfect day could easily be ruined by the carelessness of one or two other road users, resulting in some form of personal injury.
Were you or your loved ones recently hurt in a bike accident due to someone else's negligence? Are you confused about the next course of action to take? That's where we come in.
If you were injured due to another person's mistake, you might be due some form of compensation. William Bendix, lead attorney at Bendix Law, has been fighting for bicycle accident victims for over 30 years.
There were over 12,450 bicycle accidents in New York City in 2020.
We have witnessed the transformation of New York City, Brooklyn, and Williamsburg in particular grow into an increasingly bicycle commuting area firsthand.
With more riders, bicycle accidents are increasing each year. At Bendix Law, we know your rights as a cyclist and can help with your situation.
Know your rights as a cyclist.
Call 911. Even if you are not sure if you are hurt, report the accident to the police; obtain
responding officer's name and precinct. There must be contact with a motor vehicle in order for
there to be a case.
Preserve Strava and Garmin GPS data and video.
A case can be brought even if it was a hit and run accident, however the police must make an accident report within 24 hours. Do not give a statement to anyone.
Do not post anything regarding your accident on social media.
Take pictures of other vehicle, its license plate, Insurance ID card and the operator's license.
Grand street 1992 prior to bike lane taken by William Bendix
What Are the Common Causes of Bike Accidents in Brooklyn?
It is easy to think that if you stick to the bike lanes on the side of the road, you'll be safe from danger. However, this is far from the reality of things. Bike Accidents in Brooklyn, New York, are a common occurrence. According to a joint report from the NYC Department of Health and Hygiene, NYPD, and The Department of Transportation, Brooklyn is the most dangerous place in New York to ride a bicycle. In 2019, there were more than 499 bike accidents in New York, and about 43% of them (199 accidents) happened in Brooklyn.
The New York City government has identified the recurrent dangers of bike accidents and has built about 300 bike lanes around the city. While the city has taken other measures, such as modified traffic patterns and pro-bicycle infrastructure to reduce the danger cyclists are exposed to, it hasn't stopped these dangerous accidents from occurring. A great way to protect yourself is by taking a precautionary approach and arming yourself with the right information. By discovering the causes of bike accidents in Brooklyn, you can learn what to look for when riding along the streets.
The following are some of the common causes of bike accidents and any related injuries:
Drunk driving. Intoxicated drivers are usually unable to maintain their focus and are more likely to crash into surrounding objects, cyclists, or even people.
Texting while driving. Texting behind a steering wheel will make you lose focus, and because your hands are busy, you'll be unable to react quickly to danger.
Driver distraction. Any driver distraction, such as receiving calls while driving, will likely lead to a serious crash.
Unsafe turns. Sharp turns and bends may prevent drivers from seeing other incoming road users early enough to avoid crashing into them.
Speeding. Drivers or cyclists who navigate the streets at unsafe speeds are likely to end up in a crash
Failure to adhere to traffic regulations. Drivers or cyclists who fail to adhere to traffic laws may confuse others and crash into them.
If you or anyone you know has recently been involved in an accident, they may struggle to recollect what has happened because of how quickly events unfold. Everything happens within split seconds, and it may have been impossible to react or identify who was responsible. Bendix Law has a team of experienced lawyers who'll launch an investigation into the events that have occurred and find out its causes. We'll identify any useful evidence, including surveillance footage, accident reports, and phone records, and use them to build a solid case for you. We're committed to using all our resources to ensure you get compensated.
What Are Some Common Injuries You're Likely to Suffer From a Bike Accident?
Whether you put on a helmet and other protective gear or not, bike accidents may lead to serious injuries. These injuries may include:
Spinal cord injuries
Neck or back injuries
Soft tissue damage
Broken bones, fractures, and damaged joints
Never underestimate the extent of the injuries you've suffered from a bike accident. Even the smallest injuries can have damning long-term effects. A professional personal injury lawyer can review the extent of the damage and let you know the amount of compensation that would be appropriate. Bendix Law is a top-rated bike accident lawyer. Book a free consultation with us today.
These are the reasons why you should hire us;
Bendix Law has been serving Williamsburg, Brooklyn, since 1988. As a result, we are familiar with the local laws.
Bendix Law offers personalized legal services. We understand that no two legal cases are the same, and ensure that every new case gets the proper attention.
Bendix Law has been in this business for many years. We have developed an effective system for handling bicycle injury cases and have proven results to show for it.
All injury victims are represented on a contingency fee basis - which means that you will only be charged an attorney's fee, when we win your case.
What Is My Bike Injury Claim Potentially Worth?
To build a successful case, the first thing you need to do is to identify the worth of your injury claim. This can be quite challenging because every injury is different and will require different types of compensation. To find out the cost of a personal injury claim, you'll need to consider the following:
Are the injuries temporary or permanent?
Would the injuries require extensive medical attention or rehabilitation?
Does the injury affect your capacity to work, and how? Will you be able to return to your previous role?
Did the accident result in psychological or emotional trauma?
Does the injury prohibit other life functions?
When you are done answering all these questions, you may still find it difficult to determine the worth of your claim. We have the professional experience to help.
Why Should You Hire Bendix Law As Your Bike Accident Lawyer?
Even minor bicycle accidents may result in severe injuries. Getting fair compensation from negligent parties can help you cover the cost of your treatment and cater to your needs till you fully recover.
However, getting fair compensation can be a tough and lengthy process. The insurance company will do its best to water down your claim or avoid paying it. Also, you probably didn't know that you're eligible for compensation from the city when you suffer a bike accident due to someone else's negligence. That's why you need an experienced bike accident lawyer to help out.
William Bendix, the lead attorney at Bendix Law, is a bike accident attorney with the right resources to represent your interest and help you get fair compensation. We're experienced legal practitioners with valuable years of experience.
Thorough and expert investigation into the events surrounding the incident
Professional legal advice on the next course of action
Local legal coverage in Williamsburg. Williamsburg is the deadliest neighborhood for Brooklyn cyclists, accounting for a higher percentage of fatal bike accidents.
Solid personal injury case that absolves you of all blame
We've been helping clients in Brooklyn, Queen, The Bronx, and other New York cities since 1988. As a result, you can trust the quality of our service. Contact us on (718) 388-2225. We offer free consultation.