Bicycle Accidents

Kingston Bicycle Accident Attorneys

bicycle-riding-1082281_960_720Representing Hudson Valley clients involved in bicycle collisions

Bicycles are hard to see, hard to follow and offer the operator no protection if they were to crash with a motor vehicle. If a cyclist was to get into a collision with a truck, car, or bus, the accident could lead to terrible results. If you were injured in a bicycle collision, you should contact an attorney. If you were involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and lost wages through the driver’s no-fault insurance policy. If you were injured because of the conditions of the road, you may be able to sue the municipality responsible for the maintenance of the street surface. If you have been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, you should contact an attorney immediately. Jeff Brody Injury Law has been a legal resource for victims of bicycle accidents for over 30 years. If you need an attorney to effectively represent your interests, contact Jeff Brody Injury Law for a free consultation.

Dangerous drivers cause bicycle incidents

Other drivers are a major factor in bicycle accidents. Drivers who recklessly operate their vehicles put everyone at risk for injury. Excess speeding, improper lane changes, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and those who drive with no care for the others on the road cause many bicycle crashes each year. The rise of technology is a major issue on the roads of New York. Distracted driving is quickly becoming one of the most frequent reasons for bicycle accidents. People use their cell phones to make calls, text others, send and receive emails, and surf the web while operating a vehicle. Distracted driving is six times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Even though the driver’s personal injury protection coverage will cover the immediate medical bills and lost wages, if your injuries surpass the coverage, you may have to consider your legal options to recover the necessary compensation.

Road conditions cause bicycle accidents

Road conditions can be a major factor in bicycle crashes. Not all roadways and cycling lanes are maintained well. Potholes, cracked and uneven pavement, obstacles that obscure vision and obstacles that block bicycle lanes are just some of the hazards that can lead to bicycle accidents. If you are injured in an accident caused by road hazards, the driver of the motor vehicle may not be to blame. Depending on the situation, you may have to bring a lawsuit to the municipality responsible for the street surface. Suing a municipality is more complicated than a regular personal injury lawsuit. If you need to hold a municipality responsible for your injuries, is important to consult an attorney.

Contact an Ulster County bicycle crash attorney

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, it is important to talk to an experienced personal injury attorney. Jeff Brody Injury Law has served Kingston, Ulster County, and the greater New York State area with quality legal services for over 30 years. Bicycle crashes can be serious and leave you with lasting, unforeseen consequences. You could face a lifetime of financial burdens through mounting medical bills and lost wages. If you need an effective and attentive lawyer, contact Jeff Brody Injury Law today.