Bicycle Accidents While Sharing the Road in the Bronx, Queens and New York City
Injuries to Bicyclists | Failure to Yield to Cyclist’s Right-of-Way | Crossing into Bike Lane | Excessive Speeds | Traveling Too Close to Bicyclists
In New York City, bicyclists have all the rights that motor vehicle operators have. There is also an extensive network of bike lanes running through Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Long Island. Unfortunately, far too many motorists don’t understand that they have to share the road with bicyclists. According to the NYPD, there were more than 4,500 cyclists struck by cars throughout New York City in 2016, with 18 fatalities. When a bicycle collides with a motor vehicle, there’s little doubt that the bicyclist will take the brunt of the collision. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a bicycle crash with an automobile in Queens, Brooklyn or the Bronx, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Oresky & Associates, pllc can help.
Dedicated Personal Injury Attorneys in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens
At the law offices of Oresky & Associates, pllc, we have been fighting for personal injury victims across New York City for more than 25 years. In our decades in practice, we have recovered more than $300 million in damage awards, including:
- $18 million verdict in a scaffold accident injury
- $7.5 million for an undocumented worker who fell at a construction site
- $6.6 million for a client injured in a scaffold accident
- $6 million to a person who fell off a ladder at a construction site
- $4.6 million for a person injured in a multi-car crash
- $3.45 million for a personal injury victim in a commercial van accident
- $1.9 million to a client hurt in an ambulette accident
- $1.5 million to an automobile accident victim
Because of our extensive experience, we know the devastating effect a personal injury can have on your whole life, and how difficult it can be to know where to start to protect your rights. That’s our responsibility—to protect your legal rights so that you can focus on getting well. We’ll work side-by-side with you throughout the legal process, making certain you always know where you stand and what your options are, so that you can make informed decisions.
Injuries Caused to Bicyclists by Motor Vehicle Operators
We take all types of claims involving the failure of automobile, truck or motorcycle operators to properly share the road with cyclists, as required by New York City law. We handle cases involving all types of negligence or carelessness, including:
- Failure to yield to the right-of-way to a bicyclist
- Failure to properly share the road with a cyclist
- Encroachment into a bike lane causing a collision
- Driving too close to a bicyclist
We’ll aggressively seek compensation for all your losses, from wages and income to physical pain and suffering, from loss of enjoyment of life, loss of companionship or consortium to unreimbursed medical bills. We take all types of injury claims, from sprains, strains and connective tissue injuries to serious and catastrophic loss, including broken bones, burns, paralysis, brain or spinal cord injury, scarring and disfigurement, and amputation/loss of limb. We will also represent surviving family members in accidental and wrongful death actions.
Contact the Law Offices of Oresky & Associates, PLLC
To learn how we can protect your rights after you’ve been injured on a bicycle by the negligence of a motor vehicle operator, send us an e-mail or call our office at 718-993-9999. We’ll take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We can also arrange a home or hospital visit, if necessary.
All Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Bronx bicycle accident cases are taken on a contingency basis—you won’t pay attorney fees unless you recover compensation for your losses.
At Oresky & Associates, pllc we fight for the rights of injured bicyclists throughout the State of New York, including New York City, the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn (Kings County), Staten Island (Richmond County), Westchester, Long Island, Suffolk County, and Nassau County.
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