Bicycles are a staple of New York City, however, despite all their benefits, they can actually be extremely dangerous, due to a lack of real protection, especially when compared to other motor vehicles on the road. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, here are some of the questions you may have:
What can cause a bicycle accident?
Bicycle accidents can be caused by several different factors, sometimes not having anything to do with a specifically negligent party. For example, poor weather conditions can cause a car to go skidding off the road and into a cyclist, even if the motorist was driving responsibly at the time. Additionally, sometimes faulty bicycle or car parts can cause an accident.
Unfortunately, the most frequent cause of bicycle accidents is driver negligence. We live in a world full of people who text while driving, drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and exhibit various other types of reckless driving behavior. This is unacceptable, though it is no secret why so many accidents occur when our drivers are more distracted now than ever.
Do I qualify for compensation?
To qualify for financial compensation, you must first satisfy the burden of proof. This means that you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Very often, this cannot be done without the legal assistance of a battle-tested personal injury attorney.
How can an attorney help me win my claim?
An experienced attorney knows how to recover and present various types of evidence to prove a claim. For example, and this is especially true if you live in the City, an attorney will work to obtain security camera or surveillance footage of your accident. Generally, this is the most straightforward way to prove a claim. However, your attorney may also use medical documents regarding your injuries, witness statements, and more to prove your claim. Do not wait. Our firm is ready to help you bring a negligent party to justice.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York?
The statute of limitations is the amount of time that a person has to file a lawsuit from the date the incident occurred. In New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is, generally, three years. Those who neglect to file in the allotted time will be barred from suing, so you are obligated to ensure this does not happen. Simply reach out to our skilled firm and we will begin the claims process immediately.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
The Law Offices of Laurence C. Tarowsky is proud to serve clients in New York City and the surrounding areas after they have been injured by someone else’s negligence. For a consultation, contact our office today.