Bicycling has become a popular pastime in the local area. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents, especially when caused by collision with an automobile or truck, could lead to serious, severe injuries and even death. In New York State alone, in 2011, over 6,000 bicycle accidents with motor vehicles occurred with over 5,900 injuries and 57 deaths. Nationwide, bicycle accidents resulted in 51,000 injuries in 2010 and over 600 deaths.
Bicycle accidents can happen for a number of reasons, sometimes as simple as the motor vehicle driver not seeing the bicyclist. If the driver of the automobile or truck is found to be negligent, bicyclist can sue the responsible party and received monetary awards for their injuries and personal damages.
The most common type of accident occurs when a voter vehicle makes a left-hand turn into the path of an oncoming bicyclist, failure to yield, driver inattention, bicyclist confusion or by ignoring a traffic control device.
Having experienced personal injury attorneys handling your claim will improve the likelihood of a recovery for your severe injuries and the future medical expenses and lost earnings along with the pain and suffering that you experienced.
At Viola Cummings & Lindsay, LLP, our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience in litigating bicycle accident cases on behalf of bicyclists, injured drivers and passengers. We will assist you in filing any claims for medical treatment and pursue the negligent party to ensure you receive full compensation for your injuries whether by settlement or trial. Our personal injury lawyers have extensive trial experience handling bicycle accidents for our clients and for clients referred to us from other firms.
FREE CASE EVALUATION BY AN EXPERIENCED INJURY
If you or someone you know has been injured in a bicycle accident, call Viola, Cummings & Lindsay, Attorneys at Law, at 716- 285-9555.
There is no fee for the consultation. If we accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis meaning if you do not receive payment for your injuries, you do not owe us any fee.
Please keep in mind that there are specific time limitations to file a lawsuit for your personal injuries.