Were you hit by a car while riding your bike?
More and more people ride bikes in New York City, for exercise, for family recreation, to commute to work or simply to get around town. Yet automobile drivers still fail to notice bicycles, resulting in collisions that leave the cyclist seriously or permanently injured.
If you or a family member was struck by a motor vehicle while riding a bike, speak with a New York City bike accident lawyer from Sullivan & Brill, LLP. Our legal team knows how to protect your rights and hold motorists accountable for their careless or aggressive driving. Our firm provides experienced representation for NYC bike accident victims. We represent the injured across New York City, including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Long Island, and Westchester County, as well as in Puerto Rico.
Contact us today at (212) 566-1000 for a free consultation.
Sullivan & Brill, LLP: Trusted Counsel Since 2001
Bicycles have as much right to the road as cars, but that doesn't mean it's safe. Most bike riders have had close encounters with drivers who failed to see them or give them a wide enough berth.
Our attorneys have handled many bicycle accident scenarios in which the driver was at fault such as:
- Left turns into the path of a cyclist
- Failure to stop or yield at an intersection
- Backing up in a parking lot
- Drifting onto the bike lane or shoulder
- Changing lanes
- Opening the door of a parked car
- Following too closely
- Speeding or traffic infractions
- Impaired or distracted driving
With the rollout of the New York Bicycle Share Program, thousands of people with no other means of personal transportation now have a way to get around New York City. However, some people taking advantage of the program are at risk of being struck by other vehicles and some bicyclists may hit pedestrians.
Our New York City injury attorney, Joseph F. Sullivan, is personally involved in every case and knows how to investigate and prep the proceedings. He brings more than 15 years of experience to your case, including a record of verdicts and settlements that demands the attention of insurance companies.
Our lawyers are familiar with the types of injuries common in bicycle accidents, including leg injuries, chest injuries, head trauma, spinal cord injury, back and neck injuries, serious lacerations, and road rash abrasions. We strive to maximize compensation for clients to cover their medical care, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and long-term harm such as permanent disability or disfigurement.