Bicycle Accidents

Long Island, Suffolk County Bicycle Accident Attorney & Nassau County Bicycle Accident Attorney

Bicycle accidents occur a lot on Long Island, and accident victims need legal representation to protect their rights. Palermo Tuohy Bruno, P.L.L.C., brings decades of experience to every bicycle accident case and is committed to maximizing client recovery. Our lawyers were born and raised on Long Island. You need a Suffolk County Bicycle Accident Attorney or Nassau County Bicycle Accident Attorney who’s thoroughly familiar with the town, county and state roads of Long Island. Ours understand the hazards that bicyclists face on a daily basis when riding on Suffolk and/or Nassau county roads.

You may be in the dark as to what to do following a bike accident that has caused you injury when you weren’t at fault. Who is legally responsible? What will your insurance cover? Do you have legal grounds to a personal injury lawsuit? How do you estimate the costs of your injuries? Does the no-fault car insurance policy of the responsible party cover your medical expenses? These are all questions that an experienced law firm such as Palermo Tuohy Bruno, P.L.L.C., can answer for you. We investigate your accident and gather evidence to prove negligence. We fill out all the necessary insurance forms for you. In short, we take all the necessary steps so that you can focus on one thing; getting better. Often, bike accidents involve multiple parties, and we also pursue all sources of compensation available to you.

How Do Bike Accidents Occur?

Long Island roads are dangerous, and in 2015, Suffolk and Nassau saw hundreds of bicycle crashes. Some ways people are injured in bike accidents include:

  • Obstructions or blockages of bike lanes
  • Pot holes, open man hole covers and unmaintained road conditions
  • Getting struck by a car door or truck door by someone exiting the vehicle
  • Distracted or inattentive drivers
  • Speeding
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way
  • Dangerous lane changing
  • Improper turns
  • Tailgating
  • Vehicles passing

Bicyclists, who ride bikes for recreation or a means to get to work, often suffer injuries. Know your rights and know what benefits you are entitled to receive. Reach out to a Suffolk County Bicycle Accident Attorney or Nassau County Bicycle Accident Attorney today.

What Types of Injuries Are Common in Bicycle Accidents?

Because bikers are so vulnerable with no structure to protect them, they are subject to many different types of injuries that range from minor to serious, including:

  • Cuts and bruises
  • Face injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Complete or partial paralysis and more…

What Parties Are Often Liable in Bicycle Accidents?

Aside from cars, trucks, motorcycles or other vehicles that crash into a bicyclist, other third parties are frequently liable as well. Keeping safe roads is a town, county or state’s responsibility. A hazardous road condition that results in a bicycle accident can make the county, town or state liable for damages. Each local area has its own statutes and laws along with mandates that require you to take legal action within a certain time limit. Working with an experienced Suffolk County Bicycle Accident Attorney or Nassau County Bicycle Accident Attorney who knows the legal parameters of your local geographic area is highly important in recovering maximum compensation for your damages.

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Suffolk County Personal Injury Attorney or Nassau County Personal Injury Attorney today.

Suffolk: (631) 621-6183

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